Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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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

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... 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

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... 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

Medellin

A travel blog entry by longwayround21

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... , 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

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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

Medellin

A travel blog entry by jessenreb

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... 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

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... 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

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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

Medellín

A travel blog entry by lkjba

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... ín as a destination city in this entertaining travel column. http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/travel/i-just-got-back-from-medellin.html?pagewanted=all 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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Inicio, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Inicio

A travel blog entry by mamitalinda

Mayo 30 de 2007 Ayer Uschilein inicio su SUPERVIAJE a oriente. A las 6 de la manana (hora colombiana) 4 de la manana hora de San Francisco nos llamo a contarnos que ya se habia banado y vestido y que en aprox. 45 min. comenzaba su viaje. En su voz ...

Sun and Monday in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Sun and Monday in Medellin

A travel blog entry by dna_adventures

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... Medellin. Had to change buses at peirira. Eventful enough- saw some nice scenery along the way- going over mountains! Arrived in Medellin about 3.00pm and got a map from the tourist information. Then into the worst taxi so far! We showed him the address ...

Excursion to Medellin and Bogota, Medellin , Colombia travel blog

Excursion to Medellin and Bogota

A travel blog entry by mariposanegra

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... (a friend helped me make the final push to just go).  So with incredibly low expectations, I set off from Cartagena to Medellin.   As expected, a few hours after I arrived, the skies opened up and there was a terrible thunderstorm.  A bad ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by gemandkory

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... is just what we found at the Black Sheep Hostel; as it was owned by a kiwi, you wouldn't expect anything else of course! Medellin is a big city, with a population of 2.5 million people but as it was nestled in a valley with high hills on both sides, it ...

Into the Northern Hemisphere, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Into the Northern Hemisphere

A travel blog entry by kelgreen

... decided that the worst drivers were to be found in Peru. But several people had mentioned to me how awful the drivers in Colombia were. I would always laugh politely thinking that they really couldnīt get much worse. Hah. Well. If there is anything to ...

Last stop: Colombia!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Last stop: Colombia!!

A travel blog entry by kdeak

... bigger than I had expected. We also did a Pablo Escobar tour yesterday. The tour showed us the first building that Escobar purchased in Medellin when he started to make his money, the grave where he is buried, and the house of his brother Roberto. At the ...

Medellin the City of Drug Lords, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin the City of Drug Lords

A travel blog entry by phillipsquared

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... Colombians. The tour took us to all the important areas of downtown like the shopping streets, sculptures made by a famous Medellin artist Fernando Botero and the churches. What is interesting about the churches are the people surrounding them. One ...

Columbia round 2: Big palms and big parties!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Columbia round 2: Big palms and big parties!

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa

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... stop in Columbia this time around was the city of Medellin. We were getting in on the Thursday night before a huge weekend for Medellin as it was their annual flower festival and we were told the place would be packed with people (they must really love ...

Mostly up and down, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Mostly up and down

A travel blog entry by lavlwilson

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... and many people go out in their exercise clothes, and parade up and down, meeting and greeting friends, strangers, fellow Medellin dwellers. Another thing is the way their transit system reaches out to many communities that would otherwise be out of ...

Meeting Pablo's brother, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Meeting Pablo's brother

A travel blog entry by cokercabana

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... getting some background information from the guide, the scale of the operation, how screwed up the situation was and how Medellin and the rest of Colombia was decimated by what Pablo did. I still don't feel I know enough about the situation yet and won't ...

Just travelling through, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Just travelling through

A travel blog entry by richards_travel

Another town passed through on the way to somewhere else in this case ...

Anything but mellow in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Anything but mellow in Medellin

A travel blog entry by world_travels

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Drug education..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Drug education...

A travel blog entry by touristtom

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... bars for real. Getting early wind of this, Pablo got up and left his prison and went underground, which inevitably lead to Medellin experiencing an extremely violent 2 years during 1991 and 1992, in which over 52,000 people died. During this time, Pablo ...

Poquito burrito Romba Romba Romba, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Poquito burrito Romba Romba Romba

A travel blog entry by kmsouthamerica

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... . Went back to the hostel and hung out by the pool and made a quick decision to move on. And now we've arrived in Medellin after a very interesting bus ride. For starters 13 hours on a bus is never the best but we made some mistakes that we will ...

Making the 'right' turn back to Colombia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Making the 'right' turn back to Colombia

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... ignoring my feelings and desires was just being in denial. So I cancelled my flight to South Africa, I then booked a new one to Medellin Colombia and here I am.  However when I was planning all this I had not known there was going to be a ...

Medellin - Football, parties and women. WOW!!!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Football, parties and women. WOW!!!!

A travel blog entry by solskjaer20

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... wasnt of a particularily good standard, although still slightly better than the a league, but that atmosphere was insane, especially when Colombia scored! The game finished 2-0 to Colombia, poor Ecuador got spanked and had a man sent off also. For a ...

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