Bang, Bang…It’s December!


Nothing marks the beginning of the Holiday season better than the incessant crack of fireworks.  If you’re in Medellin from the end of November, through the holiday season, you are bound to get an earful of the loud bangs that sing through the city completely randomly through the night.  I, personally, am totally over it.  I’m not sure what exactly is the fascination with lighting off the exact same bottle rockets that only fly in the air with a small bit of sparkle, and then gives off three loud cracks.  Of course, there is the occasional one that only gives off one tremendous BANG-followed by three or four old men cursing.  For one night, or one weekend, I think it’s great!  For almost two months straight (and right now I’m only two weeks into it) I think it’s just a little too much.  Happy Holidays Medellin…I’m just glad the beautiful lights more than make up for the annoying fireworks!

Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, language, and base jumping!

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I love relaxing and enjoying the view of life. Whether the view is from the top of a BASE object, or from my balcony in Envigado, Colombia. I love life when it's up, and I'm trying harder to love life when it's down as well. My biggest loves in life are (in order!) Family, BASE, Music, Boys that play music, and Alcohol. I get along with everyone that doesn't take me too seriously, and with people that are ok with the fact that you should disregard almost anything I say when I'm drunk!



  1. Hi Holly! I enjoy your posts. I’m coming to Medellin for a week next Wednesday and was wondering if you had recommendations for fun things going on that week. I’ll be visiting a friend who is probably staying in Medellin for longer, so we’d love to pick your brain for suggestions, favorite things to do, etc. We’re both from the US – though he’s been in Peru and Ecuador since July. You can email me at if you have time or anything crosses your mind. Thanks!

  2. I have been to a few cities in Colombia (Bogota, Baranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin) and by far Medellin was my favorite. In fact colombia is my favorite foreign country to travel to, so I very much enjoy your posts. Thank you.

  3. Nice blog. Medellin is a wonderful place to spend the holidays. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, at an altitude of 1500m (4921 feet), lies the subtropical Aburrá valley that is home to Medellin, otherwise known as the city of eternal spring. Medellin is diversified in all senses. Rich in color, sites, varying neighborhoods and economies, this is a complex and fascinating city that takes time to get to know. The beautiful surrounding landscape promises experiences of adventure and sports such as golf, hiking, paragliding and white water rafting. You can take a day-trip to the village of Santa Fe de Antioquia with its Spanish colonial architecture, Carmen de Viboral, El Retiro or to Rionegro where you can enjoy the rolling hills, lakes and abundance of flowers.

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