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@radiobrendan As a Westerner living and working in a ‘developing world’ country, earning what is considered locally a decent enough working-class wage, one of the difficulties with this is when you return to your country of origin. The ‘living within your(...)

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@radiobrendan On the face of it, it seems like a no-brainer. On October 2nd Colombians are going to be asked to vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for peace. That is to say, to give their backing to a deal finally reached between the government and the(...)

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@radiobrendan As the old saying goes, ‘Ignorance is bliss.’ While there may be times when this is not the case, more often than not it holds true. You can’t really get upset, worry, whatever, about something you are completely unaware of. Yet these days, with(...)

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@radiobrendan Most visitors to Colombia have at least heard of, if not visited, Ciudad Perdida, the Lost City. Tucked away high up in the Caribbean coast’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, you could call it the Colombian version of Machu Picchu, one that outdates its more(...)

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@radiobrendan It’s fair to say that the name Roger Casement means very little, if nothing at all, for the vast majority of Colombians. There’s no surprise in that really, especially considering that in his native Ireland, despite Casement being one of the most written(...)

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@radiobrendan While there are those who take a zero-tolerance approach to relationship cheating, there are others who give it something of a scale of seriousness. True enough, a willingness to give some leeway in the event of a breach of trust might reflect that you weren’t(...)

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@radiobrendan A quick glance through the Colombian (Bogotá-centred ones anyway) newspapers or sitting down to watch the main TV news here and it’s unlikely you’ll read or hear much, if anything, about Zika. Indeed, most Bogotá residents have probably forgotten what(...)

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@radiobrendan Let’s face it, the United Kingdom — the parts of it that matter in England and Wales anyway — has never really been that pushed on the European Union. One foot in, one foot out kind of job. So should the UK’s electorate do the, um, honourable thing(...)

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@radiobrendan It’s fair enough to assume that most of us like at least a little stability in our lives. The comfort of knowing, barring absolute disasters, that you can rely on certain things. Even in the world of sport where stability, nay predictability, might not be what(...)

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@radiobrendan Taking into account the grand history of our planet, it doesn’t take long at all for us humans, judging by behaviour anyway, to feel that certain things are indisputably part of where we are from. ‘It is what it is, and that’s just that.’(...)

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