Archive for 'colombia'

Aguardiente Sour: A Gastronomic Tip for a Culture with No Taste

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by .

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A recipe to make Aguardiente Sours using the standard Pisco Sour recipe with Colombian aguardiente instead of pisco.

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Lima vs. Bogota for Expats

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .

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Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.

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So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by .

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A look at how the city of Medellin has fared in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley of Latin America.”

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Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 by .

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A gringo roundtable of analysis on the Colombia-FARC peace agreement from various journalists in Colombia.

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A Look at Cockfighting in Colombia

Posted on 26. Jul, 2016 by .

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An expat on the Colombian coast explains the lure of a controversial spectator sport and Hispanic tradition, cockfighting.

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Non-Profit Work in Colombia: Easy Money?

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

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The founder of an NGO in Colombia explains two of the top territory hazards of trying to make a difference.

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The Mick to do Reddit AMA today!

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by .

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Christopher Kavanagh, aka “The Mick” and subject of “Mad Outta Me Head,” will do a Reddit AMA interview on Friday. For those with questions after reading the book.

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Bullfighting: Art, Culture, Drama, Death

Posted on 12. Dec, 2015 by .

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The case for why Spanish-style bullfighting is art, culture, drama, death and all that. Extracts from Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon.”

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Peru Reports: English-Language News from Peru

Posted on 27. Aug, 2015 by .

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An introduction to my latest publishing project, Peru Reports, an English-language news service from Peru.

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The Man Behind the Mick

Posted on 06. Jun, 2015 by .

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Highlights from a recent article by Richard McColl about Christopher Kavanagh, AKA “The Mick,” the subject of Mad Outta Me Head.

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Be a Mindful Expat

Posted on 02. May, 2015 by .

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SUMMARY: My rant on an uninformed critique of one of my books, an admission of my own ignorance in the past, and a book list to help prospective expats be mindful.

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Mad Outta Me Head Published

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Announcing the publication of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.

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