After yet another lengthy absence from my neglected blog, I felt inspired to post something new. In February, Ashley and I headed south to Colombia for our annual trip abroad. Our first stop was the city of Medellín, the once incredibly violent, but recently transformed capital of the department of Antioquia. As part of our stay here, we took a guided tour through the coffee region of Antioquia. What follows are photos of one of the most beautiful, lush landscapes I have ever seen.
We toured a coffee farm, where we got to see the coffee process from start to finish
Growing Coffee Beans
Beans heading to be washed
Coffee farmer, also named Andres, tending his coffee beans that are drying in the sun
Bags for the Beans – each can hold almost 90lbs
Guacamole y Patacones
After the horseback ride, we took a short drive to the picturesque town of Jardín
Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Conception
After a hiatus of a little more than four (!!!) months, I’m finally updating this blog. These photos are from Kaş, Turkey, the first stop on our Blue Cruise along Turkey’s southern coast.
Kaş by Moonlight
After five days in Istanbul, a brief flight and three separate buses, our trip to Turkey took a turn towards tranquility as Ashley and I found ourselves in the town of Olympos. What was once an ancient Lycian city and is now a backpacker’s paradise, it boasts a beautiful beach and stunning views of the Mediterranean.
One of the best ways to take in the beauty of these surroundings is to climb a hill of ancient ruins that rewards the climber with quite the panoramic view.
To finish up my pictures from Istanbul, here is the first of two posts that will consist of miscellaneous shots from our wanderings around this beautiful city.
Mosque from our Airbnb apartment
The apartment from below
…and at night
Four Seasons Garden
Behind Hagia Sophia