Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to create Japanese poetry and share it with the world. Here at CDHK we are on a journey along the Pan American Highway and writing haiku, tanka or other kinds of Japanese poetry in praise of this longest Highway on the world. The Pan American Highway is a road straight through the Americas from North to South. Before the weekend we entered the Darien Gap and now ... we have set foot in Southern America ... and are visiting Turbo Columbia. This will be the first stop in the last six regular episodes of "Haiku Along The Pan American Highway".
|Dried Fish stall Turbo, Colombia (photo © Adam Lee)
Let me tell you a little bit about Turbo:
Turbo is a port city in Antioquia Department, Colombia. It is located on the coast of Gulf of Urabá, 340 km north of Medellín (the department capital and second largest Colombian city). This port city is the capital of the Urabá region of Antioquia. The place where Turbo is today was known as Pisisí, but by 1741 people were already talking about Turbo. By a decree on May 11, 1839, the central government spent one thousand pesos for military service barracks in Turbo. In 1840 the republican president assigned one thousand fanegas of uncultivated lands for the new population. It was established as a municipality in 1847. Turbo lies near the southeastern tip of the Darién Gap.
According to several sources Turbo has nothing to offer. So it is not a place to stay for a while.
For this episode I found my inspiration in the above photo by Adam Lee:
dead eyes look at me
from a stall
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 30th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode later on.