St Paul Plaza Hotel
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... by the Spanish government. The alter and the cross on top of the building was donated by Pope Paul VI. From the church we walked down the street to the national museum that looked like Saturn from the outside. Inside there are changing displays. Currently the one they had was a contemporary design exhibit. There wasn't much to see but they did have some interesting chairs and some optical illusion pictures that were a bit interesting. ...
... houses which back onto each other, or six story apartments built in rows - the rich live on the other side of the lagoon!
So to the buildings ....
Our first stop was the Army HQ, as it is near our hostel. Outside the faceless building is a beautiful curved structure which had the most fantastic echo! We had noticed that the roads here are extremely wide with few cars, ...
... there are 2 rows of 8 identical buildings that house all the government offices. The residential area is outside. In the middle is a large esplanade with pretty much all the tourist sites on it - a fabulous fountain that reminds me a bit of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas (which we can see from our hotel room), the Tv Tower, the Metropolitan Cathedral (which is spectacular), some monuments and the main government buildings. ...
Dear family and friends,
All good things come to an end. I concluded what ended up being six months of volunteering work with street kids in Medellin, Colombia on 19 April 2012. Before writing you this last blog post entry from a retreat in Brasilia, Brazil, I needed a few days to properly process my experience.
I'm really happy to share with you that my decision to do volunteering work with street kids in Colombia seems to have ...
... traffic lights are required. What they forgot is everything about road safety and, overall, PEDESTRIANS!!!!
There are no metros, limited buses, and nearly no pedestrian crossings. So, if you are so unlucky that you don't own a car (they must have thought: how could you not own a car in the 21st century!), you will have to risk your life and cross a 6-lane highway zig zagging through cars driving at 100 kmh.
But even if you have a car you are risking ...