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Gearing up.....

Well, it's been about a week here in Medellin. So much has happened. And really no space to talk about it all. I did get a chance to spend some time with Ereciclaje and did talk to Pato about Gratimira and the project here. I've not yet decided what I'm going to do. But, I spoke at length with the Director of Change the World who started the Darien Foundation and works closely with Women Head of Households in Cali. They are starting a new ecovillage there and chances are that this may be my next stop after the ecovillage meeting at Aldeafeliz. Some exciting things on the horizon. Either way.... wherever I go. What a ride.

I am leaving Sunday for Bogota. Not yet sure where I'm staying, but I know I'll meet up with the Gomez family and hang for New Years with a New Zealand girl I met here at the hostel.

Taking flight
We'll celebrate New Years there..... We'll see.

Today was amazing and very surreal. Yesterday, I went out seeking a salsa club. The salsa scene here does not seem that great. The clubs are rather small and a little dingy. One club full of pushy guys, the other full of young rich kids drunk and strung up. Both, not really my scene. I think the salsa scene will be better in Cali - of course. Got in late and a guy was triping on something in the room. Not sure if he was insane or tripping. But he kept singing "So glad to know you....Goodbye". Even after I turned the lights out he opened his cell phone and began waving it in the air singing the same song over and over. I understand he is from Venezuela. Anyways, I asked the desk person to let me sleep in another bed for the night because the guy was freaking me out.

Me and the little hottie Colombian piloto. He made the flight oh so much more enjoyable. :)
Three hours later was daybreak and I didn't sleep at  all and waited outside the kitchen for the guy to let me in so I could get some coffee. I was recovering when the New Zealandar said she was going to go para-gliding and leaving in an hour.

We quickly got dressed and an Aussie joined in and we set off to San Felix, which is about 45 minutes outside the city by bus. It was amazing! I have always wanted to hang-glide, but was always afraid to. But, I am determined to do the things I am most afraid of. There are some other hurdles I must pass. This trip is one of them.

Well, the para-gliding was awesome. I was terrified at first, but soon relaxed. Never in my dreams would I imagine that I would go para-gliding in Colombia....

More ventures to come.....

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Gearing up.....
Gearing up.....
Taking flight
Taking flight
Me and the little hottie Colombian…
Me and the little hottie Colombia…
Medellin
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