astonished by how diverse Colombia is: the climate, geography, flora/fauna and cities
it's been like spending time in four different countries
Bogotá: far, far colder than I care for, kickarse street art, Museo de Oro which is going to pale every future gold museum I go to into insignificance, corner stores doubling as bars
Totally in a time warp, made all the more amusing by what appeared to be a 1970's gangsta movie being shot in the main plaza
Medellín: suddenly warmer, super agreeable spring weather, pockets of green loads of neighborhood parks, one way loop streets and the cleanest metro I have been on worldwide. Fell in love with the tea salons and the la memoria museum photos and video montages
Cartagena: indescribable light, gorgeous colonial buildings, boganvillia, pretending to be a pirate and an inquisition museum with real gallows and guillotine. Who does that?
Pretending to get lost in the jungle, 4 days lost city hiking. I didn't know there was so much green.
And just off the coast, Caribbean islas with national parks and views to melt for