Real World Education

This is the most important photo I may have ever taken.

Earlier this year I took my elementary aged kids to Latin America to start to see the world. This surely is a photo I will show them in 15 years. We were in Medellin, Colombia which is of course smack dab in the middle of the mountains. The city is basically split into two halves – the nicer South end of the city and the hillside favelas on the Northside.

Medellin is very innovative and within the past 10 years constructed an above ground metro that leads to a massive cable car system they call “metrocable” that runs from the Medellin River at the base, all the way over the favelas and beyond to the countryside. We took a ride on that metrocable floating 100 feet over the neighborhoods below for a 360 view of this part of the world.

There’s school and then there’s school.

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