Category Archives: Colombia

Ibague, Colombia: Anything worth writing home about?

Ibague, Colombia: Anything worth writing home about?

Where’s Ibague? My plans to go to Bucaramanga for the weekend were cancelled at the last minute.  I had an open invitation for the weekend to visit a friend in his home town of Ibague so I took it.  The ten hour ride took me through some beautiful scenery and nauseating turns.   When I… Continue Reading

Santa Elena: Feria de las Flores

Santa Elena: Feria de las Flores

Santa Elena During Feria de Las Flores While there was certainly plenty of stuff going on in Medellin during Feria de las Flores, we decided to get out of town for a couple of days and check out the rural activities.  Santa Elena is one of the places where the beautiful flower art is created.… Continue Reading

Medellin Flower Festival: Feria de las Flores Part 2

Medellin Flower Festival: Feria de las Flores Part 2

The second major day of the Medellin Flower Festival was almost a disaster. There were a number of events I wanted to see during the Feria de las Flores on this day.  Most noticeably were the antique car parade and the military demonstration.  Neither of these panned out as planned.  It is worth noting that… Continue Reading

Feria de las Flores: Medellin, Colombia

Feria de las Flores: Medellin, Colombia

There are two major events I’ve been waiting to see here in Medellin.  One of them is the Christmas lights, known to be some of the most spectacular in the world.  That will have to wait a few more months.  The other was the Feria de las Flores that started a couple of weeks ago.… Continue Reading

Colombia Moda: Medellin fashion show

Colombia Moda: Medellin fashion show

Is fashion the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Colombia? Probably not, but maybe it should be. I often hear how people think of barren lands and violent gangs or guerrilla groups when they think of Colombia. It’s an unfortunate reputation deeply routed in Colombia’s history, but it’s a very poor… Continue Reading