active 3 months ago • from Mompós, Colombia
Writer, expedition guide, hotelier, British journalist resident in Colombia.

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Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Ross Borden posted an update 2 years, 4 months ago

    @ricardoemp what up son! i may be in montreal then too! how’s everything in colombia?

  • Marcella Prokop posted an update: 4 years, 6 months ago

    @ricardoemp yay, another person trying to promote Colombia!

  • ELVAN HODGES posted an update: 4 years, 6 months ago

    @ricardoemp Thanks for your blogs about Colombia .I am so glad to find your blog and also to find Matador. I will be travelling to Colombia to not very soon ( 3 ,4 MONTHS YET) .And I never done anythıng lıke that beore ohh except my road trip in USA .It is comfort to read others like you.

  • EJ L posted an update: 4 years, 8 months ago

    @ricardoemp Thanks for the article about Colombia. It really helped ease my own worries about upcoming travels. I included a link to your article in my blog, and will send it to my dad so HE stops worrying as well!

    Cheers and thanks for your contribution,

    Blog post:


  • Ana Maria Guevara Valencia posted an update: 4 years, 10 months ago

    @ricardoemp It’s wonderful that you like Colombia and even better that you talk about it the way you do, that is definitely very inspiring, even and specially for me and all Colombian people out there.
    When I’m going to Mompós I’ll stay in “la casa amarilla” for sure.

  • Ross Borden posted an update: 5 years, 6 months ago

    @ricardoemp hey Richard! my friend is about to be in Cartegena and is asking for a reco’ on a hostel. Know any good ones?

  • Jon Brandt posted an update: 5 years, 8 months ago

    @ricardoemp Hey Rich,
    I’ve read your article on doing the Inca Trail, and I found it very helpful, but was also wondering if you could give me some more in depth info. I’m going to be living in Machala, Ecuador, which is 2 hours from Peru, and at some point want to head down to Machu Piccu. Would you know how long it takes by bus to get down…[Read more]

  • S G posted an update: 5 years, 10 months ago

    @ricardoemp Rich -

    You ever thought about self publishing on: http://www.lulu.com/


  • Joel Shulkin posted an update: 5 years, 11 months ago

    @ricardoemp Hey Richard, thanks for the comments. I’d really like to talk to you about Colombia and your meetings with the FARC. I’m writing a short fictional story that centers around twin brothres who are part of a Colombian paramilitary group and I’m trying to make it reasonably authentic (even though it’s really a dark fantasy story). Not…[Read more]

  • Chris Hardy posted an update: 6 years ago

    @ricardoemp Surprised to find you here Richard… good luck with the guesthouse!

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Originally From:London, United Kingdom
Currently Living In:Bogotá, Colombia
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Freelance journalist, hotel owner, adventurer, polyglot and hopeless football fan.

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