Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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No time for Mango's., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

No time for Mango's.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... with Felipe his wife and their young son at a restaurant up in the ritzy El Poblado neighborhood, with a spectacular view over Medellin. After a delicious dinner and a good few drinks, Felipe and his wife had to go back home and get their son ...

Hey girl, where's your beer goggles???, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Hey girl, where's your beer goggles???

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... have shown you this place (not really, let me keep it a secret). My brother and I are celebrating Halloween at Mango's in Medellin. Mango's, a club I had heard rumors about from a few other travelers, so of course we had to check it out. It's Friday ...

Ok, so Medellin for the weekend right?, Medellin/Cartegena, Colombia travel blog

Ok, so Medellin for the weekend right?

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... for getting wrapped up in cities for slightly longer than planned - as evidenced by the month in Quito and now, the 11 days in Medellin, Colombia. A really cool city that we have JUST managed to get away from now - but mind you the hostel had FREE fresh ...

(C)Hips don't lie (they just make you fat), Medellin, Colombia travel blog

(C)Hips don't lie (they just make you fat)

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... men on the street sat behind typewriters, yes TYPEWRITERS, who were typing out documents for people.  Our first impressions of Medellin were of a cosmopolitan metropolis but maybe it isn’t as rich as you are first lead to believe. After about ...

Pablo, a fighter and a favela, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pablo, a fighter and a favela

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... of $25 billion, despite the absolute brutality, murdering and general bringer of misery he was a bit of a philanthropist in his native Medellin pumping money into a lot of the poorer townships (barrios) to provide upgrades to the city, (no doubt cynical ...

Silicon Valley..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Silicon Valley...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... , Fernando Botero.  Medellin born and raised, Botero's sculpures dominate the public artistic landscape of central Medellin, his ludiscrously proportioned, voluptuous and humorous bronze figures in the Plaza Botero in particular a highlight.  If ...

On the road again..., Medellín, Colombia travel blog

On the road again...

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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On the road again.... Willie nelson couldn't have said it any better! After 5 months on Colombia's caribbean coast, I finally said goodbye to all my friends in Santa Marta and caught the overnight bus to Medellin. The 16 hour journey was long and boring ...

Medellin, Round Two!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, Round Two!

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... Medellin So we were going to go to this little Colonial town, but the bus connections started looking a little crazy, and Medellin started looking a little comfortable, so here we are, again! Went to another Nacional game on Wednesday with what quickly ...

Heading back North, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Heading back North

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... to Ecuador I headed back North through Colombia spending a few days each in Cali and Armenia before arriving back in Medellin. The Black Sheep Hostel in Colombia is a really good place to relax for a while and so I had a week with good company, a few ...

Medelling, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medelling

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... as she did get unusually annoyed when the taxi driver short changed us 100 pesos (about 3p)!! Over the next few days we saw Medellin’s other sites including a cool park with a whole load of fat statues by world famous local artist Botero, a very 70s ...

Half term holidays, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Half term holidays

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... , live the high life and enjoy some luxury for a change! So when Mandy arrived we checked into the Belfort Dann Carlton Hotel, Medellin where we had a huge suite and the room was decorated with rose petals. Champagne, fruit and flowers in the room as well ...

Medellin, Guatape - Guatape Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, Guatape - Guatape Medellin

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... . When I first heard about Pablo Escobar getting shot on a rooftop while trying to escape his captors in Medellin, I'd envisioned him running across single storey colonial buildings, maybe tripping here and there along dilapidated broken clay tiles. ...

From the Cheap Seats into the Northern Hemisphere, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

From the Cheap Seats into the Northern Hemisphere

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and took us through some wonderful scenery and with the sun setting behind the mountain we really had already started to get a picture why Colombia is so often highly regarded by the people we have met. When the bus stopped I have no idea where we were ...

Festive Days in Medellín, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Festive Days in Medellín

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... proud of their country and cautiously optimistic for the future. As you may have gathered, we have been very impressed with Colombia and Colombians on our travels so far. The road winding through the River Cauca valley drops down to La Pintada at ...

