Colombia is a country in South America. It has great beaches. I loved spending time there. There were so many cool things to see and we made a lot of friends..
We stayed by this lake which had a fun kids playground with pull sleds and this cool see saw. My Mum and I used the see saw as a boat in our game of pirates. In the morning I got to see cows being milked.
STRANGE THINGS WE SAW
In one town we drove through we saw this ant statue in the window of a building.
INTERESTING INSECTS AND ANIMALS
We saw a lot of really interesting animals and insects along the way.
We went to a hummingbird sanctuary where we saw a lot of hummingbirds. I stood really close to them and they didn't seem to mind. We also saw this hummingbird nest with 2 eggs in it. The eggs were really tiny.
This millipede was on our path when we were hiking in Tayrona National Park. He had so many legs. The caterpillars were funny to watch because they kept crawling on top of eachother.
These are leaf cutter ants. They bite off pieces of leaves and carry them back to their home. The size of the leaf pieces were sometimes bigger than the ants themselves.
FOSSILS AND DINOSAURS
We went to a museum of dinosaur fossils and also found fossils on one of our walks.
There were road signs near the museum with dinosaurs on them.
Below is the huge Kronosaurus fossil found in this area. Kronosaurus' lived in the ocean. Below is my drawing of a kronosaurus.
At Villa de Leyva, they had a chocolate shop that had a beautiful statue of a golden girl out the front. I would have liked to try on her dress.
PLAYING WITH FRIENDS
I met a lot of other kids in Colombia. Inti, and Sammy spoke English and lived at a campsite with goats. I caught toads with them. I also had a sleepover with them in beds in a dome tent. We watched movies together. One of the goats head butted me and the scar is still there. Another time I watched movies with some local girls in a small village.
We celebrated Halloween when we were at the beach. My friend Mario made me jack 'o latterns from coconuts. One was a monster and one was a minion. Miranda and I, (my friend) dressed up as fairy princesses and went "trick or treating". We got a lot of yummy candy.
SCHOOL AND ARTWORK
Mum and I do some school work together. Sometimes don't like it, but we get to do school in some cool places. We even got to do it in a painted bus that was a sitting and TV area.
One day at the campsite at the beach, I helped paint a trash girl on the trash bin area.
We made Miranda and I into mermaids, burying us ion the sand and then covering us over and adding rocks for the scales, and coconut shells for bikini tops. It was fun!
My favorite things about Colombia were going to the museums, seeing the statues, playing on the beach and making new friends.