Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I could live here in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

I could live here in Medellin

A travel blog entry by torihamilton

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... spill out across downtown Medellin. It makes me proud to be among some of the backpackers to experience what a wonderful place Colombia, and especially Medellin, can be and to be able to pass on how amazing this place is to people who are still worried ...

A really bad day on the road!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

A really bad day on the road!

A travel blog entry by pearcy

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... a puncture and my mates don´t stop or come back for me and I don´t have an address. It´s dark in a rough looking part of Medellin city but I set to repairing. I pull the bike onto the pavement and find something to chock it up (the bike has no stand ...

Sep 20, 2013, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Sep 20, 2013

A travel blog entry by bombenschorsch

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Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

Saw the sights - got off metro at San Antonio and walked through Parque Berrio to plaza Bolivar and cathedral. Great botanical gardens at Universidad for lunch and then over to shoes off park. Dinner with Freek and big Saturday night out with Irish ...

Medellin, city of eternal spring, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, city of eternal spring

A travel blog entry by traliela

... van Pablo Escobar, de grootste drugsbaron van deze tijd, en op onze eerste ontdekkingstocht door de tweede grootste stad van Colombia vonden we daar meteen bewijs van. Een gratis museum toegewijd aan de vermisten en vermoorden van deze stad, met als ...

Couch Surfing in a museum, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Couch Surfing in a museum

A travel blog entry by kodatravels

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... day in Medellin was spend first with Mr. Horalio, followed by an hour of walking around the renowned neighborhood in Medellin for getting lost - Laureles. As I was told, this neighborhood was super tricky, and even with a local by the name of ...

Feliz Navidad!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Navidad!

A travel blog entry by vivianlam

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I woke up around 11 am this morning to another wonderful breakfast! I had an arepa with cheese, an over-easy egg, 2 bounellos and of course, fresh Colombian coffee. :) After breakfast, Hernan helped me with creating the “snowman poop” bags ...

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