Even though we made firm plans to leave Medellin this morning, it looks like we’re going to stick around a bit longer. By my guess, Angela won’t wake up until about 4 pm. Halloween in Medellin can do that.
The past week has been nice – hanging out with more new friends. Steph, who we met back in Honda, and her sister have come by a few times for some goofing off and shopping trips.
As much as we like to camp out under the stars, staying in a large city like Medellin is pretty nice too. It an enormous amount to offer, so we haven’t rushed on to the next town. We’ve hit just about every museum and Bode has been having a blast – many of them are geared towards kids.
I’ve been thinking how odd it is that folks here are so keen on seeing a gringo kid, but the simple fact is that there aren’t any. Gringo travelers certainly aren’t hard to spot, but this entire trip, we’ve only met a few vacationing families. Too bad.
A backpacker guy I was talking to the other day said he was asked by a local, “Don’t you people ever have kids?”
Anyway, the girls showered Bode with attention and insisted that he give each of them a kiss at the end of the day. He obliged.
Medellin has a great water park at the north end of town too. We spent a day there with more new friends Andres, Diana and Isabella, and they invited us back to Andres’ mother’s house for dinner.
They have a great place up the mountains overlooking the city. We were introduced to a few traditional foods and enjoyed it all. One of the curiously simple dishes is just corn kernels in a mug of milk – quite good. We ate, we ate some more and the kids played until they collapsed. It’s good to be a Paisa.