Sneak Peek: Photos from Colombia!

We started 2017 with our first trip to South America, spending 4 days in Colombia! We’re working on more posts from the trip, but couldn’t wait to share some of our pictures…

We began in Bogota:

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Plaza de Bolivar, the main square of Bogota
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Exploring La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogota
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Visited the Botero Museum, Botero who is known for playing with volume did his own version of the Mona Lisa
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Artifacts from pre-Colombian indigenous cultures at the Gold Museum in Bogota
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Took the telerico up to the top of Monserrate to see incredible views of Bogota!
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Stopped for a snack at Monserrate – Coca tea and giant roasted ants (yes that’s one in Kathryn’s hand!)

After a day and half in Bogota, we flew to Cartagena on the coast of Colombia!

While in Cartagena we took a day trip to Palenque, the first free town in America. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site, the village was founded by escaped slaves in the 17th century and their African heritage is still important to the community today.

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Statue in the main square of Palenque
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Houses in Palenque

And of course, we got to see a lot of Cartagena itself while we were there!

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We climbed to the top of San Felipe fortress that once defended Cartagena from Pirates!
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At the top of San Felipe fortress
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Walked through the Old City of Cartagena
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Colorful houses in Cartagena’s Getsemani neighborhood
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There’s street art all over Cartagena’s Getsemani neighborhood!

And that’s our sneak peek! Stay tuned for more from our trip….

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