Ah, freedom! After almost six months of lockdown, Colombia lifted its national quarantine and strict travel restrictions on Sept. 1. To celebrate, we finally broke down and bought a car, something we’d been mulling over for a while. It’s given us the ability to (safely) start exploring the little towns that are an easy drive from Medellín, such as Barbosa, Antioquia. Barbosa is our first foray into the Antioquian countryside since our thoroughly enjoyable visit to San Carlos and San Rafael way back in March, and just before the COVID sky fell. Situated about an hour’s drive from Medellín in the northern Aburrá valley, Barbosa is a lovely and quaint colonial town on the banks of the Rio Medellín. It shares Medellín’s beautiful year-round climate and is surrounded by natural beauty: rolling hills in every shade of green and an abundance of waterfalls, lakes, and streams. Here are our highlights after…

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