The Colors of Colombia

December 7, 2009

IndianGirl

I have been very lucky to have visited Colombia three times; a different city each time. The photos in this collection are mostly from a trip to Medellin for the 32nd International Orchid Show in September, 2008. One photo is from a trip to Pereira two years earlier. The one thing you bring home from Colombia is a warm feeling of welcome from the people. Colombians have to be among the friendliest people in the world. The stigma of the years when FARC ruled the country and Americans thought the country unsafe are long gone. Medellin is a clean, modern city where we felt perfectly safe and at ease. The metro is extremely clean and efficient. The downtown parks and squares are free of littering and loitering. The Botanic Garden is recently renovated and worth a visit. The Fiesta del los Flores is an annual week-long celebration with parades and dance competitions on the streets. We caught the Antique Auto parade during the fiesta and it rivaled any that I have ever seen and was a lot of fun. Photo ops abound in this culturally diverse country.
Here is just a small sample.

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One Response to “The Colors of Colombia”

  1. Greg Says:

    Here is a short essay I wrote for the Human Flower Project that explains the Embera culture and their future in Colombia
    http://humanflowerproject.com/index.php/weblog/comments/heliconia_shares_welfare_colombian_style/


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