Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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Pacific Coast...Welcome to The Jungle baby!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pacific Coast...Welcome to The Jungle baby!

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa

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... and only for the next 10 days it was obvious we had to head out there! We booked flights and took a night bus from Bogota to Medellin which was hopefully going to get us there in time for our flight at 8am. We got there in plenty of time, which ended up ...

Kids smile 400 times a day - adults 15 times!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Kids smile 400 times a day - adults 15 times!

A travel blog entry by mike_colombia

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According to statistics, kids on average smile 400 times a day and adults 15 times a day. Based on my experience with the kids at Casa Maren and Casa Karah, there seem to be a lot of truth to those statistics. I was reminded of just that the other day, ...

An Exercise In Self Esteem, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

An Exercise In Self Esteem

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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Sooo... Medallín. Didn't think much of it to be honest. It used to be the cocaine trafficking capital of the world. It ain't that interesting anymore although you can do a Pablo Escobar tour where they take you around his hacienda, the place where he ...

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... comforting about hearing a heavy rain shower fall onto the rooftop, when you are dry and warm inside. Today a heavy rainfall fell in Medellin, breaking the sunny warm weather. Maybe I feel good when I hear the rain as it reminds me of weekends spent in ...

Medellin colombia, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin colombia

A travel blog entry by billmurphy1234

Coming to Medellin Colombia.  i have lived here for 4 years and traveled extensively throughout the country.  There is plenty to see and do and most of all it is a safe place as long as you stay north of Cali.  I you are coming let me ...

Road Trip, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Road Trip

A travel blog entry by travelhounds

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Awesome! Just like the first time visiting Medellin.  This time the city is buzzing because of the World Cup. Colombia won it second game for the world cup and the city went wild with street parties till late in the morning. ...

Medellín, Bello, Colombia travel blog

Medellín

A travel blog entry by bbobcola

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Medellin: home to murder rates and drug cartels, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin: home to murder rates and drug cartels

A travel blog entry by k.griffin

... to the Cali cartel bombing it. The building was covered in graffiti, much of which declared "Pablo Vive!", apparently a popular myth around Medellin, despite Pablo's death being filmed, and his body dug up as proof. Some people just won't let an idea (or ...

Botero works, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Botero works

A travel blog entry by globalhounds

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... mix of art, culture and nature in which 23 of Botero’s bronze sculptures are on permanent display and exhibit. Donated by Medellin’s own Fernando Botero years ago and put into place during 2002, they adorn the surrounding area and create an ...

Cell Phone, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Cell Phone

A travel blog entry by chazlegrand

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Just a quick update... my new cell number here is (57) 313 249 7588. If I recall the exit code for the US is 011 so for all my friends back home, dial 011 then the full number above. I assume all my non American friends already know how to dial out of ...

Medellin Morning and Cúcuta Arrival, Medellin & Cucuta, Colombia travel blog

Medellin Morning and Cúcuta Arrival

A travel blog entry by gayle_hoefker

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... so good last night.  While we were waiting for our food, I took the opportunity to take pictures of people working in Colombia.  The terrace is slightly elevated--about 6 feet--so that gave me a great view of the hundreds of people walking by. ...

The road to Medellín, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The road to Medellín

A travel blog entry by jim.coates

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... all along the route.  One drops NW of Bogota out of the mountains and down to the valley of the river Magdalena (Colombia's largest) for three hours.  The valley of the Magdalena river is wide and flat and lush.  Large zebu cattle wander ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by chrisandalicia

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... he did business, the rooftop where he was shot, and his grave. We learned a lot not only about the Cocaine industry but about Colombia's people and diverse culture as well. We planned on only staying a night or two but we loved the hostel and the area we ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by iprenty

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... 's house, a guy called Roberto (who we later discovered at the police museum in Bogota was the 5th highest ranking member of the Medellin cartel).  We met Roberto, who is pretty much blind and deaf after receiving a letter bomb in the post while in ...

Medellin…the city of brick and Pablo Escobar, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin…the city of brick and Pablo Escobar

A travel blog entry by lynnsey

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... . AND with four of our San Blas family members in company. we just couldn't get enough of one another. Medellin is a HUGE city. second largest in Colombia. it’s set in the Andes Aburra Valley and approximately 3.3 million people live there. WOW-ZA. ...

Light up my life Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Light up my life Medellin

A travel blog entry by beck-muz

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... front where market stalls offered all sorts of sweets, fruits, local crafts etc. Stayed up there till mid afternoon then bussed back to Medellin. Walked the big hill all the way back to the hostel and packed for our departure the next day. Mat , a young ...

