The Mayor of Bogotá, Democracy and AC/DC March 7th 2011 Cascades of Bogotá’s signature rain bespattered the jalopy’s virtually opaque windshield as the vehicle powered up the hill to Nueva Esperanza. Crammed in the back seat next to two elderly women, I held on for dear life as the driver made a sharp turn at the next corner, sending a muddy spray towards an unlucky slumbering neighborhood dog.
“Aquí, por favor,” I said.
The vehicle cam ... read more
South America » Colombia » Bogota Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
My name is Mike Hower. In case you haven’t guessed, I am The Tall Gringo. Why? Well, because I am tall and—err—a gringo.
I graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2009 with a double major in Political Science and American History. After graduating, I spent a year and a half working in the private sector in San Francisco.
Despite having landed a secure job at a good company, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I belonged elsewhere. All my life, I had walked the practical path—I went to college, finished in four years and found a “real” job. Alth... full info