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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!


Blog entries tagged in Bolivar's British Legion

Bogota’s British Cemetery


The drizzle envelops us in Bogota all too reminiscent of a dull October morning in London. As the grey clouds obscure the ridges of the Cerros Orientales, the telltale pines and eucalyptus vanish, and you could be almost anywhere but for the thin oxygen, the red transmilenio buses and towering billboards of Aguila girls.

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