Month: April 2011

Please don’t molest me on Transmilenio

I am not a fan of the Transmilenio. I’m talking about the overly celebrated transport system that emerged in Bogotá when plans for an underground metro faltered (said plans have since been resurrected, but don’t hold your breath) Transmilenio is essentially a series of large, bendy buses with their own lanes, which move between clearly-marked […]


Rumble in the Jungle

“If ever there is a time to have a functional boat, this is probably it,” my cousin’s husband, Simon, remarked drily as we crossed the river in our mouldy wooden vessel. It was rainy season in the Amazon and much of the forest was flooded. There we were, rowing into that dark green abyss having […]