the Hidden Gem series
Adriaan Alsema, the founder of Colombia Reports (the english language paper in Colombia) originally published this blog on their site – but since it’s a nice portrait of why Americans like me find Colombia so enchanting – I wanted to mention it.
Now the author’s reasons for chosing Medellin differ from my own since I originally went to Colombia to write – but his perspectives on the friendliness of the local residents is very similar. (Afterall – without their help – there would be no book.) No only that – but without the various episodes of random kindnesses from complete strangers – I would probably still be wandering around the back streets of Bogotá.
Of course – whenever I come across interesting stories, blogs etc. about Bogota and Colombia in general – I like to share them with readers, so they can get their own sense of the city.. Here’s one of my latest finds – at a fellow wordpress site, Life is Real Good
It’s a blog about the adventures of Eoin and Ryan, two young guys who spent six months exploring Latin America..