The beauty in Medellin isn’t in the actual city itself, which is polluted, densely populated, and always busy. This is also the reason why I didn’t take many photographs of the city itself because everyone knows what that kind of city looks like. But I do like how almost all the buildings are made of brick. The walls of the “crater” in which Medellin sits in are lined densely by the poorer families, much like favelas in Brazil.
Note: In an attempt to avoid Flickr, I am trying to figure out how to get my pictures uploaded into a gallery format. The internet upload speeds here are also pretty slow. I will get pictures up as soon as I can.
Update: You can access my South America pictures via the link at the top called “South America Photos”. Just click on the city you’re interested in checking out and it’ll take you to the appropriate gallery.
I have been experiencing writer’s block for years (well, I’d have to be a “writer” first to get “writer’s block” but that’s another topic) and I didn’t have much luck either this week. So here’s a brief low-down on my thoughts on Bogota.
It’s really hot here. Coming from 2600m/70F crisp Bogota to sea level/90F humid Cartagena was a slap in the face. But it’s not unlike going back to Malaysia I suppose. They are, after all, both near the equator.