Category Archives: Medellin and Surroundings

Floating Down the River

We woke up this morning, prepared to go rafting before driving back to Bogota in the afternoon, and to our dismay, it was raining. We drove to Rio Claro anyway to see if the rafting trip was still happening. We … Continue reading

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I Got Jungle Fever

We had a fantastic day today despite a horrible night’s sleep. As expected, the plank-hard mattresses did not lend themselves to a good night’s sleep. And the room had no windows, only a door. So despite the lovely cool breeze … Continue reading

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Back to the Jungle

Happy New Year! May it bring you all that your heart desires! We woke up bright and early today and were attended to by very tired and hung-over hotel staff. Esteban and I were very pleased with our decision to … Continue reading

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Looking for a Party

So I forgot to mention that one of the things I really wanted to do while in Medellin is visit a nearby town, Santa Fe de Antioquia, which hosts a big holiday party the last four days of every year. … Continue reading

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Followed by a High Point

Great day in Medellin! We took our time in the morning and then took an aero cable up the mountain. As is common in many mountainous Latin American cities, most of the slums are located in the mountains that stretch … Continue reading

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A Low Point

Esteban and I were woken up at 5 am by six gunshots. The hotel later claimed that these were fireworks but we know gunshots when we hear gunshots. And hearing gunshots while in Colombia is especially disconcerting. It was hard … Continue reading

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Big City Trouble

I woke up grumpy and as these things go, negative energy attracts negative energy – my camera broke (although hopefully, it’s just the battery) and it was rainy. Saige, meanwhile, is a handful. She is a bundle of energy, running … Continue reading

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