Tag Archives: Medellin

Why Are Colombians So Freaky Friendly?

It’s a while ago when I left Colombia, but there is something I need to write about: It’s a huge ‘thank-you, Colombia??‘. Compared to all the other South American countries Colombia is a great outlier in terms of ‘kindliness’.  As probably most people think about Escobar and cocaine when hearing the word ‘Colombia’, so I did. It doesn’t matter where exactly in... Read more »

Guatapé – Water & A Stone

“Guatapé” – this is the name of the 5,600 habitants town close to Medellín. The name comes from the Quechua language, related to “stones and water”. In Guatapé was know as a farming town that relied on livestock, agriculture and mining. In the 1970’s the government decided to build a huge hydroelectric complex. Guatapé became one of the most important energy production spots in whole... Read more »