Being born in Colombia —a violent and lovely land of duality, of rancid poetry, marvellous heartbreak, impossible beauty, and sequestered abundance— is a curse. On the one hand, it’s a magical, fertile, lush kingdom filled with wonders and beauty. From the Amazon Rainforest to the Caribbean Sea, from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Ocean,… Continue reading The Colombian Curse: A Love Letter to my Country
Desde la primera vez que visité Nuquí, en la costa Pacífica de Colombia, me enamoré de su arena negra y su selva color esmeralda reflejada en las aguas cristalinas de los ríos y el mar. Pero entre los meses de junio y noviembre este rincón mágico del país es aún más especial, siendo el lugar… Continue reading Nuquí: Whales
Nuquí & Termales
Photos of my 2015 visit to the municipality of Nuqui on Colombia's Pacific coast. Nuqui and its surrounding townships are each inhabited by fewer than 8,000 people, mostly Afro-descendents and indigenous communities.
Fauna – Nuquí, Chocó
Choco, on Colmbia's northern Pacific coast, is one of the most biodiverse places on earth. With heavy rains year-round, the lush vegetation and flowing rivers provide food and shelter for a diversity of animals, from toucans to boas, from the yellow-crowned night-heron to the kokoi frog, and more.
Jungle Beach / Playa Selva
Colombia's Pacific coast is a jungle-covered stretch of mountainous land, adorned with rocky bays and pristine rivers flowing down to the warm ocean.
Rana Kokoi / Kokoi Frog (Dendrobates histrionicus), Chocó
Walking through the dense, virgin jungles of Colombia's Pacific coast is no easy task, but it's entirely worth climbing Carrizalito, a mount whose peak is under 300 masl, to see the colourful and poisonous Kokoi Frogs (Dendrobates histrionicus) in their natural habitat.