Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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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 ...

Clean Campaign, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Clean Campaign

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... I was looking for but I'll take what I can get.  As for tonight, things are quite calm here and we are cheering on Team Medellin once again. When Papi wants to watch his team there is no hope for quiet in the family room for about two hours. I have ...

Pablo Emilio Escobar : El Patrón del Mal, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pablo Emilio Escobar : El Patrón del Mal

A travel blog entry by olivierdbck

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... zeker keerde de rust terug en werd de stad heropgebouwd. Uit pure nieuwsgierigheid heb ik met Jeroen en Evelyn (ondertussen ook in Medellin gearriveerd) een tourke gebooked om wat meer over de geschiedenis van de 'Escobars'  te weten te komen. Na ...

A Sense of Belonging, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

A Sense of Belonging

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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As I did my homework on the bus this morning I realized how much I'm beginning to blend in. I can hop on and off the bus while it's moving, cross the streets with out having to wait for the green man to say go, and find my way around the supermarket ...

The colombian capital of fashion and curves...., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The colombian capital of fashion and curves....

A travel blog entry by vonkaz29

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... confirm that round artificial shapes are preferred to flatter geometrical curves in town, and that Medellin is a much nicer city (4 million people-second largest of Colombia) than I expected. People are warmer than in Bogota, more friendly (everybody ...

Medellin - Goodbye Gavin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Goodbye Gavin

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... of the other guys I think I pull it off pretty well. Finally we give up on the idea of the boat ride and decide to head back to Medellin. We go to the square (where I quickly pop into the local church for my nephew & niece) and the bus shows up. ...

Land of eternal spring, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Land of eternal spring

A travel blog entry by guitar1515

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Cocaine, clubs, and museums, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Cocaine, clubs, and museums

A travel blog entry by jess2010

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... then caught the cable cars up the mountain over the favelas. Unlike other cities where the cable cars are just for tourists in Medellin they are used as a means of transport. The views from the city were spectacular with 180 deg views. We wanted to check ...

Back to the city once more, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Back to the city once more

A travel blog entry by howardino

I had a few nice nights in Salento, and then headed with Ed and Ella, our new travelling friend, up to Medellin (Columbia´s second city). It is where the Jackel used to reign supreme, but these days its pretty safe. I spent the first week in a Hostel ...

Happy Birthday Miah!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Happy Birthday Miah!!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... , tormenting, sickening, terrifying, pedophile, and so forth. It was my first time experiencing a genuine class room setting in Colombia and it didn't seem much different than something you might see in the sates. Students sit with their friends, eat in ...

Downtown--El Centro, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Downtown--El Centro

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Today I went Downtown twice- resulting in two very different experiences.  My alarm beeped until I turned it off and dress for the day. Since yesterday was another three day weekend (I have no idea what for. Everyone just needed a break...) I was ...

Medellin, amazing city to live in, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, amazing city to live in

A travel blog entry by sa2014frda

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... so we had to get used to... After 3days in Medellin, we did quite all go what has been recommended to us from Medellin touristic map. Our favourite spots are: - area near the centro administration la Alpujarra. Full of parks and in the center there is a ...

Ecuador to Medellin Columbia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Ecuador to Medellin Columbia

A travel blog entry by amykomorowski

... a taxi to the Ipiales bus terminal and took an overnight bus to Cali that arrived at 5:30am and then I got onto another bus to Medellin, which should have been 8 hours, but the bus broke down and it took 12.  There was a sport fishing pond right near ...

Tragedy, displacement and hope in Medellín, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Tragedy, displacement and hope in Medellín

A travel blog entry by benhockman

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... the fact is that any journey into rural areas of Colombia involves some level of risk. Cities are now well policed but Colombia's rural areas are significantly less secure.   Nonetheless, it was an eventful, rewarding and somewhat emotional day. I ...

An Update..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

An Update...

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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I have been so extremely busy I don't know where to start. I thought that I was going to have so much time to do nothing after school finished, but that has not been the case. I have been trying to keep up with my friends and family, and just like back ...

