Adios mi amor
Cartagena Travel Blog› entry 101 of 134 › view all entries
May 24th, 2010 – by: melsadventure
From the rolling Andean peaks to the lush lands of the Zona Cafetera, from the sticky heat of Cartegena where the smell of Panderias waft across the ancient streets to the red peaks of Medellin, this country has everything.
I have taken the plunge and signed up to sail with Fritz the Cat to Panama tomorrow, who knows what will happen but it´s sure to be an adventure. I´ve sipped my last Lulo juice, eaten my last Arepa and Crepes and Waffles (how will i survive without it?) and watched the sunset over Colombia for the last time.
There is the general election here on Sunday when a new president will take control of this country. Uribe leaves it, not a totally liked or respected President and with a shady past, but he leaves this country far better than when he came to power. The person who takes over (largely thought to be Mockus who Chaves in Venezuela likes and has refused to accept anyone else!) has a huge task ahead of them, to keep the positive momentum going against the guerilla and drug wars that continue in the jungle, to bring prosperity to a land that so desperately deserves it and to keep the peoples hope and positivity alive. I just hope they´re up to the job.
It´s hard to leave but the time has come. My last day was blissful. I sank my toes into the sand on Playa Blanca, had a Fresa Light Crepes and Waffles sorbet and about to hit Cafe del Mar for cocktails. It´s a fitting ending ....
"Thank you for believing in Colombia. Always remember this beautiful country is your second home. You will always find the doors as well as the big beautiful Colombian hearts open to you"
I hope that i do, because i´ll be back! Hasta la vista baby!
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