It's been an intense week in Colombia. I am writing this from Cartagena, a magical town on the country's Caribbean coast. On my Sunday afternoon stroll here, I felt like I've stumbled into a Gabriel García Márquez novel.
I arrived yesterday morning for a whirlwind two-day stay. After the mad dash around Medellín, I've decided to take it easy in Cartagena. To laze around, meander aimlessly, sit in city squares, and take siestas. What a luxury, paired with sea breezes and the chirp of nighttime cicadas.
During this time, I've been mulling over my four-day stay in Medellín. I'm still short of words to describe it so I thought I'd post a couple of short video clips, taken around town. I kept on forgetting to bring my camcorder so these are shot with my photo camera, hence the bad quality. Still, I hope to convey a few everyday moments, as the city goes about its regular business.
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