On my way south I stopped for a couple of days in the idyllic backwater of Mompos - a Unesco World Heritage site full of beautiful colonial merchant houses and churches along the Rio Grande de la Magdalena. Life moves along at a snail pace with locals relaxing in the early evening in doorways and squares with their kids and neighbours - invariably in a locally made wicker rocking chair. Being a li... Read Full Entry
cevicheStayed in a local hostal in Sapzurro run by a Peruvian lady and her Colombian husband, and she made us an amazing dinner of ceviche of local crayfish and prawns
Plaza BoteroIt is pretty amazing that the famous artist Fernando Botero donated 23 statues in this park - as well as works in the local Museo de Antioquia - to bring up the standard of this previously poor neighbourhood
funny Boterogotta love a dude that plays around with proportions
terroristThis Botero statue of the Bird of Peace was blown up by a guerilla bomb and killed many people. The artist wanted it left as a memorial to the victims and a symbol that violence will not prevail.
pabloFernando Botero´s painting depicting the death of Pablo Escobar