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
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.
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.
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.
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.