Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Recorriendo Boyaca

After spending 2 months in Colombia this summer 2009, I came to appreciate what Colombia is all about. Mind you, I was only in one department, Boyaca, 2+ hours away from Bogota, in the Andina region. First, I felt very safe, on the road, on the streets, and in the country side. Secondly, the people were genuinely gracious, hospitable and welcoming. One has to be there to believe it.

As a way of thanking the good people of Boyaca I worked with, I put this short video together to the music of Pedro Nel Martinez, a native Boyacense (I was told). The string instrument is called a "tiple". There's more to write about Boyaca, Colombia but for now enjoy my little video.