|At a library donated to a poorer Medellin neighborhood by the Spanish royals|
July means a visit from a college friend and the opportunity to travel to Medellin and San Basilio de Palenque, two very different destinations.
|At a family meal!|
|"Typical" for the region: Bandeja Paisa|
Sara and I met up in Medellin and stayed with friends who are Medellin natives. That is the best way to get to know a place--stay with the locals! Plus we got a bit of Colombian family culture with a great family meal that included a sister, cousin, & brother-in-law.
Medellin's known as the "city of eternal spring" and is a little cooler than Cartagena, which was a welcome change. Sara and I even got to join in on Medellin's "Ciclovia", where they close many of the downtown streets to car traffic and you can ride, roller blade, walk or run to your heart's content. It was a great way to see the city and get some exercise!
|At the Bridge of the West!|
Next up, San Basilio de Palenque....
More photos & comments on our trip to Medellin are here.
More photos of & comments on our trip Santa Fe de Antioquia and el Puente de Occidente are here.