Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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Oct 14, 2010, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Oct 14, 2010

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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Classes Come To An End, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Classes Come To An End

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... . She keeps telling me its whenever I want to go, so I'm thinking Monday!  I find that to be a common theme in Colombia- "whatever". I rarely come upon a concrete plan. For example, when I asked what time we will be leaving for Grandma's later on ...

Exploring the Colombian Coffee Region, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Exploring the Colombian Coffee Region

A travel blog entry by tomtranter

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... which we knew nothing about (must learn to do some research) and our hostel was fully booked so we headed straight for Medellin (The home of Pablo Escobar and the famous Botero). Medellin has its fair share of Museums, up market restaurants and Gigantic ...

Planning and (Maybe) Doing, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Planning and (Maybe) Doing

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

Colombians seem to be very indecisive and unwilling to commit to anything right away. They are up for fun adventures and the idea of doing something spectacular, but when it comes to the actual planning their heads are stuck in the clouds. Intentions are ...

The Dailies Series, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The Dailies Series

A travel blog entry by ness010

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... But the bus is by far the most interesting part of the journey. Its more than a journey itself. The buses here in Medellin are a bit of a cross between an everyday mini-bus and the chicken busses of Guatamalean elk. No more than 28 seats, with ...

Rain and Snow in Medellin, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Rain and Snow in Medellin

A travel blog entry by chimichenga

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... own to mingle with the locals as I have here when the dabbling turned into debauchery.   Despite the annoyances, Medellin is a great city, though the Centro should definitely be avoided after dark. Parque Lleras is without a doubt one of ...

Feliz como un Lombriz--Happy as a Worm, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feliz como un Lombriz--Happy as a Worm

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Since our test had postponed until today I had some extra time to study and even crammed in a few minutes on the bus. Today Bailing was not in class and so it was just Jim and I. I felt sorry for him, being tested on something he hasn't learned yet and I ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by globekiter

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... can trust and who has moved this country forward in a positive direction with his actions.   I arrived safely in Medellin, couchsurfed with a Colombian friend named Raul, met various other "couchsurfistas", checked out this huge city, jumped on ...

Wonderful Sunday, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Wonderful Sunday

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... , but here on Sunday's everyone is well known. All of the fields, courts, are pools are strictly reserved for the teachers of Medellin and their guests. It is a large amount of space to occupy, but it easily fills up. There are volleyball, basketball, and ...

City of Eternal Spring, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

City of Eternal Spring

A travel blog entry by 12_months_off

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After a flat tire (right at the start of a 5-minute cloudburst), a ditto battery and a drenched backpack (see the cloudburst), I arrive to Medellín late and not really in a sunny mood. That feeling won't last long though, as the next day I will add a ...

Party central, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Party central

A travel blog entry by witek

Medellin turned out to be quite pretty and a good place to party western ...

Getting Lost and Eating Sushi, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Getting Lost and Eating Sushi

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... clean. You can also see how upscale it is by how varied the restaurants, hotels, and stores are. No where else in Medellin will you find a trendy Japanese joint like Sushi Light.  Ryan and I waited twenty minutes before being seated. We purposely ...

Day 6 - Leisurely Sunday., Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Day 6 - Leisurely Sunday.

A travel blog entry by jinbetravelin

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Day 6: Eat my face off, day. Woke up at 1030am?  (To be fair I went to bed around 4am.) (Don't hate, appreciate.) (Going to make old phrases the bees knees again.) (Everyone start saying 'okie dokie' again.) (Mas giggle water ayer.) (Spanglish) ...

We arrive in Medellin!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

We arrive in Medellin!

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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From Bogota we flew in a lovely new Airbus A320, we were a bit late in taking off for reasons we never quite got to the bottom of. Followed a short but rather bumpy hour's journey over the mountains, to arrive slightly late and to be met by Keith and ...

Beautiful people and crazy flying, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Beautiful people and crazy flying

A travel blog entry by chahan

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... at the national university of Bogota. I also visit a little bit the city that is very ugly. At night I decide to go to Medellin for 2-3 days because I heard many good things about this city: it is nice, the people are beautiful and one can do good ...

