Traveled Dec, 2009
Planning my itinerary around Colombia would be tricky. I had preferred to start in the north and head south to end in Cali for the annual Salsa festival. However, in using frequent flier miles, I could only fly to Medellin, Cali, or Bogota. So, I decided to fly to Medellin and make a backwards “S” shape trip through the country. Luckily, it would be the first days of Medellin’s December festival, including the lighting of the holiday displays.
I spent the day walking the city streets, including hiking a hill for a view of the city.
The artist Fernando Botero is from Medellin and many of his fat statues decorated the streets around the museum.
After dark, I checked out the festivities of the lighting of holiday displays. There were free concerts and lots of concessions.
Later, I would catch an overnight bus to the coast.