After our eventful day driving through Medellín, we headed south to the pretty town of Jardín. Jardín is definitely one of the loveliest towns in the country, with colorful houses and intricately carved wooden bannisters along the upstairs patios. We camped in the small yard of a hostel and took advantage of things to do in the area (despite how much it rained).
We visited Jardín de las Rocas, which is home to a bizarre bird with a red head. Wait until you see it!
We also risked our lives to ride a rickety cable car. The wooden benches were not bolted to the floor, and the three-minute ride took us across a deep chasm. But on the other side was a beautiful view of the town of Jardín and green hills beyond. Totally worth it.
We leave for the United States in three days! This will be our first time back since we started driving around the world 18 months ago. We are looking forward to seeing family and speaking Overland Expo, but I’m also a bit unsure how the culture shock will hit.
As always, we’ll take you along for the ride!