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Saying goodbye to Medellin

Saying goodbye to Medellin

The world is quite a different place in 2017 than it was in 2016, and I say this because of the experiences I’ve had traveling before and after the US 2016 presidential election. My thoughts are pretty heavy and I’ve heard a lot of things, but basically, no one wants to come to the USA or even transit through because it is now a major headache to do so. I’ve heard this from Canadians, Europeans, Central, and South Americans. That makes me really sad, to be quite honest because I have never encountered that attitude prior to this trip. The picture above represents a group of Americans (representing Florida, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle) and various other countries like Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, and the Netherlands. We all came together and learned about Medellín from our guide. We listened, we asked tough and interesting questions of our Medellín-born guide, Juan (who lived in the USA for 11 years and spoke impeccable English) about Medellín’s history and “that guy” (Pablo Escobar) and Juan answered them and explained the current peace resolutions, some political history and gave us his own viewpoints as well. We all chatted with one another and became friends for four hours. And this, THIS is what travel is about, putting aside differences, learning, talking, observing. The lessons you learn while traveling and the open-mindedness one gains is what life is about too. We need to learn to live together peacefully in this world and understand the differences. This might sound so naive of me, but it is what I believe. More to come this week in Panamá and Medellín. Until then. <3

Taboga Island

Taboga Island

Good morning from Medellin