Last wrap up from Colombia – the food. It was mostly fried, but quite good. Like everywhere in South America, had every fruit imaginable. We did a street food tour in Bogota that started it off right. We had some fantastic empanadas at a no-name stall, and learned about the various panes. If you are ever in Bogota, the one must do, Andres DC. Read more
Now that I have functioning Internet for the first time in a few weeks (thanks Hostel Loki!) it is time to catch up on a few photo albums. Today, Colombia graffiti. Rumor has it that it was legalized when Bieber visited and was escorted by police to tag a space (seems to be validated by the Internet: Link). But this isn’t normal graffiti, this is art (the other kind is still prohibited). Here are some of the things we saw in Bogota and Medellin, including rooftops painted by the local beer company in the bad areas of town. We missed the tour in Bogota, but it comes recommended, link. Guess which one is my favorite (hint, saved the best for last). Read more
Tech note: You can now follow my trip on Snapchat for real time snippets. User: Flyshiba. Be prepared to feel old as it is not intuitive to anyone over 20. Plus – it is no longer cool for the kiddos since we the old people have joined.
Medellin summary: An incredible city. Too little time. Color, life, and a vocal love of city. Out of utter darkness, the city is thriving. Get here before the rest of the tourists. Read more