August 25th, 2010
We are in the middle of the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) Medellin’s biggest annual festival, and one of the most popular in all of Colombia. Everyday we’ll be bringing you multiple blogs and videos about the events we’re attending, such as concerts, parades and exhibitions. Viva la Feria!
The event everyone recommended we checkout during the feria was Orquideas, Pájaros y Flores (Orchids, Birds and Flowers) at the Botanical Gardens. We beat the crowds by attending in the early afternoon on a weekday but still had to compete for space to see the thousands upon thousands of gorgeous flowers. I never realized how many varieties of orchids existed, but I’m sure I saw just about every single one of them after an afternoon at the gardens. In addition to the orchids there were tropical flowers, roses, lilies, gerbera daisies, chrysanthemums, and I could go on and on. Take a look at some of our favorite flowers and don’t forget you can see more on our Picasa page.
Check out our Picasa albums to see our Feria de las Flores gallery as well as pictures from our other adventures in Colombia.
Read more about Feria de las Flores here.