Desde Bogotá

Desde Bogotá

Often times I work myself harder than my body is able to support, but this past month has been especially rough. And now I’m paying the price. I arrived to Bogotá yesterday morning with deep purple bags under my eyes, a sore throat, and about enough energy to...
Local Street Art in Barrio El Progreso, Colombia

Local Street Art in Barrio El Progreso, Colombia

A couple months ago a French photographer and street artist who goes by JR gained a good deal of attention for his latest installation in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums (population 1 million), located on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. His work was...
Fragments of Wakefulness II

Fragments of Wakefulness II

You’re right, absolutely right, this is said about so many things, but if you really, and I mean really, think about it, then this, this must be humankind’s very first technology. That’s what I was thinking. I cupped my hands underneath the bathroom...
Campus Party Colombia

Campus Party Colombia

Today I find myself in Bogotá, a metropolis which, with its high elevation, bohemian vagabonds, and surrounding green hills, reminds me quite a bit of Mexico City. Last time I was here I barely got out of La Candelaria and embassy row. This time I’m in Barrio...
A Podcast About La Loma by HiperBarrio

A Podcast About La Loma by HiperBarrio

ConVerGentes, the San Javier La Loma-based group of young journalists who form part of HiperBarrio, have started a podcast. (Subscribe with iTunes.) [podcast]http://blip.tv/file/get/Convergentes-Podcast1341.mp3[/podcast] Their first episode, in Spanish, features the...
El Primer Podcast de ConVerGentes

El Primer Podcast de ConVerGentes

Los muchachos de ConVerGentes presentan su primer podcast. [podcast]http://blip.tv/file/get/Convergentes-Podcast1341.mp3[/podcast] 1.) Introducción a ConVerGentes por Diego Ospina. 2.) Los nombres y blogs de los participantes de ConVerGentes. 3.) Gabriel Montoya...

Bogotá

It had already been a month. On land. No flights. Which, for the past half year or so, is something of a record. Steve: Are you sure it leaves from the downtown airport and not Rio Negro? Me: Yeah, of course. Positive. Steve: You double-checked on the website? Me...