Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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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 ...

Medellin- Alumbrado Navidenyo, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin- Alumbrado Navidenyo

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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3 days in Medellin. I have to admit it's not my favorite city, I liked Bogota much better. Medellin is very modern, it has a metro and serveral cable cars that go up the hill over and to the favelas. I stayd three nights in Medellin and met my friends ...

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 ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by beccarose

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... I was so surprised at how spread out the city is, and modern - staying here will quickly dissolve anyones misconceptions about Colombia as a dangerous, poor country. Though I must say...it is still second in my heart to Cartagena. I guess Cartagena ...

Keeping my Head Straight, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Keeping my Head Straight

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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When I practically fell through the door last night, sweaty, and exhausted my family confirmed that my walk alone probably wasn't a good idea. I splashed my face with cold water and tired to get my energy back up before spin class. I had promised my ...

Silleteros on Sunday!!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Silleteros on Sunday!!!

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

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... !! From the little I've been able to gather, the tradition is hundreds of years old and started in a small outside of Medellin called Santa Elena. The silleteros are comprised of different families from the area (sort of like the Palio in Sienna) who ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... , its a Monday but there are loads of people about because it is a holiday today (apparently holiday´s are pretty common in Colombia).  In the centre of the city you can see many glimpses of poverty although it still feels pretty safe.  Around ...

Back to school in Medellin..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Back to school in Medellin...

A travel blog entry by ness010

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Its hard for me to believe, but I have been in Medellin, Colombia for almost a month now working as a volunteer English teacher at 2 different before/after school care centres. Medellin is this green, green city where the green is interrupted only by the ...

Pesebres!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pesebres!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Christmas trees and "Presebres" (Nativity Scences) go hand in hand when it comes to holiday decorations. From the small village in our living room, to the life size display in Bogata, Presebres are everywhere! There is one in the park by my house, each ...

L'ancien fief de Pablo Escobar: Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

L'ancien fief de Pablo Escobar: Medellin

A travel blog entry by baptistevericel

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Bonjour a tous! Voici ma deuxième étape après Bogota. Il s'agit d'une ville située au nord ouest de Bogota qui est l'ancienne capitale de la drogue de Colombie qui s'est totalement métamorphosée depuis la mort de Pablo Escobar en 1993. C'est une ...

Conversation Club!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Conversation Club!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... here multiple times in her life. No wonder her accent is so good. She has many acquaintances, family members, and connections in Colombia and we have made plans to experience many new things together. We were looking at the times for the biggest movie ...

La Hora de Croché, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

La Hora de Croché

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... .  It was one o'clock when I retreated to my room, and they continued on for another two hours. Sometimes there are benefits to not being able to go out and it seems like every experience in Colombia has its benefits and lessons to be learned.  ...

The City of Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The City of Medellin

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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There are so many things to see here! My head is consistently on a swivel so I can absorb everything going on around me. The buses, taxis, and motorcyclists you have to watch for are a necessity for your safety. The many smells from the bakeries (las ...

Medellín Part 2 of 2, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellín Part 2 of 2

A travel blog entry by srarrasmith

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... friend. It was indeed fancy. In my t-shirt and shorts I was denied entrance, which was too bad because I didn't bring anything else to Colombia (Remember the joke item stuff from the second post? It wasn't a joke. I didn't bring jeans). I took a taxi ...

Medellín Part 3 of 2, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellín Part 3 of 2

A travel blog entry by srarrasmith

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Laundry day!   I woke up on Saturday just before noon, but only because two guys in the dorm room were loudly packing up their clothes to take them to the laundry. As a fellow American with dirty clothing, I decided to introduce myself. Chris and ...

Final Exam Saturday!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Final Exam Saturday!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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When you seek to convert grades to the traditional American scale (A, B, C, D, F) from the numerical Colombian scale you take into account two factors. 1) There is no "E" in our grading system. Why is that? And 2) thinking of the comma between your ...

The Small Town in the Mountains, Santa Elena, Colombia travel blog

The Small Town in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... took about 3 hours due to heavy traffic.  There are usually a few routes you can take to get between Santa Elena and Medellin, but because they had received so much rain in the area, all roads but one were impassable due to landslides, forcing all ...

City Scents, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

City Scents

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... really is. I would have never guessed that I would have seen a CU Buffs emblem, on a Swedish man, walking around Medellin, Colombia! As I walked away from their Swedish conversation I passed the hair salon employed entirely by gay men in their twenties ...

Mama's Last Day!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Mama's Last Day!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... help in any way possible. She is 18, studying international business, and enchanted by english. We will be able to help each other speak one another's language and form an everlasting friendship, I can just feel it in the air!  I LOVE ...

Playing in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Playing in Medellin

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

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... cheap. After work, we generally get together for dinner and then back to the hotel for some zzzsss. Unfortunately, people in Medellin party almost everyday, except Monday. For some reason though, the hotel thinks it´s appropriate to have some bad, bad ...

Gold Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Gold Medellin

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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... corner to get some food, after being offered heroin and a whole host of drugs, and bumped into Phil......who was with Carolina (a Medellin born Colombian girl we'd met 3 months earlier in Argentina). So we went out and got some food. Carolina showed ...

Medellin - let the fun begin!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - let the fun begin!

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... at the bottom said it was the best view in the world therefore we didn't let the 740 steps to the top put us off. The view from the top really was quite amazing but I'm not sure that the pictures really do it justice. Overall Medellin gets a thumbs ...

Fallschirmspringen, Regen und verkorkste Nächte, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Fallschirmspringen, Regen und verkorkste Nächte

A travel blog entry by doscompletos

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In den 80er Jahren war Medellin der Hauptsitz kolumbianischer Drogenkartelle. Der Handel mit Kokain und der bewaffnete Kampf zwischen den verschiedenen Kartellen prägte das Leben in der Stadt und Gewalt war an der Tagesordnung. Erst mit dem Tod von ...

a Billy Walsh film starring Vincent Chase..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

a Billy Walsh film starring Vincent Chase...

A travel blog entry by rob_jess

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... local girls came up to us Robs and decided they were interested in us.  When faced with a situation where you are in Colombia, and Colombian women are interested in you, you really can't turn it down.  The English girl was getting quite drunk ...

More LIke

More LIke "Salsa"-Tech

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... were both asleep with in minutes.  This morning has been a slow one with a delicious eggs, queso, and arepa for breakfast. At a leisurely pace we are getting ready to go to Grandma's for tamales and family time. Weekends in Colombia are like a ...

I'm Mistaken for a Piasa, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

I'm Mistaken for a Piasa

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Highlight of my day; another American thought I was a "piasa" (native to Colombia). I must be getting some color and speaking beautifully!  My new friend's name is Bruce and he has been in the city for nine months and also taught at Denver West for ...

Rumba y Moto!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Rumba y Moto!!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... he recently moved to New York he was living in Vail. It is because they are together that I knew someone I could live with in Colombia.  After I finished lunch we hopped on the "moto" (more like a scooter) and the two of us rode of to see Abuelita. ...

Oh, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Oh, Medellin

A travel blog entry by mattmantle

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... pools as far as the eye could see, set between impressive mountain ranges on one side and brilliant green valleys all around. Well played Colombia, well played. Getting down was far easier, and at the bottom the four of us jumped in a Tuk Tuk along to the ...

Food and Craziness, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Food and Craziness

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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The big feast in the States is coming up soon, and chances are I will not be celebrating. I have explained the significance of this holiday to my family and all the food appeals to them, so I will be making a few traditional dishes for them to try. ...

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