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Bolero Falaz (1995) – Aterciopelados

This song by Aterciopelados (The Velvet Ones) topped the 1000 most important songs of Colombian rock, but I would class Bolero Falaz more as alternative rock. It’s extremely groovy and bohemian in character and beholds a catchy melody that should

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Posted in Music

Monos (2019) – Alejandro Landes (Colombian entry for the best international feature film – Oscars)

I normally reserve my movie reviews for Friday’s-finest, but I hastily brought this one forward since I just saw Monos at the cinema and it has been selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the

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Posted in Movies and TV

Blue Skies Have Returned to Bogotá – 27th of June 2019

For the first time in a long while, Bogotá (the capital of Colombia) has had one whole day of radiant blue skies. This year, the typically wet season months in Bogota – April and May extended their melancholic deluge into

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Posted in Reflections

Colombian Police are just doing their Job

I was stopped by Colombian police on the street today because I looked like a delinquent and was asked to show my ID. As they ogled my ID, I removed my sunnies from below my hoodie so they could match

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Luis Suarez – ‘I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice Chiellini’

I had to laugh when I read this on the BBC Live reporting of the latest Luis Suarez biting incident: Diego Suarez, who tweets using the handle @suarez is getting a lot of abuse following the controversial Luis Suarez’s incident

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Posted in Sport and Adventure

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