I woke up a bit after midnight. The apartment was entirely dark and silent, although traffic from the outside was a bit noisy for my spoiled ears. It’s weird that I fell asleep while hardly
I woke up a bit after midnight. The apartment was entirely dark and silent, although traffic from the outside was a bit noisy for my spoiled ears. It’s weird that I fell asleep while hardly haven spoken to Mónica at all. And I had no internet. All this made me wildly awake, and I was until Mónica woke up at five in order to go to work. We talked for a while, and it was very nice. Then I emptied her kitchen of all its almond milk and oatmeal and took a taxi (booh) to the bus.
During lunch I asked for beans. I think. And then I said “si, si” to all their questions. And I got chicken with french fries.
Medellin at night!
Dinner at Medellin bus station. They have veg sandwiches with protein! It’s funny how people here says “hello” although you don’t know each other. That does not happen in Sweden. But as the camouflage guy I am, I say “hello!” back and look like I’m not scared or puzzled at all.
Taking the Medellin subway! It’s funny that Medellin is the city that vows Peñalosa’s statement. Here we use the subway like in any other modern, advanced city.
Players of “Charterstone”, a legacy game. What “legacy game” means is that you can only play it, say, 10 times, and the group of people must be the same. You then “destroy” the game board while playing, so in the end, it’s useless. It sounds like a waste of money when thinking of the Monopoly in the summer house that’s been played a hundred times. But you have to consider the life of a board game addict, who usually buys hundreds of games, and then only get to play one a week, with five others, who also have hundreds of games. Playing one of them 10 times is quite a lot actually. It’s a sign of the abundance that the rich people live inside!
Once they finished the legacy game, we played Azul, in which you build church windows by glass. It was my first time, but I won anyway. I think I’m a natural at building church windows.
One of the players had his own cat on the arm 🙂
Then we played Osopark, where you build parks for bears. I screwed up in the end and lost.
As often when sleeping in board game dens, my bedroom is packed with lovely creatures looking all scary.
I love it.
And here’s John himself, the owner of the whole place. He is running one of Colombia’s four board game shops, and the only one in Medellin. So this is the start of it all. It was lovely to come here and play with them, and see the club from the inside. It’s like when I visited my friend Erik for the first time in 2009, and he lived in a super small apartment in Fruängen, that was packed with games. 10 years later, he and some friends have 1500 square meters of awesome friendly board game store in Örnsberg, in Southern Stockholm. I’m 100% sure that John will have the same in Medellin in ten years! Come and play 🙂 The station is Envigado and the address is here.