Monday, 3 August 2009

Tales from the ... shore

I'm sorry if you have been checking back for some tales from the Coast. We weren't allowed to go to the Coast because of security concerns, so instead we went to a place called La Dorada, about half way between Medellín and Bogotá on the shores of the mighty River Magdalena. We had fun painting houses:
before

after

running children's clubs:

facilitating a health brigade, and helping in a new church there. But maybe the highlight was a close encounter with the FAC, that's the Colombian Airforce, (not the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia!). One of the church members is a member of the airforce, based near La Dorada, and it was interesting to see a different (heavily-guarded) facet of Colombian life.
And as usual, there were lots of pretty flowers to see:

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