Colombians have to be some of the friendliest people on the planet.
Having been blessed to get to know many in my four year stint in Bogotá I am still in contact with many through Facebook.
Lucia was the art teacher at the international school where I worked, and she inherited my Nikon F90 and analogue lenses when I turned digital in 2006. She has gone on to enjoy a successful photographic career in Colombia, New York and London. You can check out her photographic blog by clicking on here.
I have stolen this shot from her shoot in the Bahamas.
Ma´s biggest fear of my African adventures is that I will contract AIDS. I tell her I am going there to travel and experience, not to shag lots of women, but nonetheless there is nothing I can say that will alleviate her irrational fears.