Friday, September 4, 2009
What a great mini vacation! I spent my two days enjoying the Columbian cuisine and culture around me while Omar was at a conference. I suppose he enjoyed those same things too. :)
The hospitality here was amazing. We were taken on a carriage ride through the city in the evening where we saw beautiful historic buildings. During dinner, we listened to, vallenato,the music of eastern Columbia which was somewhat similar to cumbia the type of music I grew up listening to at home. Dinner didn't begin until 9pm and just when we thought the night was over more food was served around 11pm!! Somewhere through dinner there was all this commotion about a famous person and I headed through a small crowd in the plaza to find Placido Domingo!
I love that even though each of the countries of Latin America have a unique culture of their own, they also have a connection in common that bonds them. This, the friendliness of the people, and hospitality allowed me to feel right at home and even more curious to eventually go visit Honduras the country where my family history is.
Carriage ride through the city
Omar and some of the other scientists of the conference
Santo Domingo Square
Me and Placido
Posted by Josie at 9/04/2009 11:04:00 AM