Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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CIA Pocket Factbook about Corruption in Colombia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

CIA Pocket Factbook about Corruption in Colombia

A travel blog entry by mike_colombia

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... IS LITTLE TRUST IN ENFORCEMENT A variety of factors are seen to have contributed to political corruption in Colombia. Those include drug trafficking, guerrilla and paramilitary conflict, weak surveillance and regulation from institutions, threats and ...

Industrial, red-bricked, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Industrial, red-bricked, Medellin

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey

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... they were booked out. Pretty disappointing. Anyway, the free walking tour was fantastic. Led by a passionate Paisa (someone from Medellin), he was passionate about his city and even more passionate about the negative impact that the drug trade had had in ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by rayj

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... are spectacular and the whole city was lit up for Christmas.  They pride themselves on their display before selling the lights to another city the following year. Overall, Medellin was memorable and a place where I would love to spend more time ...

Jun 25, 2014, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Jun 25, 2014

A travel blog entry by globalhounds

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Heaven sent an Angel - Volunteering, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Heaven sent an Angel - Volunteering

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... centre in a children's department in the local hospital. All of this was possible through donations from the 'Angels' of Medellin. He also collects clothing donations, blankets and towels for the poor people here. While I have been here Marcos has ...

The City of Eternal Spring... and Cocaine!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The City of Eternal Spring... and Cocaine!

A travel blog entry by jenjen7785

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... ;He told us he has a cure for AIDS... haha, pretty strange.    Partying is the other big thing that goes on in Medellin, which I did my share of.  The hostel I'm staying at is very fun, I've met lots of cool people here, and have continued ...

Goodbye Colombia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Goodbye Colombia

A travel blog entry by matt_and_rach

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... olden days. Later on we played cards with two fellow backpackers - Cameron and Kristi - and much later went out to experience Medellin nightlife. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to any of the clubs having realized in the first bar we went to just ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by travelkaz

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My next stop was Medellin - home to the late drugs lord Pablo Escobar and the famous drugs cartel The Medellin Cartel, but now considered a safe city for travellers. I took the bus from Salento with a Swiss couple I'd met in Valle de Cocora the day ...

Under 20's World Cup, and snipers on the roof..., Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Under 20's World Cup, and snipers on the roof...

A travel blog entry by cokercabana

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... , the crowd really got into it - I heard that watching a Nacionale game is pretty nuts, so that's another excuse to visit Medellin again. The view from the ground was spectacular. I've watched plenty of rugby games on tv played in south africa, italy and ...

Colombian buses............................, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Colombian buses............................

A travel blog entry by lisannelee

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... after him.  With fear, I held on to my belongings with dear life. The bus departed promptly from the station towards Medellin, with the bus conductor, weirdly filming everyone on board.  I was glad that: a) the bus wasn't freezing b) there was ...

Hola Colombia, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Hola Colombia

A travel blog entry by kirsten2010

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... was over forty hours in planes and airports. It was the very first time I have seen an airport completely saturated. Medellin airport was a little more than wet after torrential rain- downstairs, I attempted to use a cajero automatico to no ...

Colombia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Colombia

A travel blog entry by nomadicant

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It was not my first trip to Colombia. I have vague memories of having been there when I was about a year or two old and a strange man there who teased me in English about a little blue bean bag doll saying in broken English playfully, "the boy is mine". ...

Hangin' with Pablo Escobar's Ghost in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Hangin' with Pablo Escobar's Ghost in Medellin

A travel blog entry by jefe

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As I explained earlier, we had to compress our time in Colombia, and Medellin was the biggest victim of that. We were there for just under 24 hours, but in that short time we could already tell that we loved the city.  We flew from Quito to Medellin ...

City & Country ... Medellin, Manizales & Salento., Medellín (plus), Colombia travel blog

City & Country ... Medellin, Manizales & Salento.

A travel blog entry by womblekisses

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If this is too much just read about Salento .. Medellin is a massive city, historically interesting, with churches and a extraordinary cathedral of course, but the cathedral was closed for ´small refurbishment´and the centre was full of traffice, ...

Medellin - party central, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - party central

A travel blog entry by globalexplorer

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Well, I got here on a Monday and the whole hostel was hung over.  Really. This is the first place I´ve been to where most people are around all day long.  I did this for 2 days. Yesterday, I finally went sightseeing. I went around ...

Wonderful temperate climate, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Wonderful temperate climate

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

Saturday June 28th. Our room being bliss is hard to leave, we did try to have a sleep but failed. In the afternoon we did a short trip to the supermarket and bought supplies of fruit for breakfast and dinner of chicken and salad. The fruit is wonderful ...

Sex, Drugs and Salsa, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Sex, Drugs and Salsa

A travel blog entry by brizi

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Medellin...home of the greatest drug lord, Pablo Escobar, is not a place I wish to visit again. Although it has the appeal of eternal springtime, gorgeous shopping malls, and pumping nightlife...It didn´t resound in my soul. Perhaps it is better suited ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by greghendo

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May 13, 2011, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

May 13, 2011

A travel blog entry by ninaandsteve

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Medellín by … et must see … or no, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellín by … et must see … or no

A travel blog entry by hellejakob

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Feliz Navidad, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Navidad

A travel blog entry by jl_bigtrip

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Ho ho ho it's Christmas time and we have been advised that that best place to spend Christmas in Colombia is the city of Medellin. Set in a valley, Medellin is famous for her Christmas lights that run along the river that cuts through the valley floor. As ...

col, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

col

A travel blog entry by nataliav

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Proud to be Paisa, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Proud to be Paisa

A travel blog entry by marshaonthemove

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Just months ago the city Medellin, Colombia was voted the most innovative city in the world by Wall Street Journal. This mobile city has a brand-spankin new metro system, a modern facade to both its infrastructure and its people, and a superb location. ...

Espionnage industriel muséal., Medellín, Colombie travel blog

Espionnage industriel muséal.

A travel blog entry by 2bigbirds

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Aujourd'hui, j'ai eu beaucoup trop de plaisir au musée! Amis, Voyageurs immobiles! Ce billet sera la minute muséologie du voyage! Parque Explora est un énorme complexe muséal regroupant les sciences naturelles, sciences ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by izzie

Medellin ...

Wk14 Medellin and the best hostel in the world, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Wk14 Medellin and the best hostel in the world

A travel blog entry by delyths

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USA soccer fans, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

USA soccer fans

A travel blog entry by globalhounds

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Global Hounds went to their favorite watering hole to drinks, food, and people watch.  Our favorite waitress took care of us with free drinks and appetizers.  Everyone was excited when the US had the lead going into extra time, ...

Apr 19, 2006, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Apr 19, 2006

A travel blog entry by gatorlaw

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Modern Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Modern Medellin

A travel blog entry by flicky123

... cartel tried to put a tax on the Cali cartel (who ran the other 20% of the drugs business in Colombia), rich locals in Medellin created a group with the purpose of bringing down the cartel, after the murder of a presidential candidate the government ...

Latin Lingo, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Latin Lingo

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... and usually away from civilization, no longer with the cast iron control they once held over Colombia's towns, cities and highways. This is most evident in Medellin, once totally out of bounds but now a thriving, prosperous and happening city. There's a ...

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