Santa Fe de Antioquia is a sleepy little tourist town about an hour outside of Medellin, Colombia. Known for its colonial buildings, it’s old suspension bridge, and cobblestone streets, it also holds some great surprises when you wander outside of the main square and down the side roads.
The town, like many others in the Old World, is built around a main central square with a church, with many other minor squares and smaller churches around it. So it is easy to wander and not get lost in towns like these.
The video below, taken during one such wandering, is one example of why you SHOULD get your nose out of a guidebook and just go. Wandering aimlessly – following smells, sights, and sounds, is one of the ways to really get into the heart of a place, and come back with some great experiences that no one else has.
So for your viewing and listening pleasure, here is a group of local children playing traditional Colombian music on the side of the road for no apparent reason. Other than to be awesome. Enjoy.
Now have fun not humming that song for the next 6 hours!
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About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.