Curiosity and a penchant for plodding solo around this weird and wonderful world, with camera in hand, has led Christina to Latin America. She only wishes she had packed some PG Tips teabags to keep her company.
Once a city synonymous with a heady concoction of drug cartels, murderous rampages, and all-out chaos, Medellin, Colombia – former “murder capital of the world”- has been busy shining its public relation shoes, slashing its crime rates, and churning out tourism gems such as “Come to Medellin, the only risk is not wanting to leave”.(…)
Altitude, pollution, poverty, noise, and toxic smells: Bogotá, located some 2600 meters high, rolls out over the Sabana de Bogotá like an extraordinary ugly carpet. Its physical impact is as inescapable as it is overwhelming; the smog so dense you feel as though you’re personally running on petrol and the police posted on every corner(…)