Fly to Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Fly to Medellin

A travel blog entry by jessi330

... until it fills up. Leave at 11:28am. It's a LONG way to the city. We are winding around mountains. I can see Medellin down below but we are rounding along before descending. Tall, tall apartment buildings. Lots of orange-red brick, very consistent.  ...

Jan 18, 2010, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Jan 18, 2010

A travel blog entry by rjlechtenberg

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Pablo Gaybar!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pablo Gaybar!

A travel blog entry by andyandott

We had planned to go on the Pablo Escobar tour today but as it was full, again, we have booked cor tomorrow and so now have a free day. We decide to do a bit of sbopping as its something we would have had to do at some point anyway. We take the tube ...

Hola Colombia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Hola Colombia

A travel blog entry by tom.deluca

Made it to Colombia yesterday after a few days on a bus, its nice to stretch the legs out. Summary of Venezuela:  Its cheap (accom $2, beer $1 in an expensive bar)  roads are bumpy Had the cheapest taxi ride ever, $20 for 3 hours stopping at ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by kieren

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We had 2 days with Gareth in Medellin. Apart obvious boys shenanigans we went on a tour about Pablo Escaba, visited his house and met his brother.  We enjoyed going to the small bars called fondas and sampling the local 'fire ...

Sight Seeing Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Sight Seeing Medellin

A travel blog entry by aanda

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Feeling a bit better today. Limiting food intake still. We decided to do a bustour around the city as it is too big to do by foot. It's time to concentrate as it's all in Spanish but thankfully the guide speaks slowly and clearly! We see many of the ...

Medellin, enn su tynka, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, enn su tynka

A travel blog entry by dogggud

... taka tann runtinn, sem vid hofdum aetlad okkur tennann daginn. I stadinn gerdum vid okkur metro ferd nidur i bae, skituga skita midbaeinn sem Medellin hefur uppa ad bjoda. Tad er samt ekki haegt ad segja annad en ad hann hafi a einu litlu torgi svolitid ...

Marvellous Medellin!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Marvellous Medellin!

A travel blog entry by gracie-lou

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    I have arrived for the last leg of my tour, in the wonderful city of Medellin, where I'm staying with some nice people I met on my Amazon trip! Today we went on a tour of the city in Silvio's 1946 Ford coop (he likes classic cars!) ...

Medellin, We have arrived, are you ready?, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, We have arrived, are you ready?

A travel blog entry by headingout

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... was safe (hidden) and where was it. Hallelujah for money belts! Everyone I talked to said that if they went to Colombia, they would want to see Medellin. None could provide me a real clear reason why. And, now I am saying, 'why'. We traipsed all over ...

Day 45 - Medellin (Colombia), Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Day 45 - Medellin (Colombia)

A travel blog entry by cullenjones

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... Fair to say, Avianca airlines will not be winning any awards for customer service in the near future. Absolute shambles. On arrival in Medellin, we grabbed some food and planned how we wanted to spend the next 10 days in the Zona Cafetera. Turns out ...

Colombian World Cup Team Win!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Colombian World Cup Team Win!

A travel blog entry by globalhounds

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... of people walking the streets showing there Colombian pride.  Cars, scooters and city buses blowing horns and people screaming Colombia.  Everyone in the city was wearing a Colombian National jersey or some sort of item with Colombian ...

The end of the Colombian adventure, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The end of the Colombian adventure

A travel blog entry by alex1989cullen

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... as we didn't like staying at that particular hostel, we ended up there for over a week! The atmosphere in Medellin was electric for Colombia's first game of the World Cup! The streets filled with yellow jerseys, both old and young salsa dancing on the ...

The One With The New Gay BF, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The One With The New Gay BF

A travel blog entry by wendi2010

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... time (although I do get to go to "state of emergency, poss military coup" Ecuador...yay me!) There isnt a great deal to Medellin - just a nice, big city that felt much more Westernised than I was expecting for some reason.  The hostel I stayed in ...

Comida, diversăo e arte, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Comida, diversăo e arte

A travel blog entry by thaisamagalhaes

Em um vale de montanhas das Cordilheiras dos Andes, no alto de 2.200 metros, está localizada a charmosa Medellín. Terra de Botero, o adorador de gordinhos, e de Pablo Escobar, que dispensa associaçőes, Medellín é a segunda maior cidade da ...

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