The flowers you buy for Valentine's Day, may very well have originated in Colombia. They are everywhere --- cheap, plentiful and a joy to behold.
|I bought these beautiful, crazy looking flowers from my favorite street vendor, Leonardo, for $2!|
|The blossoms are the size of bread and butter plates -- so far, so good!|
|I took a city bus tour on the Turibus -- a good orientation to Medellin|
|Palacio de Cultura is in the Plaza Botero - it is said bull's blood makes the bricks red. The metro runs along beside it.|
|"La Mujer" by Botero|
|Parks are plentiful in such a big city|
|These frogs are the size of strawberries but are highly venomous!|
Parque Explora is hosting a special and fascinating exhibit about the work of Richard Evans Schulte, a botanist and gifted photographer. He spent years in the Amazon during the 1940s doing research into plants and the indigenous people.
|I love this picture. Can you imagine meeting this woman in the jungle?|
|People in Medellin exercise everywhere! Here is a group right in the middle of the gardens.|
|Policemen with dogs are a common sight|
My next goal is to get involved in some volunteer work, and thanks to kind people I've met, doors are being opened. Stay tuned to see where I go!
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.