Botero horse statue.

Medellin, Colombia

A serene walk in the woods of Arvi Park.  There's a small and excellent market at the top, outside the tram stop.
A serene walk in the woods of Arvi Park. There’s a small and excellent market at the top, outside the tram station.

 

The unique style of Botero.

The unique style of Botero.
The square in El Centro has more Botero statues than you can fit in a photo.
The square in El Centro has more Botero statues than you can fit in a photo.
An amazing city to look out over as it stretches far in the distance and up the sides of the valley.
An amazing city to look out over as it stretches far in the distance and up the sides of the valley.
Botero statue of a woman laying on her side.
Botero statue of a woman laying on her side.
Botero horse statue.
Botero horse statue.
The hills are steep, but people still cram the hillside with homes.
The hills are steep, but people still cram the hillside with homes.
Unique chequered brick work.  Anyone know what this building is?
Unique chequered brick work. Anyone know what this building is?
For those who appreciate a big head.
For those who appreciate a big head.
Stand off.  Neither one was backing down either.
Stand off. Neither one was backing down either.
View from the library.
View from the library.
El Centro is a busy place.
El Centro is a busy place.
The tram ride is quite affordable.  The first big section is included in your metro ticket.
The tram ride is quite affordable. The first big section is included in your metro ticket.
Awesome views from the cable car.
Awesome views from the cable car.
That's the library at the top. Kind of felt like we were peering into people's lives as we could see in their windows and back porches from the tram above.
That’s the library at the top. Kind of felt like we were peering into people’s lives as we could see in their windows and back porches from the tram above.

 

As the 2nd largest city in Colombia, Medellin is big and busy.  We found it to be extremely clean, organized, and safe.

Originally, we had planned to party all weekend.  On the Friday night we went to Lleras which was busy and fun.  That was it for that weekend though as we discovered the election on Sunday meant no alcohol sales until Monday morning.  We ended up going to an interesting live music and visual arts show in a small theatre on Saturday night.

 

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