New Adventures: Chinese and Yoga!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

New Adventures: Chinese and Yoga!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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It has been one long day! I started at 6:30 a.m. when I woke up to take a shower. Within the next hour Mamita and I were out the door to catch the bus. I had e-mailed Bailing the previous night, confirming that I was coming to his Chinese class today, ...

Military Talk at Breakfast, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Military Talk at Breakfast

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... In all English (the German only being able to understand "gato", "por favor", and "agua") we mostly discussed the social aspects of Colombia. What you need to know is that there are six "stratus", one being the lowest. The only part in all of Medellin ...

In a City of Over Two Million, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

In a City of Over Two Million

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... past tense verbs and about the people I'm with. I had a nice conversation with Bailing, the Chinese teacher. He will be in Medellin for a year and is teaching Mandarin at another University close to UPB. I thought it must be rare for a Chinese man to be ...

Learning about the Medellin Cartel, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Learning about the Medellin Cartel

A travel blog entry by deni367

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... to the Cartel). Escobar is also believed to have laundered money through his sponsorship of two major football teams in Colombia. Although this is obviously a crime, some have said that Escobar´s financing helped bring Colombian football to its great ...

Month Three Coming to a Close, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Month Three Coming to a Close

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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My patterns and habits that contribute to my daily Colombia life style have recently become very conrete. For example, I no longer need an alarm clock, for at 8:45 a.m. on the dot I wake up and start my day. I organize my bed, wash my face, and get ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by magdatabac

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... ... it was ok... On my third day I visited "Santa Fe de Antioquia", a small cute colonial village, close to Medellin (+/- 2h away), where I tried for the first time a fruit called granadilla... the fruit looks pretty weird... not very appetizing, but ...

Day 4 - Long day, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Day 4 - Long day

A travel blog entry by jinbetravelin

Today was a long day. Up at 5:30am had to get ready for two interviews. First one was at a PT clinic across the street from the Coliseos (Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot) (Coliseum Sport Center, where the 2011 FIFA World cup was.)  Badass ...

The 13 Hour Bus Ride, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The 13 Hour Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by pchun88

Hello, I just arrived in Bogota in the evening.  Here´s how I got here: This morning I caught the 6:15 AM bus to Bogota.  It was supposed to be an 8 hour bus ride but ended up being 13.  Our bus had a strange ...

A Delightful Day!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

A Delightful Day!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... nothing but real, light snow, but come to find out, on top of this beautiful mountain is man-made ice. Similarly, in Colombia, you hear of the incredible coffee but can only find average, instant coffee. So when Danny was examining each restaurant for a ...

ACT- Colombia Style, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

ACT- Colombia Style

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... catch the bus to "las Cejas". This small area is about an hour away and very close to Rio Negro, where I first arrived in Colombia. The white and blue bus was more like a Greyhound bus, compared to the rickety #301 bus we just departed. The seats all ...

December is Here, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

December is Here

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... days to go. Within the next few weeks most of my friends will return to their home countries, or take trips to other parts of Colombia and not return in time for my departure. It is going to be terrible saying goodbye to so many people I have become so ...

18. Your Medellin is in the post, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

18. Your Medellin is in the post

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

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... one of the symbols of the regeneration of the city in the years following the decades of violence in Colombia with various guerrilla groups. Medellin is particularly renowned for Pablo Escobar, the famous drug lord, and there are various tours relating ...

Los Alumbrados!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Los Alumbrados!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... lights that attract thousands of people and tell a story. Each year the theme is different. For the 2011 season the history of each Medellin neighborhood is put on a grand display.   I have seen the lights from a distance, in the car a few times but ...

Auf der Panamericana nach Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Auf der Panamericana nach Medellin

A travel blog entry by haeschendoktor

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... Regen den Busfahrer nicht von diversen, z. T. halsbrecherischen Überholmanövern abgehalten hat... Nach 7,5 Stunden Busfahrt bin ich in Medellin am Terminal Sur angekommen, erstmal musste ich die Jacke ausziehen, denn hier ist es deutlich wärmer! Die ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by steve.brine

Hard to believe that 20 years ago Medellin was one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. Today, it is a picturesque metropolis with a fantastic collections of restaurants and bars. The downtown section didn't have much to offer but the Metrocable ...

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