Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

Sort by Newest Best first

Botero's Art, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Botero's Art

A travel blog entry by arango

136

... 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

1
13

... 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

1
3

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

20

... !! 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

2
12

... , 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

22

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

2
5

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

3
20

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

1
5

... 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

1
2

... .  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

1
5

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 ...

Final Exam Saturday!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Final Exam Saturday!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

5

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

1
21

... 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

1
3

... 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

2
5

... 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

14

... 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

8

... 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

24

... 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

27

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 ...

the city of Eternal Spring, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

the city of Eternal Spring

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

5

... Medellin would be perfect for Goldilocks as the temperature is not too cold, not too hot, it is just right. Unfortunately Medellin specifically and Colombia suffer from the bad image and press as the home of some of the infamous drug cartels. Sure the ...

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

21

... 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

7

... 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

1
5

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

3
5

... 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. ...

Food and Craziness, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Food and Craziness

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

4
1

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. ...

Medellin- Surprisingly Middle Class, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin- Surprisingly Middle Class

A travel blog entry by jenny2802

1

... we went to a sports bar in town (which has novel red and yellow cards that you hold up to get a waitresses attention). Sadly Colombia lost which was a bit of a shame as everyone seemed a bit deflated. The boys also insisted on a drink in Hooters. Apart ...

"Family Dinner"

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

3

As all of us foreigners are here without our families, it is natural that we create tight bonds with each other and Colombians which resemble a family. For example. last night Steve, Miles, Thar and I were graciously invited to enjoy a home cooked meal ...

Feria de las Flores (Flower festival), Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feria de las Flores (Flower festival)

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

13

... up with my cousin, her brother, Luis Fernando, his wife, Amparo and their closest friends in Sabaneta (a small town outside of Medellin). We met at the local plaza where there were a bunch of people dancing in the plaza, drinking aguardiente (firewater) ...

Meditation and Rumba, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Meditation and Rumba

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

2
2

... bass at the gym, and with the addition of all the walking and numerous flights of stairs I am staying very active here in Colombia.  Most recently I went to "Meditacion Hindu" at the studio and left with a glowing smile. I entered not knowing what to ...

Colombian Tamales, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Colombian Tamales

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

1
7

I should have known that these weren't going to be ordinary tamales. Abuelita spent over four hours preparing them and when we arrived they had just started their four hour cooking period. The pot was big enough to fit two small children but instead ...

Sort by Newest Best first