A VISIT TO COLOMBIA

Since I mentioned Medellin briefly in this week’s post on SERENDIPITY, I thought it would be a good time to repost this as well.

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Medellin, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog

A mile high in the Andes mountains of Colombia, located in the Aburrá Valley, lies the city of Medellin. It is somewhere between the size of Los Angeles and Chicago. Some of its neighborhoods are built up the sides of the mountain, but the city center is mostly flat.

Nevertheless, bring a good pair of walking shoes to make you tour around town.  Traffic in downtown Medellin can be something close to gridlock in midday.  The large number of buses and taxis will not help you get around quickly.

Medellin downtown Medellin downtown

My trip was somewhat of a lark. A longtime internet friend encouraged me to come visit. Although we talked often on Google Hangout and Skype and chatted on Facebook Messenger, we had never actually met.  After seeing all the Facebook pictures of friends and relatives, it was as if we were old friends.

The weather there was…

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LIVING IN TWO PLACES

If you could choose only two places to live, would one of them be away from winter weather? Perhaps you would avoid the blizzards of winter.

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A Tale of Two Cities, by Rich Paschall

Recently The Daily Prompt asked this question: “If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?”  Normally I am not a Daily Prompt kind of guy.  I am on the subscriber list, but usually by the time I read the email notice, it is a day or two later and I just delete.  This one sounded rather intriguing, so I stashed it away for later use.

St Petersburg bridgeIf you have been visiting this space regularly, you may have noticed that Marilyn responded to the question when is was posted over a week ago.  If you read SERENDIPITY, her choices would not have been a surprise to you.  If you missed it, you can run right over there now and read her response.  You will find it here.  Don’t forget to come back!

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A TOURIST VIEW OF ENGLAND

Recently we had the good fortunate to tour parts of England again.  We did some of the popular tourists stops, so we took some of the usual tourist photos.  We flew to London and saw places around the city and took the tour out to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath.

 

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Related:  London Calling
Stonehenge And A Roman Bath
Take The London Underground
Heathrow Express

LONDON CALLING

Cell Phone Pictures

Most of our London trip pictures were captured with a camera, but we got a small number by phone as well.  It was not possible to get good quality pictures by phone just a few years ago, but technology has changed rapidly.  The camera pictures are still better but these are fun, especially if you want to make a quick upload to social media.

Click on one of the pictures to get the larger size and go through the gallery.