March 25, 2013

Day One of my Time in Colombia, South America

Last week, I traveled to Colombia, South America with my friend, Kathy Sloane.  The purpose of the journey was to investigate business opportunities in South America and to visit with our dear friends, the Ardilas.  We had a fascinating time touring cities, museums, and gardens.  This blog is about the first part of day one that was spent in Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia and quite a fascinating place.  As you may know, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Medellín was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world.  The drug lord, Pablo Escobar and his Medellín Cartel, took over the city during that time, wreaking havoc.  Escobar died in the mid-1990s and the cartel disbanded.  Since then, the city has rebounded greatly and has gone through an impressive transformation.  Great strides have been made to improve living conditions for citizens of all walks of life.