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¡Vámonos en chiva a ver alumbrados! – Let’s take a chiva to see Christmas lightings!

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Every year during Christmas, millions of colorful lights are lighted to decorate my hometown, Medellin. Natives and foreigners come from all over the world to enjoy with the magic of Christmas. They can walk along principal avenues or take a chiva (a traditional bus) to delight with one of the most beautiful Christmas lightings in the world.


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Since 1967, these lights have been artistically arranged over principal avenues like la Playa Avenue and along Medellin River. Every year EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellin – Medellin Utilities Company) designs these lights based on a new theme, for example Christmas is Peace or Medellin, Lights of Life, etc. Since January, there are 1,000 persons from the Aburra Valley working to create EPM’s Christmas Lighting. This year Christmas lighting “Medellin, Source of Light” will offer a new high-tech proposal which will cross Medellin River and EPM’s headquarters. These lights will consist of five fountains with sophisticated multimedia effects, which will provide beautiful spectacles of color, water movements and sound, such as those featured in several capitals of the world. In fact, EPM sells this designs after usage to other countries in South America and even Europe – Holland for instance.
If you have the opportunity to go to Medellin Do not doubt it ! because this Christmas will be amazing.
¡FELIZ NAVIDAD Y UN PRÓSPERO AÑO NUEVO!
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Sources:
www.elcolombiano.com
www.epm.net.co/epmnet/
www.eltiempo.com/colombia/antioquia/14-millones-de-bombillos-iluminan-la-navidad-en-medellin_4705576-1

http://amisdindochineperu.mforos.com/958462/4791998-colombia/

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