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@radiobrendan This blog generally stands up for the underdog, those very much up against it. Well, this is certainly the case when it comes to social classes and the sporting arena. It tends to be less so, however, when price comes into play. That is to say, value-for-money is(...)

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@radiobrendan Damn Brazilians, at it again. Not satisfied with unceremoniously and controversially knocking Colombia out of this year’s Fifa World Cup — aided by a Spanish referee it must be said — now they’re ensuring their north-western neighbours endure a(...)

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@radiobrendan ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’; ‘Time is a great healer.’ They are two of the oldest sayings in the book and in many ways they complement and support each other. The result of using the sword is instant and at its most effective it generally(...)

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@radiobrendan It’s been expressed here before that I generally go along with the ‘communicate rather than exterminate’ stance when it comes to dealing with human enemies. This line is practically sacrosanct when the other side is showing a willingness to compromise.(...)

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@radiobrendan You don’t tend to base yourself in Bogotá for its weather. OK, on sunny days it can be pretty nice, but such occasions are balanced out by chilly nights. The great thing, though, is that if you are looking for hotter climes all you have to do is take a short trip(...)

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@radiobrendan Colombia’s Minister for Health and Social Protection, Alejandro Gaviria, created a mini-stir recently by claiming that alcohol consumption was more harmful than smoking marijuana. His remarks come amidst moves in Congress here to legalise the use of the drug for(...)

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@wwaycorrigan As mentioned in our previous post, you can never drop your guard in Colombia. It’s up to you, naturally enough really, to be responsible for yourself and your belongings. Be that as it may, it still doesn’t, or at least shouldn’t, make it more acceptable if(...)

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@radiobrendan There’s that old story about a man in a restaurant who begins friendly banter with an adjacent table. He gets on so well with his new acquaintances that he offers to pay their bill. So up he gets, goes to the till operator and points down to where his(...)

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@radiobrendan Sometimes you have to accept that certain things are the way they are – at least for a specific moment in time. So while the Colombian banking system frustrates more than what I had been used to, you just have to deal with it. However, depending on your(...)

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