December 23, 2017

 Alumbrados means 'Lighting.' 

Paris may be called 'The City of Light,' but Medellin can lay claim to the title City of Christmas Lights. This is the 50th anniversary of the 'Alumbrados de Navideños' here in Medellin, and sponsor EPM, Empresas Publicas de Medellin,...

December 6, 2017

66 million tons of granite, and you can climb to the top!

Looking for an easy, relaxing and sedate afternoon of rock climbing? Look somewhere else. The rock above is called La Piedra de Peñol, the Rock of Peñol, and yes, you can climb it, but no, it's not easy. Making i...

November 27, 2017

 Los Guatapenses han llevado la carga durante muchas años para el resto de Colombia.

The Guatapeños have carried the load for years for the rest of Colombia.

Zócalo means 'plinth' or symbolic carving in espanol. The Zócalo above on a side street in Guatapé shows a local ...

October 18, 2017

 The electric escalators of Comuna 13, on the west side of Medellin

Los escaleras electricos en Comuna 13, el lado oeste de Medellin

Recently, we visited the escalators of Comuna 13, on the west side of Medellin. These electric stairs were installed ten years ago, to ass...

October 13, 2017

 Just hangin' with friends.

Mariah saw this girl performing her acrobatics on Avenida Nutibara, and made a new friend. (She's very good at that.) The girl's name is Olga. She's one of several street performers we've seen in Medellin. Some, like Olga, work without a net...

October 2, 2017

 View of the Río Cauca from Finca La Aguada. The silence is almost loud out here.

Vista del Río Cauca de Finca La Aguada. El silencio es casi ruidoso aqui.

Good friends, Nora & Ramiro invited us to their finca, La Aguada this past weekend. Many, many Colombianos escape t...

September 6, 2017

Cocolatte Café: A Nro 44 A, Cl. 30 Sur #43a13, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia

Tuesday-Thursday  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Un espacio para compartir y disfrutar, comenzar o terminar tu día en la mejor compañía, una taza de ca...

August 30, 2017

The Super Todo Mickey Mouse says it all: This little tienda by our apartment contains everything we love about Medellin. It has a name unlike any other; it's a beehive of activity all day long; cajeras are muy amable; STMM has everything we need, from leche, to nueces,...

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