Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by lauren.guite

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... We took it for a couple of stops before deciding to get off near the botanical gardens, aquarium, and the metrocable line. Medellin has a super modern and clean metro system that also includes metrocable lines for those residents who live in the hills ...

The drugs have gone, an inspirational city remains, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The drugs have gone, an inspirational city remains

A travel blog entry by coletteandkam

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... itself from the brink of self destruction was enough to bring anyone to tears of hope and give both me and Kam goosebumps! We left Medellin to undergo another incredibly long day of travelling to begin a voluntary project in South Colombia.    ...

Moutain climbing here I go!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Moutain climbing here I go!

A travel blog entry by vivianlam

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Didn't realize how tired I actually was... ended up waking up around 11 am and after a quick shower and breakfast, Tatiana took me over to the plaza where I got my Comcel SIM card.  It was really interesting as each SIM card comes with it's own ...

Medellin...out of this world, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin...out of this world

A travel blog entry by traveljon

After the worlds worse bus ride (#2) we finally got into Medellin at 9 a.m. in the morning.  Both took power naps and got up ready to explore about 1 oclock.  We chose the highly recommended Pitstop Hostel.  Nothing but backpackers.  ...

Making our way through Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Making our way through Medellin

A travel blog entry by jadeclark

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... hostel (no, that's not a typo!) but the boys came back from the game wearing green get-ups and apparently now loyal fans of Medellin's home team Nacional... who just happened to have won the game by the way ;) Monday we did a Pablo Escobar tour in a van ...

Great Hotel, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Great Hotel

A travel blog entry by caritovibu11

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I was traveling all sunday by bus, but on monday, when we arrived to Cartagena, we stayed at Decameron Hotel, a wonderful Hotel. ...

Eyes wide open!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Eyes wide open!!

A travel blog entry by tanja_sean

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... was recommended to us and through Sean’s remarkable negotiating skills we managed to save $6 on our bus ticket to Medellin. You mention Colombia to anyone who hasn’t been there and they immediately gasp and then quickly tell you about a ...

MEDELLIN PART III, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

MEDELLIN PART III

A travel blog entry by ccajoleas

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... to enjoy it though. Ha ha! (I am now flying over Miami) The Chile fans were having a great time as their team rolled over Colombia 4-2. The game was pretty good for a while but Chile was just too much for them. One highlight was the Aguila girls. 4 hot ...

Too busy to write!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Too busy to write!

A travel blog entry by drpaultravel

... the surrounding coffee farms). From Manizales, I made my way around landslides and roads under repairs--to Colombia's most-beautiful city, Medellin! Easy to stay here for extended stays, Medellin offers a great mix of wonderful weather, a friendly ...

Getting Messy in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Getting Messy in Medellin

A travel blog entry by thequickes

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... thought that we'd left the rain behind in Bogota, but oh no.  Great first day using the first class transport system of Medellin which incidentally knocks the Bogota bus system into a cocked hat.  A ticket for less than Ł1 took us out north of ...

Another country by Bus, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Another country by Bus

A travel blog entry by duque99

... derrotado, por cosas que tal vez no sean tan importantes, pero a la vez hay unas por otras. Nuestro primer tramo seria Medellin-Cali nueve horas y media en bus de La Empresa Arauca.En cali tomamos otro bus hasta Pasto y despues nuestro ultimo tramo para ...

Extremities, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Extremities

A travel blog entry by v1213

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... at the hotel started off our first full day in Medellin, before we walked down to one of the metro stations. Medellin is home to the only metro system in Colombia, built as part of the theme of better quality of life and social inclusion that is so big in ...

Medellin - Capital de la Eterna Primavera, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Capital de la Eterna Primavera

A travel blog entry by frediundmoritz

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Nach einer sehr kurvigen Busfahrt von 5 Stunden sind wir in Medellin angekommen. Pablo Escobar und das Medellin Kartell gibt es hier schon lange nicht mehr und die Stadt gilt mittlerweile als eine der sichersten von ganz Südamerika. Sie wird auch "Stadt ...

New Years Celebration, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

New Years Celebration

A travel blog entry by pirates

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... the typical colonial architecture. Then we celebrated the New Years by dancing, lighting fireworks and drinking lots of Aguardiente. On January 1st, with a bad hangover we returned to Medellin. Nest destination was Cartagena and then Santa ...

Medellin, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by kkp

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From the tranquility of Salento, back into the bustling Metropolis of the Colombian cities .. Medellin. Ask people what they thought of Medellin, and most will say that they loved it. Ask them why, and they will struggle to answer. Perhaps it is the ...

Is a paradise?, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Is a paradise?

A travel blog entry by jmonto14

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when I heard the name of the place where we go on vacations dude until that place existed on the map, and it was not cute Santa Marta, or heroic Cartagena or exotic island of San Andres.  I left with a lot discretion without telling my ...

Big is beautiful, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Big is beautiful

A travel blog entry by pbarratt

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... plenty to go and see while we were there, for starters we headed to a plaza full of fatties. Fernando Botero, an artist from Medellin, became world famous for his love of the chub, specialising in portraits and sculptures of the larger form. A few of the ...

Fresh, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Fresh

A travel blog entry by curious1

... was all fish and corals found in Colombia. Some of them are HUGE!! I didn't realize the extent of the reef around Colombia. My favourite section was probably the mind section. The body activities were cool too. And, they had a snake and frog section, ...

Feria de las flores - Medellin-, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feria de las flores - Medellin-

A travel blog entry by sunnyjuly

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The feria de las flores in Medellin, colombia is very safe, there not violent like a lot people think, as long u keep u self in the city, dont go the south o jungle is a different story...People are very friendly and the lady uhh the ladies beautiful, ...

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 ...

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