Story, images and edit by Jeremy Stephenson
In early April, Jon Bolino, Montre Livingston, and Jero embarked on a Nimh Tour to South America. The scene below the equator is ripe and thriving right now, with over 1500 skaters in Bogota alone, the first stop of this trip. Over the next 3 weeks, you can look forward to seeing Jon and Montre shredding through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Jon Bolino in Bogota
Jon and Montre both arrived in Bogota Colombia already, and took some time to soak in the city’s flavor, meet the locals, and see what the downtown skate scene has to offer. On a light night blade through the busy city streets, they both got plenty of tricks on everything in their paths. We’re staying at an awesome hostel a few blocks from the presidents house, filled with travelers and musicians from all over the globe. One band staying here invited us to their live show that provided the soundtrack you hear in the edit. Everything is off to a great start.
Live show with some good friends from the hostel. Great set
And here are some of Jeremy’s favourite pictures he shot during this first tour part:
Giant doors in Downtown Bogota
Alive or dead?
Montre enjoying his first night
First spot of the tour, high in the hills overlooking downtown
Jon searching for skate spots
Strict rules at the hostel
Eating at Crepes and Waffles, arguably the most amazing spot in Colombia. Supporting single moms since 05′
We found this street vendor outside at night, still repping the Team Roces jacket
Lounging with the pigeons