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Richard McColl

Richard McColl

Richard McColl is an Anglo-Canadian freelance journalist now living in Colombia. Here he divides his time between his guesthouse, La Casa Amarilla in Mompos and the capital Bogota. He is the author of the Michelin Green Guide to Colombia, is published in various international media including the BBC, CNN, Global Traveller, the Daily Telegraph and the Independent amongst others. He blogs at Matador and is the Colombia country expert for the Nile Guide.

When not chained to his desk Richard dreams of adventures in the jungles of southern Colombia, some of which he accomplishes, others not!


Guaviare is Otherworldly

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” - Edward Abbey

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One Cup too Many in the Eje Cafetero

The insistant humming birds stay just out of reach, their hyperactivity seems at odds with the tranquil environs, but, this is not a surprise, we are in the Eje Cafetero and there is a seemingly effortless efficiency about life here.

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  • Oscar Farfan
    Oscar Farfan says #
    I will like to visit el eje cafetero, looks real nice !!!!!

San Andres and Caribbean Idyll

“You live in Bogota? How do you manage it? I have heard that in Bogota it gets so cold that sometimes smoke comes out of your mouth.” A conversation with a San Andresano.

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  • Richard
    Richard says #
    Hey, we didn't worry about the breakdown, we were relaxed and took it all in our stride!
  • Hector Henry
    Hector Henry says #
    The aidea of San andres or the life there its: Cool and flex like soka leaf. Soka leaf it's a caind of platain. Bad that you had a...

A Forgotten Football Story in Bogota: The Jack Greenwell Legacy

Don’t take this the wrong way; I don’t get the Colombian football league. I can’t deal with an Apertura and Clausura and that the combined scores over several seasons are amalgamated to ensure that the big clubs never get relegated just, well, doesn’t seem fair.

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  • Doris Hahn
    Doris Hahn says #
    Wonderful article and more amazing each time I read it!
  • Richard Greenwell
    Richard Greenwell says #
    Having worked in Bogota and Cali for he a bank of London and South America in he 70's and later visited many times on business whe...

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