Christmas Tree!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Christmas Tree!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Papi was strumming the guitar as we plunged our hands into the massive garbage bag full of "munecitos" (little dolls). The decoartion theme in our house this Christmas is "peluches" (stuffed animals/dolls) and Mami has been preparing for this day for ...

The Supermarket Stakeout, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The Supermarket Stakeout

A travel blog entry by ness010

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... that this supermarket could have so much stuff. Its like a wonderland, full of surprises! I was told before I came to Colombia that supermarkets would be something of an experience here. Massive with 40-50 odd checkouts and selling everything you could ...

Paragliding, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Paragliding

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird

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... the museum with the many picasso pieces and then hanging around until I could get an overnight bus to Bogota and avoid arriving there in darkness. Medellin is definitely worth a visit but unless you want to party hard I would suggest avoiding the ...

Colombia - First Stop Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Colombia - First Stop Medellin

A travel blog entry by steveandjenna

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... of the city first in Spanish then in English. George, our guide, was an overly energetic, young, nerdy, religious and underground camp Medellin local who took an immediate liking to Steve. Along the way, he told us that he had always wanted to Surf and ...

French Exams and Discotechs, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

French Exams and Discotechs

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... to get to school. Jump in the car, throw it in reverse and get on my way. The only delays are the red lights. In Colombia, not only is the distant greater but there is the possibility that you have to wait fifteen or twenty minutes for the bus. There is ...

Cartagena & Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena & Medellin

A travel blog entry by leanneleonard

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... to explore and headed to Plazoleta de las Esculturas where there are lots of large bronze sculptures by Fernando Botero, Medellin’s famous artist. His paintings and sculptures are united by their proportionally exaggerated, or "fat" figures. I also ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by paulhand33

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... . We were treated to a first taste of Columbian soccer - a hard faught local derby between Envigado and Nacional Medellin. Standing in the Nacional End of the ground, the fans' singing and dancing was relentless, not pausing ...

Our last day in Medellin!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Our last day in Medellin!

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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Monday 21st was spent wandering around 'Santafe Mall', the biggest shopping mall we have ever seen, five floors of shopping with an extensive choice in all products. Not to be outdone by Winks, Alan also bought some Colombian Crocs, and we found a few ...

Ladies Luncheon, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Ladies Luncheon

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... off to Natalia’s house.             Sabaneta is a "pueblo" (town) outside of Medellin and to get there we had to take two different buses. Bus #302 runs perpendicular to #301 and to catch it ...

Antioquia Mia- Fashion Show Tonight!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Antioquia Mia- Fashion Show Tonight!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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It seems that my body is adjusting to my schedule and I no longer need to rely on an alarm clock to wake up. This morning I had over an hour and a half to prepare for the day. Mami had already made lunch (steamed and season vegetables) and put it in a ...

Gringo Trail, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Gringo Trail

A travel blog entry by filly

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... is over 2,500m, so it wasn´t very warm and quite rainy (we came to Columbia for summer experience). So we headed to Medellin, in hope of better weather and to finally meet up with Gav and Barry (lads from Skerries). We also bumped into some ...

The Beautiful Little City of 3 Million People, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The Beautiful Little City of 3 Million People

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... of a holiday nobody could tell us the reason for.  We later learned that it was for Cartagena´s independence, and that Colombia has so many holidays that often times, the residents don´t even know what they´re for.  Eventually, we found an ...

Second Day in Santa Fe de Antiquia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Second Day in Santa Fe de Antiquia

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... watching the show with my dad and always imitating the signature "Z" move. Santa Fe de Antiquia used to be the capital of the Medellin area in 1541. When the government moved to Medellin in 1826 the town was abandoned. Not until more recent years, when it ...

The people you meet..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The people you meet...

A travel blog entry by ness010

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... I say 'meeting' meaning I didn't quite meet all of them, but let me explain. It all started with a trip to DAS Medellin - the Administrative Department of Security. This was my second visit here in two days. In my hazy 5.30am arrival in ...

Botero's Art, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Botero's Art

A travel blog entry by arango

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... displays both the reality of day to day life, as well as snapshots of historical events. The plaza of Boteros sculptures in Medellin is a sight to see, with several people crawling all over to take photos and climb on top;  kids lounge around ...

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