Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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Sightseeing in Escobar's backyard, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Sightseeing in Escobar's backyard

A travel blog entry by kiwimumsie

... ;you all with that mental picture (apologies!) let's talk about Medellin. The name Medellin is synonomous with Escobar, cocaine, the Medellin cartel....well at least it is for me. Having just spoken to the parents on skype today, it appears not everyone ...

El Penol and Guatape, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

El Penol and Guatape

A travel blog entry by marcopolo11


... traffic is horrendous and we must have spent almost an hour getting out and into the city. Apparently, Johany said that Medellin operates a licence plate rota system during the week so only cars within certain range of licence numbers can drive around-it ...

Pablo Escobar, Black Sheep, and Midgets. , Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pablo Escobar, Black Sheep, and Midgets.

A travel blog entry by becstar26

... an amazing final three weeks before i headed home. What can i say, expectations were high for Colombia, and for destination number one, Medellin, the pressure was on. Luckily all first impressions were positive, locals were incredibly friendly and ...

A well deserved down hill, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

A well deserved down hill

A travel blog entry by gemandkory


... ; it’s much quicker going this way!!!  As we arrived at the bottom of the hill, we had about 12km left to get to Medellin and it was only 11am.  We could tell that our legs were getting tired and we needed some rest after our 5 days of ...

City Shock, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

City Shock

A travel blog entry by marciad


... towns). These neighbourhoods were originally disconnected with the rest of the city and this fact perpetuated crime. The city of Medellin installed a gondola system to better service these areas and this significantly decreased the crime rates. Today, we ...

Medeillin July 10th - 13th, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medeillin July 10th - 13th

A travel blog entry by mariekell


... out what stop to get off at and what line to actually use was a bit tricky. We also learned on our last day in Medellin that all metro journeys cost 2000 peso so we wasted so much energy trying to ask for single tickets to specific stops and confusing ...

Re-routing and a tip on travel planning, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Re-routing and a tip on travel planning

A travel blog entry by loganve90

... the seasons- we decided to fly to Patagonia and continue the rest of the trip in reverse, going north.  The flight from Medellin to Ushuaia, the "bottom of the world" was going to entail four inconvenient legs, and involve us doing a lot of airport ...

I Welcome the Night, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

I Welcome the Night

A travel blog entry by afeder

... nbsp; Welcoming the night, I could ride this beast until the wheels fall off.  But Iīve made promises to see some friends in Medellin. I find the nearest cab driver and tell him to take me to the old, historic hotel in the center of the city as a ...

Colombia south - June 2016, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Colombia south - June 2016

A travel blog entry by treacyjames


... Cocora. This is the place where you can see The world's tallest palm trees - an iconic symbol of Colombia. We reluctantly skipped it due to the rain. - Medellin This turned out to be Natalia's favourite city in South America...and I loved it also. We ...

Walking tour, drug cartels and a lot of Ron, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Walking tour, drug cartels and a lot of Ron

A travel blog entry by mattheeley


... brought to the region. We then moved on to view the La Raza statue outside the government buildings that represents Colombia's transition through gold, farming, railway, coffee, and modern day economics. After this, and thankfully while sitting in the ...

The Founders of Medellin, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

The Founders of Medellin

A travel blog entry by maximiliancs

... morning, the streets were filled with stragglers stumbling down the main roads. We had heard lots of how Medellin had become the big boom of Colombia after Pablo Escobar's drug fuelled dictatorship collapsed. It's a place renowned for its revival and ...

Left for Chile. See other log, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Left for Chile. See other log

A travel blog entry by ivangui

Jaimito me recibió en el aeropuerto y me contó la historia de cómo se mató su ex. ...

King Pin Country, Medillin, Colombia travel blog

King Pin Country

A travel blog entry by vickyburt

... of the square and dance to a audience of diners and walkers-by etc... Also you had people selling things as you always do in Colombia. Anyway our meal arrives and itīs lovely (the best Lasagne Melīs ever had) and all of a sudden this 5 man band start ...

Fine con botto inatteso!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Fine con botto inatteso!

A travel blog entry by fraeno


Medellín, terra di Narcotrafficanti, disparitā sociali, cartelli della droga, Pablo Escobar e di Botero, anche se nessuno lo sa, magari pensando che sia spagnolo visto tutte le statue che ci sono a Madrid e Barcellona. A parte Botero, la vera ragione ...

Hostel in Medellin., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Hostel in Medellin.

