Former TravelPod Member: bobnkaren
Joined: October 21st, 2009From: lives in Kalispell,Montana,United StatesFavorite Movie: Power of One, Mama Mia, My Cousin VinnyFavorite Music: light classical, oldiesHobbies: travel, people, golf, fly fishing, scrapbooking, sewing, quiltingLanguages: English, some spanishBucket List: Still deciding...Profession: retiredAmazing Event: Standing on the viewing platform at Iguazu Falls, watching that crashing water barrelling over the edge literally at our feet--spray's everywhere.Description: fun, adventu... full info
Called zocalos, they're on every buildingWe call it wainscoting, but Colombiaños call them zocalos. By decree they're on every building--either zocalos or many paint colors or artistic sidewalk tiles. It's incredible that an entire town can cooperate like this. Also very crafty as tourists flock to the place to enjoy the tremendous energy all this color radiates.
Enchanting GuatapéAll this color dates only from 2007. Before then there were very few zocalos. It's a recent, pretty savy addition to this charming pueblo.
El Peñol, only 700 steps upThis monstrous rock sits by itself above the town of Guatapé and it's beautiful lake. For a small fee you can climb to the top for what we hear is an incredible view. We obviously have to take their word for it.
The lake belowThis is just a tiny slice of the view even from where we were. This really is beautiful country.
Us with CarlosCarlos and his wife Marta are staying at the same house we are. We had such a fun time together.
Adorable girls wanted their picture with usWe met them on the tour bus and visited off and on as we traveled to Guatapé, shy Bob telling them about some of our travels, you know. When we stopped here for photos they ran up to us and asked if they could have their picture taken with us because we were their inspiration. We've been getting that a lot on this trip. 'Spose we look even older than we are?