A Close Shave March 10th 2010 Moments earlier he had been holding a cut-throat razor to my neck. How could I not give him the money? There was an unspoken agreement - if he left me intact, I would hand over whatever he wanted. But this was (almost literally) daylight robbery! I mean, 15.000 COP for a haircut and a wet shave? I don't pay much more than that in Lewisham!
Still, it was a very good shave and he seemed like a ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena 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
Unaccustomed as I am to public writing, I'll keep this short.
So the plan is to jet off to Bogotá 15th February, take in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina...and maybe a quick dip into Uruguay for good measure. I just have to make sure that I reach Buenos Aires on or before 31st May for my flight home.
And this is where it's going to be documented...the good bits and the bad bits...hope there won't be too many of those!
I'm pretty useless at keeping things updated so Im going to try to get into the habit by starting now - 1 month (ish) from de... full info