A travel blog entry by walksouth

If you're looking for a good hostel in Medellin, then check out La Finca. Located in one of Columbia's most historic towns, Medellin is an incredible place to visit. Check out the sites and sculptures of Fernando Botero among other great artists from the ...

A cooking day for me..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

A cooking day for me...

A travel blog entry by vivianlam


... in the dark.  I think I actually breathed a sigh of relief when we were at the bottom again.  We all disembarked in downtown Medellin and we said goodbye to Juan, Liz and Andrea as they were heading to a BBQ.  I could've went with them but ...

Vaya Con Dios - Colombia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Vaya Con Dios - Colombia

A travel blog entry by robertvanfuckwt

... how great it was. If one to suggest to any one of these 70 million tourists that next time they should consider going to Colombia instead they would probably argue "There was a war in Colombia. And so much violence. Havenīt you heard of FARC or ...

Christmas lights in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Christmas lights in Medellin

A travel blog entry by ccajoleas


... out. On the 5th of December the electric company lights up an amazing display down near a river that flows through part of Medellin. It is incredible. They make these chicken wire figures and cover them with shiny metallic paper and light it up. At the ...

Medellin - Day 2, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Day 2

A travel blog entry by gjhoy

Slept in Booked a flight to Cartagena after realising it was almost the same price to fly as it was I take a 15hr bus. This led an amazing race esque few hours - looking for a new hostel as happy Buddha was full, booking guatape etc. We were going to go ...

Bus from Bogota to Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Bus from Bogota to Medellin

A travel blog entry by gjhoy

Ripped off by extras at Fulano Literally threw down breakfast and caught a cab to the main bus terminal. The bus left predictably late, about 10.15 just over an hour after it's 9am scheduled departure. Small bit if wi-fi. K doesn't really like talking to ...

Medellin, the home of Pablo Escobar, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, the home of Pablo Escobar

A travel blog entry by hannahcarl252


... little more about it: Little Candles' Day (Spanish:Día de las Velitas) is one of the most observed traditional holidays in Colombia. It is celebrated on December 7, on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, which is a public holiday in Colombia. This ...

Medellin, Medellín, Colombia travel blog


A travel blog entry by longwayround21


... , and his wife doesn't work. He works two weeks on, two weeks off. Panama hat and linen trousers, proper posh stuff. Colombia's cool so far. Our first experience is good. The people are really friendly. And really helpful. Here's to more good ...

Medellin day 3, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin day 3

A travel blog entry by migas


Hoje acordei, ainda resmungona e chateada, decida a ir ver a biblioteca Espanã. Lá me indicam o caminho, dizem-me para não apanhar outro cable-car porque pode ser muito perigoso. Bom lá faço o percurso habitual e desço ...

Good day but a bit apprehensive., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Good day but a bit apprehensive.

A travel blog entry by jessi330

We spent a lot of time before our trip convincing people Colombia is safe to travel to. It's not the 90s anymore. And like any knowing traveler, we say you can get robbed in any large city any where in the world.  Chicago had 415 murders in 2013. New ...

Medellin - Day 1, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Day 1

A travel blog entry by gjhoy

... Once recognized at morgue everyone understood - no retirement from drug career. Killed or jail Carlos Leder - El mehicano -brothers. From Colombia but into Mexican culture. Character inspired by M cartel. Job was to take drugs to US. Main production - ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog


A travel blog entry by jessenreb


... main character in the cartel was Pablo Escobar who was shot dead by police while he was on top of this apartment building. Medellin has historically had huge problems with violence and gangs and there used to be city wide curfews at night for the safety ...

Cartels to Hotels....!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Cartels to Hotels....!

A travel blog entry by iancurtis


... system carries us safely past and then onto the cable car metro system. This climbs hundreds of meters uphill, over Medellin's barrios below, and affords the opportunity to peer directly into the windows of the slum tenaments clutching precariously onto ...

Columbia Continues to Impress, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Columbia Continues to Impress

A travel blog entry by jdswed


We take the Metro after a nice breakfast.  We walk in everything but circles to get to the station due to high rise buildings and highways with walkways above them.  After asking 8 people and getting good directions but being poor at following ...

Medellín, Medellin, Colombia travel blog


A travel blog entry by lkjba


... ín as a destination city in this entertaining travel column. After 4.5 days here and 5 nights I think both of us are pondering the ways in which living in ...

Jul 21, 2011, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Jul 21, 2011

A travel blog entry by gracetbrown


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