Episode 1: Bat Out of Hell, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Episode 1: Bat Out of Hell

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... all sold and shipped off to some Scandinavian country to be reused for other festivities. Very soon after arriving in Medellin I realised my predicament. I badly wanted to stay longer, but my latest financial assessment indicated I could probably last ...

Episode 2 : Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Episode 2 : Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... around my ex-hostel: "Colombian authorities have advised that they believe the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) may be planning bombings in Medellin and have recommended that people avoid large gatherings in general, and specifically the La ...

Meddling in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Meddling in Medellin

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I found a cheap flight to Medellin Colombia so here I am....becoming the jet setting backpacker. And as luck would have it, my crazy Christmas mates from Australia are here too.   Natalie, Tom, and Chloe are performing the ...

Flight from Medellin to Lima, medellin, Colombia travel blog

Flight from Medellin to Lima

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Passing thru Pit Stop hostel ...flight to ...

Meeting up with Matty, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Meeting up with Matty

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Medellin is Colombia's richest and most modern City but also quite beautiful as it is surrounded by green mountains. I spent almost a week staying at The Black Sheep Hostel which is run by Kelvin, a friendly Kiwi who is a mine of information about ...

Quito - Medellin & popped in Pablo Escobar's house, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Quito - Medellin & popped in Pablo Escobar's house

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... happened and such a famous man had carried out god knows what in there haha.    Costs  Bus from Ipiales to Medellin - £35 per person no food included Cost of private ensuite room with wifi no breakfast - £22 per night Cost of a small ...

Fiere de las Flores, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Fiere de las Flores

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Feire de las flores is the festival of flowers and is one of the biggest week long parties that Medellin host.   Not wanting to miss a party of this magnitude.  Mattius and I decided to skip a National Park in order to make it to ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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The past three days John and I have spent exploring the city of Medellin.  This is one of the larger cities in Colombia, located about 12 hours south of the coast.  It was formerly one of the more dangerous drug capitals of the country, but is ...

Bulging burgers, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Bulging burgers

A travel blog entry by holident

... , up through the cold mountains, and we arrived at a viewpoint; looking into the valley below we saw our final destination, Medellin. Alike to Rio, you could see the favelas stretching up into the mountains. We stayed at the viewpoint for a little while ...

Out and about! 17-19 January, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Out and about! 17-19 January

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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... mooch around comparing products and prices. We had a cup of coffee at on of the pavement cafes and watched the world of suburban Medellin go by before walking (very uphill) back home. After lunch we sat in the garden and relaxed (in my case recovered) ...

La Misa Para La Abuelita, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

La Misa Para La Abuelita

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Due to Grandma's cancer, Adrianna has planned a service especially for her wellness and recovery. It was a small gathering of friends and family, but a very nice gathering that had Grandma glowing. Mami called her Mami at 1:30 p.m. to make sure that she ...

Finding Things To Do, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Finding Things To Do

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... in our bedrooms. We plan to do a drawing a week, eventually we'll have a gallery! As for this weekend, tomorrow is Colombia's Valentines Day (La Dia de Amor y Amistad). There are concerts and celebrations. When I return from French we will go to ...

Chilling Out, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Chilling Out

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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By this point in the week, the guys and I were cool with just kicking back.  We ended up checking in the the Four Points and payed $25 per person per night for much nicer accommodation and better location with respect to malls and restaurants. The ...

Eric hits Medellin...................., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Eric hits Medellin....................

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

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... I was in Bogota and he was tearing up Medellin with Jose and Roel. The rest of the group went to Palmitos ( a restaurant that overlooks medellin). it was beautiful. We ate, drank and hung out for a while. Jose kept saying that he was going to turn in ...

Day 5 - Saturday night, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Day 5 - Saturday night

A travel blog entry by jinbetravelin

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... Llerras again.  Met some very nice and pretty darn funny Paisa girls. Oh man, side note: The streets and sidewalks of Medellin are treacherous!  I trip everyday! Multiples times a day.  Guaranteed.  (No, it is not just me!) So one of ...

Sabado=Samedi=Saturday, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Sabado=Samedi=Saturday

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... me and just talk. I meet some interesting people including a sister and brother from another city in Colombia, a professor, an 18 year old from Medellin, and a Marine Biologist. The brother and Marine Biologist spoke perfect english and just came to ...

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