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Christian Science Monitor...
COLOMBIA??? Christian Science Monitor says... Yes.... " In 2012, the United Nations ranked it third on a “happiness” index. A Gallup poll last year put Colombia in the top 10 of countries in which people like what they do each day and have supportive relationships. And Forbes magazine cites it as one of “10 coolest places to visit in 2015.”" THANKS ARIAN ALONZO--Expat... 
FULL ARTICLE
http://www.csmonitor.com/…/What-drives-Colombia-s-revival-d…










GRINGO COMMUNITY POOL PARTY

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ExPat Community at Alan's Birthday, Jan 12, 2015
Pool Hall in Medellin ca. 1960
                     Pool at Santa Fe de Antioquia, last winter.

HOTELS Travel Site

http://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g297478-o2-Medellin_Antioquia_Department-Hotel-Deals.htmlMedellin Hotel Reviews.


Travel Advisor's site on Hotels

I like Hotel INNTU in Laureles on the park..  unpaid review.

BOTERO de Medellin

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FERNANDO BOTERO


 DETAIL of "Cezanne" by Fernando Botero, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia.








Fernando Botero WIKI
Artist
Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, he came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958.  Detail of Outside of the Bull Ring, La Macarena, in Medellin:  Botero studied to be a Matador for two Years!  In Museo de Antioquia, Photo by LRRose.
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