Counting My Blessings

Day 62:  Colombia

Today, we decided the find a post office, but it proved impossible.  We walked down the street where it was supposed to be at least ten times.  We stopped to ask someone at the visitors’ center only to find out it wasn't open today and on a completely different street.  I guess we get to go back in a couple of days when its open. 

We decided to walk around and explore the Walled City today.  It did not disappoint.  It is so cute and colonial.  It was fun to just wander around and get lost, but it isn't that big, so we eventually made it through majority of the city and decided to check out the emerald museum.

I am born in May and emeralds are my birthstone.  So, I knew that coming to Colombia I was going to go to the emerald museum and purchase an emerald.  Because, why not?  The museum was free, but it was pretty much a waste of time.  Unless you are interested in where emeralds are from and the history of them in Colombia, you can skip this.  It was fun picking out an emerald.  I have never bought something that nice for myself.  I went with a simple Celtic knot necklace with an emerald in the center.  

After emerald shopping, we ended up at an artisan market.  I love little markets like this with handmade items and products.  I didn’t end up buying anything, but Brian found these handmade candles. Afterwards, we decided to walk back to the apartment to drop off our purchases before deciding where to have dinner.  

We decided to check out an Argentinean restaurant called Marzola.  It was delicious.  It brought back memories from our time in Argentina.  After dinner we decided to walk down the street and sit on the wall to watch the sun set over the water.  It was breathtaking. I can now check sunset in Colombia off my list.  We sat there well after the sunset set taking in the view.  All that I could think of was gratitude.  I am so thankful for my ability to be here.  I have been through a lot in my life, but all of that led me to this moment in my life and for that I am truly blessed.

On our way back we had to stop for ice cream.  I think it is a must.  I cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings. 

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