Curucucu: The Adventures of a British Ex-pat in Colombia

Curucucu: The Adventures of a British Ex-pat in Colombia

by Ben Curry
     
 

Ben Curry had always dreamed of the adventurous life. As a young boy, and eventually as a young man studying at Cambridge University, he knew there must be a bigger, bolder life waiting for him somewhere. In 1957 he found it. Or, better yet, perhaps it found him.

That summer, a Cambridge-sponsored botanical expedition took him to a remote region of Colombia… See more details below

Overview

Ben Curry had always dreamed of the adventurous life. As a young boy, and eventually as a young man studying at Cambridge University, he knew there must be a bigger, bolder life waiting for him somewhere. In 1957 he found it. Or, better yet, perhaps it found him.

That summer, a Cambridge-sponsored botanical expedition took him to a remote region of Colombia where he became captivated with its natural beauty and its people. A short time later, he purchased a primitive 500-acre homestead and named the fledgling cattle ranch �Curucuc�,� after a local species of songbird. The grand adventure had begun.

Follow Ben, his wife, family and friends on an amazing, often humorous journey into the forests, towns and homes of a Colombia few outsiders have ever seen or written about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014431118
Publisher:
Hellgate Press
Publication date:
05/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Ben Curry had always dreamed of the adventurous life. As a young boy, and eventually as a young man studying at Cambridge University, he knew there must be a bigger, bolder life waiting for him somewhere. In 1957 he found it. Or, better yet, perhaps it found him.

That summer, a Cambridge-sponsored botanical expedition took him to a remote region of Colombia where he became captivated with its natural beauty and its people. A short time later, he purchased a primitive 500-acre homestead and named the fledgling cattle ranch �Curucuc�,� after a local species of songbird. The grand adventure had begun.

For more than 50 years, Ben has made his home in Colombia. Today, he resides in a small coastal village near the Venezuelan border.

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