Those are probably the biggest themes of Comuna 13 in Medellin.
Hell of Medellin in general.
Yes, this place has had a rocky past.
A past that led the majority of the people in my life to say “be safe.”
But don’t Narcos fool you.
To say that this city has changed would be be understatement of the century.
And the imagery and analogies that best describe that transformation were echoed in the art on today’s graffiti tour.
A Phoenix rising from the ashes for example.
This city is amazing.
These people a resilient.
They’ve endured more than most of us could ever dream.
Our guide today for example spoke of losing more than 20 of his friends when he was young.
But it’s not like that anymore.
The city is investing in its poor communities in ways that American cities probably can’t even fathom.
It’s unbelievable. Inspiring.
And if you ever have the chance to visit it, you’ll see that there’s nothing to be scared of.
In fact you might even end up feeling like I do.
You might not want to leave.
I LOVE our sky guys! They bring a whole new level of professionalism to this job. This bunch just graduated today and is coming to a base near you! I think we all remember what it was like to be a new hire. Let’s put them to ease and welcome them with open arms!
Looking fresh in those suits, gentlemen.... @irick_james @galen.neil @keith_travels @iamkemoi8 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽
So happy that I chose to join my college's cheer team when I did.
From getting a Bachelor's degree and running an online business, I knew that I had to make some time for the dance team. Now after cheering with all my girls, I couldn't image not jumping into that opportunity.
Really grateful I get to cross this off my bucket list and have a great memory to look back on! :) #dobigger#patience#meditation#entrepreneur#travellifestyle#scholarships#abundance
Minhas queridas periodistas @maricampos @moreiradri e @danielle_motta estao d vorta a iluminada Sydney...e minha Saudade só aumenta @carlalencastre ta pertimm em Melbourne !!!!! Looking for a unique city? I really miss there!
Há quem diga que o mar de Turks & Caicos é o mais azul de todo o Caribe – embora, tecnicamente, o arquipélago nem fique no Mar do Caribe, e sim no Atlântico aberto. Será que é verdade? Lindo ele é, não resta dúvida, mas ainda precisamos ir a todas as ilhas da região para comprovar. 🙃 📷 @pcbasso
Y llegó un día en que quería escapar de la #rutina porque sentia que el día a día me asfixiaba... Ahora, no quiero que pasen los días y, que nunca acabé esta #aventura ... 😊 - 📌UN VIAJECITO a la Laguna de los Cóndores🌐 🤠🚶♂️