Blog: Leonie BarrieHeading for Colombia

Leonie Barrie | 16 January 2004

I’m flying to Colombia on Sunday, my first ever visit to South America, and the excitement is just starting to take hold. It’ll be good to see some sunshine again in Medellín, the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ but online weather reports vary from a wet and miserable 66˚ every day next week to a sunny 81˚! Not knowing what to believe I’ll just play it safe make sure I pack that good old British staple, the brolly. I have no idea what to expect when I get there; again reports vary from a fashionable, cosmopolitan city to one where hookers ply their trade at churches. Oh, and lots of warnings about white powder, although the only stimulant I’m looking forward to is some strong Colombian coffee! I’m already bowled over by the assistance I’ve received from just-style readers, and I can see it’ll be a struggle to fit everything in in the space of five or six days. Whenever I travel I’m always totally flabbergasted at the number of people who already know me and the site, and it’s a wonderful – but scary – feeling to have that kind of following.

Must go…packing to be done!


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