Comuna 13 used to be the most dangerous slum in the most dangerous city in the world 😲
A little history of the comuna (not written by me): In the 80s and 90s Pablo Escobar used the geography and poverty of this comuna to his advantage for his drug operation. At the height of his power and the violence, people would be killed for crossing into the wrong territory, children killed in drive-byes weekly.
Things got so bad that the president had to involve the military to get control back. Over 1,500 officers, 2 helicopters, and a tank were sent into the comuna.
Watch til the end of the video - crazy to think all that was sent into a neighborhood that dense and with civilians still inside... The first strike was a disaster - 10 killed including children - all civilians. The second strike lasted 3 days and civilians were barricaded in their homes even if they needed a hospital. When the army finally won, only 13 deaths were reported - but hundreds if not thousands went missing.
Fast forward almost 20 years - through more ups and downs, the comuna has become a butterfly. Now, it is a vibrant area with kids playing and streets filled with art telling stories of their dark past. It’s changed so much that tourists feel safe enough to come to see and learn about the comuna.
Words and video by @helm.y#southamerica ...
I still pinch myself to be able to have such an amazing photo like this to remind me of what a beautiful world we live in. 3,400m above sea level all the way in Peru you can find this incredible lake. It was this moment where I did feel like I was on top of the world. 🌍
Email us to firstname.lastname@example.org for tour details to Humantay Lake! We run on small group departures with an average of 4 travelers. Avoid the crowds and enjoy this beautiful landscape to yourself!
"Hay una pequeña cueva secreta en la playa de la barra (buenaventura), para poder verla, debes visitar la playa en un día de marea baja y luego medir el oleaje para no empaparte por completo.
Si terminas entrando, tendrás el mejor asiento de la casa para ver la puesta de sol.
Sin duda, uno de mis lugares favoritos en #Colombia " 🇨🇴
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