Day 230: A walk back in time

  Pueblito Paisa is a reconstruction of a typical village from the early 20th century and is a nice place to imagine about the past.  It sits top of a hill in the middle of Medellín so after walking up the short climb, visitors can enjoy pleasant panoramic views of the city.  The replica comes…

Day 229: Rhythm is Gonna Get You

We found out about the 5th Annual Colombia Salsa Festival by chance and feel lucky to have witnessed all of those twinkle toes for a few hours.  While we were running at a sports complex close to our hostel, we happened upon a free salsa class that was open to the public.  After we finished…

Day 228: City of Eternal Spring

Medellín is a modern, sophisticated, and innovative city set in a scenic valley at the northern tip of the Andes mountains. Because it’s so close to the equator and its altitude is about 5,000 feet, constant cool temperatures are the norm and its deserved nickname is, “The City of the Eternal Spring”.  Home to the…

Day 227: Does a body good

After two gluttonous months in Brazil and Venezuela, it seemed like our clothes were getting tighter and we decided we needed a healthier eating strategy.  We aren’t going to be counting points or anything but we realize that with all the tasty fried food around, eating in moderation is our best bet.  It’s been easy…

Day 226: The most Colombian of Colombian artists

Creating a completely original style that is instantly recognizable, Fernand Botero is a world-famous artist and native of Medellín.  His trademark work exhibits his constant search to present volume and the result is smooth, inflated, and some might say “fat” shapes.  He donated almost an entire floor’s worth to the Museo de Antioquia downtown which…