I always knew I'd be back in Medellin someday. Tania and I flew from Bogota, where she'd spend her last few days of her trip with me. Medellin is sometimes called the "city of lights". First up was the famous free downtown walking tour (one I missed doing when I was here the first time). This Botero piece was bombed back in the 90s while a concert was taking place nearby. Botero himself refused to let it be taken down, now standing as a reminder of the violence of the city'
It only took two weeks of being back home for the travel bug to reinfect me (though the sub-zero wind chills certainly buoyed those sails as well). Shortly after getting home from Mexico in December, I put together a rough plan for a trip around South America. The idea was to spend a month each in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina. As usual though, I kept plans flexible, only booking the first week's accommodation in Bogota. In early January I flew from Detroit to Bog