BREAKING BORDERS EGIPTO NEIGHBORHOOD – URBAN TOUR
- Local guide
BREAKING BORDERS WILL TAKE YOU TO BREAK THE INVISIBLE BORDERS OF ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE AREA. THE WILLINGNESS OF ITS PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE DESTINATION LED IT TO ORGANIZE A SPECTACULAR TOUR. TELL YOUR STORY TO ERADICATE VIOLENCE.
In the hostel we will meet our guides, former leaders of criminal gangs in the neighborhood of Egipto. What we call “combos” here.
We will start climbing up the cobbled streets of La Candelaria, climb the stairs to the parish of “Our Lady of Egypt”. There, we can understand the influence of religion on the history and culture of Colombia. From there we will go deeper into the neighborhood on Calle 10. We will arrive at “El Cuadrado”, which was once a strategic place for the control of the territory by the gangs. We will try to understand the reasons that gave rise to the division of the neighborhood into two enemy camps, and how this violent conflict did not seem to have an outlet.
We will hear directly from the protagonists what their lives were like as criminals and gang members and the inspiring process they have taken to break with almost 3 decades of war. We will pass through a part of the neighborhood classified as “invasive neighborhood”. The final stop of this tour will be a test of the transformation that this neighborhood has had. In the highest part of Egipto, there is a communal soccer field. There, we will have the opportunity to interact with the children and play football with them. We will listen to why this field is so important for reconciliation and the construction of a sustainable peace.