On my final day in Colombia, we drove down from the mountain to check out the city. Medellín is a city of contrasts. There are the beautiful yellow Guayacan trees, the ritzy Poblado neighborhood, newly constructed parks and green spaces, posh eateries, and cool bars... all right next to developing nation poverty. People living on top of each other in patched together homes, selling arepas on the street to make enough to get by. The colonial iglesias remind one of the strong Spanish influence in this country, while the handicrafts and corn and potato based foods speak of something more indigenous. It is this diversity that makes Medellín so rich a city. Different cultures, peoples, and ideas have made this place into a thriving economic center.