01.10.2013 - 01.10.2013
We arrived in Medellin this morning. It's probably the largest city we've been in since leaving Mexico City, and I realized again walking the streets today that metropolises are at once comforting and overwhelming. The comfort comes from the familiarity, I think. Strolling along the Avenida de la Playa I felt I could have been on Market St in San Francisco. If that were so, then our hotel might be located in a Tenderloin-like area. Online there are repeated warnings not to go out after dark here, but from our balcony it looks all right. I think tomorrow we may try at least to see some of the Christmas lights Medellin is famous for.