The 2017 Feria de las Flores in Medellin was the 60th year the silleteros have paraded their beautiful silletas through Medellin. To be a stillero is to be a hard working artist carrying on a cherished, traditional occupation.Read More
You may have noticed we haven’t traveled very far in the past four months. What can I say, we like Medellin. We have settled into another Airbnb apartment. This time we are on Calle 29, a dozen and a half blocks north of Poblado. Poblado is a very popular neighborhood for foreigners. That is not something that makes it attractive to us, we prefer more authentic Colombian experiences. But it does mean we could satisfy our desires for North America products, if we are willing to pay North American prices.Read More
We’ve arranged a lot of our accommodation on this trip using Airbnb. It has proven to be a great way to get long term, furnished places and we have met some really cool people along the way. Our current Airbnb apartment in Envigado is at the north end of city. Technically we are just outside of the El Poblado area in Medellin. But like many urban areas today, it is hard to tell where one ends and another begins.Read More
Medellin is a city I had high expectations about. I’ve heard from so many sources how it has a great climate. It called the City of Eternal Spring. It has also cleaned up its act since the days as the drug capital of the world. It is safe and modern full of friendly people. So far we are enjoying our stay here.Read More
Monserrate has been calling to us since we arrived in Bogota. It’s probably the one of the first things people see that makes them think, “I want to go there!”. When a sunny day finally appeared in the forecast, our mission was clear. Get to Monserrate.Read More
The drive through the mountains and down into Medellin from the airport was beautiful. So lush and green everywhere you look, except where the buildings and construction projects shoot up from the hillsides. We’ve had some heavy rain as we settle in for our first night in Medellin. This three bedroom place is in a much newer and taller building, but much smaller than our Bogota apartment. Hopefully we can be comfortable here. Time will tell.Read More
Since arriving in Bogotá we’ve made numerous trips to various stores and we’ve all gone out to see some of the city. When the mood strikes we capture a few moments of what is going on around us. With 8 milllion people, there’s always plenty of people around.
Below are a dozen or so of those moments captured in short videos.