Codename: The Penniless Poser How do I spot him? You won't, that's the problem. He's in the toilets whenever the check arrives at The Irish Pub. Why should I worry? Let's talk about that money you earn. Do you really want to spend it keeping The Penniless Poser in the lifestyle to which he's somehow... Ver post completo.
The Bogotá Blonde
Archivo octubre 2012
Blonde Music Tip #2: Carlos Vives
Blonde Music Tip: Carlos Vives (Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo) Ooh, the guy who's a judge on La Voz? Yes, the 'guy' from the TV talent show. He also happens to be a composer, actor and treble Latin Grammy-winning singer... Tell me more! Vives is well known for jazzing up traditional Colombian sounds,... Ver post completo.
Blonde Travel Tip #6: The Flirt Divert
Blonde Travel Tip: Flirt Divert Sounds fun... Not really, but it is a true story. A Colombian friend was in a taxi in another city when she noticed the driver giving her admiring glances. Suddenly, she was convinced he was taking her in a circle... What did she do? She called the friend she was en... Ver post completo.
Hot Date Spot #6: Luvina
Hot Date Spot: Luvina, La Macarena (Kr 5a # 26a - 06) Erm, a book shop? Excuse me, Luvina is way more than a book store, it's a cultural experience, tucked away on squashy sofas, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling books, listening to the latest authors, celeb-spotting the hottest young artists and thinkers,... Ver post completo.
Blonde Book #2: Killing Pablo
Blonde Books: Killing Pablo (Mark Bowden) Seriously? Look, I don't like to dwell on a history I didn't experience either, but if you're going to live here, you should know something about Pablo Escobar and Bowden's book is a gripping, surprisingly balanced place to start... Didn't he write... Yep,... Ver post completo.
Bizarre Dating Ritual #6: Avoid-A-Kiss
Bizarre Dating Ritual: Avoid-A-Kiss Sounds weird... This is my favourite ever tip from dozens of Colombian women. So many of them claim to dip their heads, all coy and girly, to avoid being kissed on the first date. They love to seem demure... Sounds like the days when you had to twice refuse a marriage... Ver post completo.
Men To Avoid #6: The Image Idealist
Codename: The Image Idealist How do I spot him? Ironic t-shirt, guitar case, battered copy of Borges. Why should I worry? Whether it's the retro La Macarena apartment, the Che-esque politics or the need to defend obscure entities against the horror of mass culture, this man is all about image. Having... Ver post completo.
Blonde Food Tip #1: Hogao
Blonde Food Tip: Hogao You're a domestic goddess now? Hardly, but food is such a big part of culture, especially here. Colombians are so proud of their cuisine... And hogao is part of that? Of course! Even McDonalds produced a burger inspired by this tasty criollo sauce. Nothing tops a crispy patacon... Ver post completo.
Blonde Travel Tip #5: Bus Behaviour
Blonde Travel Tip: Bus Behaviour You mean hovering? Of course, any expat worth their salt knows it upsets Colombians if you sit immediately on a warm bus seat - they think it spreads germs. You're supposed to hover until it's cooled down... That's your tip? Not quite. Did you also know it's rude... Ver post completo.
Hot Date Spot #5: Simon Bolivar Park
Hot Date Spot: Parque Simon Bolivar Are you one of those picnic girls? No! Can you seriously imagine me smearing brie onto a Carulla bagette with a plastic knife? Never mind finding a spot free of kissing couples, yappy dogs and youthful footballers... So why the park? It's an atmosphere thing;... Ver post completo.