Trip to El Retiro 


So as we travel we make awesome friends and as we make awesome friends in each country we get to spend time with them. 

Today our amazing airbnb Host went out of her way to come and pick us up at 10am thus morning to take us around the city and outside the city of medellin…we spent the whole day with her…now that is awesome or what!!! Thank you so much Paulina…you are a super duper magnificent host and we love and appreciate you so much. 

We started our journey with a stop at plaza pakita…which reminded me of the weekend food markets in south Africa…this place is about 30min from poblado area…worth checking it out on the weekend. It has character and they sometimes have live music. It’s great for kids and going with friends and just chilling around there. Remember it’s a bit chilly on that side so take a jacket… hee are a few pictures of our first stop.

Red cows are cute…

Colombian knows how to make Halloween felt at every place

The play ground at the plaza pakita 

Such a beautiful decor

Check out the lighting decor

Me and my beautiful 15yr old ….

My daughter and our host…

Our second stop was a parque Ecológico el salados…it’s really a place you can plan a whole day there. For about $3 per adult you can get a boat and also a train ride around the park…also your kids can play on the swings and playground…really great greenery place to have a nice picnic with friends and love ones. And it’s about 45min from medellin…here are a few pictures 

This is how they picnic…taking it to the next level…

Such a beautiful romantic moment at that parque

The precision in setting the picnic stuff up is amazing 

The whole place is set up for a romantic but yet kid friendly feel…

Time to take a ride on the boat….

Ready to paddle 

The beautiful view…

Now our 3rd and final stop was a little town call El retiro and this town reminds me of a town in cusco called Urubamba…such a small cute town…here are those memories too

So it’s basically like a square and in the middle they have some stuff for sale…and around it they have also some stores to buys gifts ect. 

The little stalls in the middle…

We stopped for this sweet snack…

So they take this crispy waffle like and they put either dulce letche or chocolate spread in it and then top it with another piece….it was yummy and cost 50 cents…

That’s what I got to bite into….

This beautiful handmade wall butterfly decor..the lady makes it right there…

Look at that woodwork….so talented 

That priceless smile from my angels 

Well that ends our day out of medellin and it really was a beautiful day to be able to do all this and thanks to our host we have seen somthing out of medellin….

Colombian Exploration Continues. ….


About manns7worldtour

A Black Young Family Travelling around the world for 5yrs with 4 of their young kids. Father is a Chiropractor and mother homeschools their kids while on the road. They have done Southern Africa, Western Africa, East heading to Asia...And on and on...

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