Last weekend we were so lucky as to have Eirik, our norwegian coordinator, and Andreas, National Secretary of CISV Norway, over for a visit in our apartment in Medellin!
They arrived Wednesday night and stayed until Sunday during which we managed not only to work and evaluate tons, but also to have quite a bit of fun as well.

Together with Alejandra, a participant in the previous project I Have a Mango, we took the boys to El Peñol, a monolith located two hours away from Medellin and afterwards to Guatapé, a small town nearby famous for its colourful houses and streets.

party pals in el Peñol

party pals in el Peñol

During the weekend we spent some time evaluating the project and our coordinators, giving feedback that might be useful for the next project participants as well as holding the workshop for CISV Medellin that was written about in the previous blogpost.

 

Although Andreas (a.ka the Supreme Leader) and Eirik were a little jet-lagged, they nevertheless joined us for all of the evening activities which included a concert with Bambarabanda, a colombian band that mixes all sorts of genres with traditional colombian music and political content, a huge salsa dancing competition and a traditional night out together with some other CISV-ers that involved several hours of dancing and singing.

The Supreme Leader and one of his subordinates

The Supreme Leader and one of his subordinates

Sunday morning I took Eirik with me to my father’s place so he would get to see the Coffee Zone while Andreas stayed with the rest and got to take off his shoes at the Barefoot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos) in town.

We had a blast and the Supreme Leader and both our coordinators gave us the cutest teddybear: the trans-tiger Basmati!!