DESPACITO ENGLISH TRANSLATION

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk   Yeah, you know I've been watching you for a while now I've gotta dance with you today I saw your look was calling me Show me the path I'm on You, you're the magnet and I'm the metal  I'm getting closer and hatching a plan Just thinking about it gets my pulse... Continue Reading →

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FIESTA DEL GRAN PODER, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

La Fiesta de Jesús del Gran Poder is an annual religious celebration in the streets of La Paz, Bolivia.  I joined in the celebrations on May 29 2010, which coincided with the last day of my third decade.  The festival brings an explosion of colour, dance and music to the city and the party goes... Continue Reading →

VALPARAISO – PUERTO DE MI AMOR

Below is a selection of photos taken from the time that I spent living in Valparaiso, Chile in 2010.  Valparaiso is one of the most beautiful, most colourful and most unique cities of South America, Latin America, the world!  All of the photos were originally published on a daily photo blog that I maintained for... Continue Reading →

URUGUAYAN TIMES

A few years ago I spent around four days, if I remember correctly, camping at the Club de Pescadores (Fisherman’s Club) in the western Uruguayan town of Paysandú. I was there for the renowned semana de la cerveza which sounds a whole lot more civilized than ‘beer week'. Each day followed a similar pattern. I... Continue Reading →

NIÑOS BOGOTANOS (BOGOTÁ BOYS)

In late May I spent an afternoon in central Bogota walking around the historic district of La Candelaria, eating the typical dish of bandeja paisa and drinking cerveza colombiana.  Late in the afternoon just before beginning the journey back to El Dorado International Airport I came across a mural with the smiling, laughing faces of little boys.... Continue Reading →

LETTER FROM A PORTEÑA (TRANSLATION)

Chile is having a very difficult month.  At the start of the month there was the large earthquake affecting the north of the country and now the beautiful port city of Valparaiso, Chile's bohemian cultural heart, is battling a fire that has left a death toll of 12, an estimated 2,500 destroyed homes and 11,000... Continue Reading →

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