Graffiti, stencilling, stickering always has fascinated me so you can always except a good amount of photo’s of them on this site. My favorite is the Colonel Sanders capitalism/consume piece.
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We got a bus from Cuzco, Peru (10pm departure) to La Paz, Bolivia (4pm arrival) transferring in Puno and Copacabana. I woke up when we got close to La Paz and I was a bit shocked. The sky was dark, cloudy and grey. The streets were dirty with trash lining up the “sidewalks”. It was chaotic with small markets, busses stopping anywhere and no splash of color anywhere. Welcome to “El Alto”, a city on top of the Bolivian Capital La Paz. I don’t have any photo’s of El Alto, so I don’t really know why I typed all that.
Our Hotel (Milton) was right outside a small daily street market. Lots of fresh and unidentified veggies were sold there.
Some of the street art we came across. I didn’t find as many as say in Bogota, but then I again maybe we didn’t explore the right neighbourhoods.
A photo of La Paz at night from El Alto. El Alto is about half a kilometre higher than La Paz which is already the world’s highest capital.
A Photo inside one of the store in the “Witches Market”. A strip of shops that sell any type of supernatural remedy you might need due to unrequited love, lack of money, general depression or sore feet. I bought some souvenirs here so I asked the lady if I could take some pictures of her store. Somehow it bothers me when tourists take photo’s of these stores without asking or buying something.
Dried llama foetuses. The perfect souvenir for the person who has everything. No, actually it’s very tasty when boiled in a chicken broth with some potatoes. Okay, the truth is, this is that besides a building permit a dried llama foetus is one of the most important things when building a new home or shop. This is buried underneath the foundation of the new structure to bring luck, protection and rainbows.
Random thoughts about Bogotá and Colombia in General.
The majority of public bathrooms (which aren’t free) don’t have a toilet seat.
Colombia has a weird obsession with the Simpsons. Lot’s of Simpson merchandise everywhere and Duff beer is even sold as a real beer in liquor stores.
Colombia is the country with the most personal display of affection I have ever been to. Lot’s of making out and kissing no matter the age of the couple. Pretty cool.
Also breastfeeding isn’t something that’s always done in private. Baby gotta eat.
Some of the items street vendors sell leaves me wandering who is buying this stuff. It’s mostly the only item the seller is carrying like USB sticks, motivational posters and tv antenna’s. My favorite is the person with a scale who is looking for customers who want to weigh themselves.Street Karaoke, pretty innovative. Museo Del Oro Overlooking a forest on the other side of Bogotá. Giant maze of Bogota as seen from above. Guard in a door-frame at the free Botero Museum in Bogotá. Can’t judge love. Calentado, before and after.
For those who find doorframes boring please skip this post. One of the major tourist attractions outside of Medellin is El Penol, which is this ginormous rock which you can climb and look over the pretty impressive landscape of the surrounding area.
But the nearby village of Guatape is worth a visit itself. It’s pretty clear they are pretty focused on tourism as their whole village has amazing decorations on their houses and stores.
When we walked around many of the fronts were being painted despite it being a rainy day. All the motiffs were different in different colors. A very nice town that should be combined when visiting El Penol.
Medellin, insert Pablo Escobar related fact here.
I found medellin to have a world class metro system. The subwaycars were spacious, wide and clean. People in the subway were very polite and used their indoor-voices when having a conversation. I heard many things before about Medellin being the plastic surgery capital of Colombia, but I did not really notice this much. Maybe because we didnt go to any high-end mall or clubs but the medellin women in general weren’t as hot as their reputation claimed. Or maybe since I got married things have really changed. Is that true? How come nobody warned me? Question mark ?
This is a simplified version of the bandeja paisa. This was just a bandeja cerdo. A grilled piece of pork, friend plantains, french fries, fried egg, frijoles (beans) and white rice. In the background you can see a pretty tasteless meat empanada.
Bird (sculpture by Fernando Botero) was destroyed by a terrorist attack in downtown Medellín. About 17 people died. Several body parts remained unidentified. The remains of the sculpture are displayed in San Antonio Square as a memorial for the victims. Can you spot Heejung in the photo?
I thought it was interesting they were using stencils for advertisements. Haven’t seen that before.
Sniffing Glue seems to be a drug of choice for some of the homeless people.
Botero seems to be everywhere in Medellin.
After Singapore I spent 2 weeks in Korea and this is quick video of that. Im sure you are dying to see this video after the amazing blog title. Learn how to eat Korean BBQ like a true local ! Learn how not to ride a bike ! So much to learn, so little time ! Exclamation mark !
Five Pointz is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca.” When I heard about this place I knew I had to visit it. Only on Saturday is it possible to go inside and have a look at the pieces inside and on the roof. Sadly we didn’t have that opportunity, but there is enough to see on the outside to make it worth your visit.
Photos I took in Scheveningen, Netherlands and other places around the country. No specific theme or anything.