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Crackhead with a pocket knife: safety in Medellin

Crackhead with a pocket knife: safety in Medellin

Sunday morning I was taking a walk around Parque Bolivar in the Center of Medellin.  There was a makeshift sermon with a crowd of about 5 people listening to an old man preach from a bible.  Probably a hundred people littered the park just enjoying a beautiful sunday afternoon in the shade. I bought a… Continue Reading

Guatape Colombia: the town and the rock

Guatape Colombia: the town and the rock

Guatape was definitely one of my “must do’s” in Colombia.  Surprisingly, finding quality information in english was a little difficult.  The iconic image of a giant rock rising into the sky is only the beginning of what Guatape has to offer. Reaching Guatape Colombia As mentioned, good information in english was hard to come by.… Continue Reading

Paragliding over Medellin Colombia

Paragliding over Medellin Colombia

  Not much to say here really.  Just thought I would share some photos from my totally awesome trip paragliding over Medellin Colombia.           If you happen to be looking for the details… Directions: From Medellin, take the bus to San Pedro.  Get off at a little strip a few miles… Continue Reading

Pueblito Paisa: Medellin Colombia

Pueblito Paisa: Medellin Colombia

What is Pueblito Paisa? If you’re unfamiliar with the region the term Pueblito Paisa may be confusing.  A pueblito is simply a small town.  Paisa is a term used to describe the people of this particular region in Colombia.  It’s very similar to our use of “Yanks” to describe northerners, only they actually take pride… Continue Reading

The Chino’s in Medellin Colombia

The Chino’s in Medellin Colombia

There is no China Town in Medellin Colombia But that hasn’t stopped me from looking for Chinese.  Apparently others are looking for Chinos too.  Like this kid. Tim and I were were taking a stroll of the stadium are and found a shop selling jogging pants.  I happened to want jogging pants and decided to… Continue Reading