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The Extra Hour (cont... 2)

If you haven’t already, please read my previous The Extra Hour posts first

“Hold it! Stay where you are” yelled a voice from the embankment. A figure moved forward into the light from the loco – he was carrying some sort of gun. 592 more words


The Extra Hour (cont...)

If you haven’t already, please read my previous The Extra Hour post first

Passing towns and stations punctuated the night that stretched out before them. The black chasm of the Manchester Ship Canal passed below, quickly followed by the lights of Warrington and its Unilever soap works. 602 more words


The Bogota Transmilenio bus system: problems and solutions

It’s rush-hour. I’m on a Transmilenio bus and it’s busy. People are standing elbow to elbow and as usual the driver is driving like a maniac over pot-holes and cracks in the road; the standing passengers are swung from side to side, trying to grab onto anything they can as they fight to keep their balance; the seated passengers hold on tightly to the seat in front of them to avoid sliding off the smooth plastic seats. 969 more words

Life In Bogotá

The Extra Hour

The stationmaster checked his watch before glancing at the driver leaning an elbow on the sill of the cab window – “Will you be able to keep time tonight John?” “We ought to have a Brush on this run but I reckon thissun’s a good one” replied driver Berrow with a quick glance to his secondman seated on the far side of the cab. 459 more words


A Famous Visitor

Fishing boats, like the one in the foreground, were regulars in Pwllgwaelod bay at a time when the little port was known for its fine catches of herring, so the photographer’s lens was actually trained on the ship you can see across the water – on its way into Fishguard harbour. 199 more words

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10 Smartphone apps I couldn't live without in Bogota

When people move to a new country, they’ll often buy a cheap phone with a local SIM card to use while they’re there. This is fine if you’re just visiting for a short time, but if you’re in Colombia for the long-haul, a smartphone will be a really useful tool. 730 more words

Life In Bogotá

Pakker kurer og ikke bare

Har du ikke minst en gang i livet å gi eller motta leveransen straks. Så kanskje du har brukt tjenester av en kurer selskap. Disse løsningene er ideelle i en tid da vi pakke lite og ikke for tung. 136 more words