About this author
Richard McColl is a British-born, Colombia-based freelance correspondent, guide and hotelier. After studying modern languages at Exeter University, he pursued an MA in International Journalism in London and later became a Conflict Resolution Specialist at the Universidad Pontificia la Javeriana in Bogotá. He has been based in the Americas for 17 years and for the last ten years has made Colombia his home, travelling between the capital and his guesthouse La Casa Amarilla in Mompóx. He currently freelances for a variety of publications around the world, is studying for a PhD in Bogotá and hosts a weekly podcast called “Colombia Calling”.