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Cerro de Monserrate – Breathless in Bogotá

Visible from most of Bogotá, the high Andean peak of the Cerro de Monserrate towers over the city. The steep rise of this mountain wall curtails expansion to the East and brings the city to an abrupt stop. Adrenalin pushed … Continue reading

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Climb the Andes, Oh Snail, but Slowly

OK so Kobayashi Issa’s original eighteenth century haiku was: Climb Mount Fuji,                                      Oh snail,                                                     But slowly, slowly. Though in a blog about Colombia, the Andes seem more appropriate. After the worst of my illness, I examined what was left … Continue reading

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