Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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2.5 million, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

2.5 million

A travel blog entry by riege

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Yes, that is the number of inhabitants Medellin has. It is a huge, modern city with lots of highrise buildings and a metro. What did I do?: Botanical Garden with beautiful orchids and butterfly house City center with some lovely new buildings, some from ...

In Medellin- catching up on an Ecuadorian trip!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

In Medellin- catching up on an Ecuadorian trip!

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

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I love, love, love this hostal here in Medellin and have decided to stay at least another day because of it!  :) This place is so tranquilo and I am enjoying simply "chilling out" and doing a bunch of nothing.  I was hoping to be inspired to ...

Sunday, Funday! With a splash of Karoke, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Sunday, Funday! With a splash of Karoke

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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Having gone to bed so late the night before Tati and I both got up around ten thirty. It was nice out and since we knew the rain would be coming in a few hours we decided to take advantage of the clear weather. I quickly put on my shorts and running ...

Sculptures & shopping, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Sculptures & shopping

A travel blog entry by holident

... out against all the other red-brick buildings, and the only one architectually notable. Into the park we saw 23 sculptures by, the Medellin-born contemporary artist, Fernando Botero. I am not usually a major fan of art but I loved his 'rotund characters', ...

Feliz Navidad!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Navidad!!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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The 24th is the big day to celebrate Christmas in most Latin American cultures, and Colombia is no exception. After our ice cream outing for Isabella's birthday we all slept/lounged around for the majority of the morning. I was expecting to go to ...

Medellín:My new home for 21/2 months, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellín:My new home for 21/2 months

A travel blog entry by liamok

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... ; No matter what he meant to the people of Colombia there is no doubt that he tainted the international view of Colombia and in particular Medellín. Medellín nowadays is trying to emerge from this shadow although drug related crime and killings is still ...

acordarse a Michael Pare, Envigado, Colombia travel blog

acordarse a Michael Pare

A travel blog entry by cariverga

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Медельин – чудесный город для ...

how on earth can we explain this one?...Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

how on earth can we explain this one?...Medellin

A travel blog entry by jev

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... have "good energy", we decided to go for it.  We´d already heard that the people of Medellin are the friendliest and most welcoming of all Colombia and had heard other stories about families welcoming people in....this was soon proved true ...

Happy in Medellin, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Happy in Medellin

A travel blog entry by sainty1

Everything in Colombia seems to be 6-12 hours away if not more. We took another huge bus ride to Medellin arriving at 4.30am. With no accommodation booked we took a risk on the Sunshine hostel and we were ushered into a cramped stinky room with 4 other ...

10 Days In- A Travelers Monologue, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

10 Days In- A Travelers Monologue

A travel blog entry by mhutto

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... I will be happy to comply. Of course, this is my projected itinerary. Who knows, come June, I may still be in Colombia..... Michael "They've all gone to look for America" Paul Simon Here are some more pics. Unloading memory cards in an ...

Silicone Valley, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Silicone Valley

A travel blog entry by epicult

... happen to you. If you've got half a brain, your chances of being mugged/robbed will diminish drastically. This area of Medellin contains the city's Zona Rosa, similar to Toronto's Entertainment District, only it's much better, cheaper and nicer here. ...

prepararse para nada, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

prepararse para nada

A travel blog entry by cariverga

Я настоятельно рекомендую не ...

Stop and Go, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Stop and Go

A travel blog entry by cweigand

No time here. Heading for Santa ...

Crepes & Waffles, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Crepes & Waffles

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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... late checkout time of 5pm, but did leave once to get some food.  We walked over to Santa Fe, the newest mall in Medellin allegedly funded by drug money, and ate at a chain restaurant called Crepes & Waffles for lunch. Delicious. We ended the day ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by kaz_and_tim

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... which houses pre-Hispanic, and colonial art collections and most notably the collection of Fernando Botero's works. Botero is Colombia's most famous artist and is still very much alive and produces modern paintings and sculptures at a phenomenal rate. ...

Feliz Cumpleanos! 18!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Feliz Cumpleanos! 18!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... escorted me to class. Today's class was only Taher and I, because Bailing had to teach his own chinese class at the University of Medellin. There was a lot of laughter in class today and joking, the mood was jovial and I was so happy to be in such the ...

My meeting with a former Paramilitary, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

My meeting with a former Paramilitary

A travel blog entry by benhockman

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... of, or precisely where he worked :-).  But I can tell you that he was a reconnaisance motorbike driver for one of Colombia's largest paramilitary gangs for 1.5 years, until around 1 year ago when he and his family fled. He tells me the gang "moved ...

Medellin - Party Town, but Where's the Party??, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Party Town, but Where's the Party??

A travel blog entry by ownio

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... to take out kidnappers (Escobar’s modus operandi).  How hypocritically hilarious. We also found out some interesting bits about Colombia and Medellin; such as that the “war on drugs” is just a show and the whole drugs industry is ...

Just the Little Things in Everyday Life, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Just the Little Things in Everyday Life

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... felt a connection with this statement as it is very applicable to my life right now. I have not had to many preconceptions about Colombia because I came into the experience not having an idea about where I was about to go, and I must say it has worked ...

Cartagena and a big city!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Cartagena and a big city!

A travel blog entry by thomasglover

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... shouting at him. We had a walk around of the city near the bar, which is quite a swanky area. Medellin is known to have the best looking girls in Colombia, but its also the plastic surgery capital of the world. We can vouch that both are definitely true. ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... the water park plans and instead opt to travel up one of the two cable cars that are part of the Medellin´s metro system. Medellin has a modern metro system that runs through the town.  There is one main train line that runs through the city but ...

Medellin...like a drug addiction, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin...like a drug addiction

A travel blog entry by benature

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...  to recover a normal heart rate and stop sweating.  Certainly the best salsa of my life!  A perfect send off party from Medellin. Next stops...Manizales with Parque Los Nevados, Salento with Cocora Valley, and my current paradero ...

Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin

A travel blog entry by nick__chadwick

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... daytrip to Minca. Flew to Medellin from Santa Marta this morning, fun 1hr 10m flight in a small plane. Having arrived in Medellin, already making plans to leave, not really feeling like spending time in a big city so going to ...

The weekend and Medellin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The weekend and Medellin

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

... right now which is the city my parents are from and where I spent my childhood summers. Prior to arriving in Medellin yesterday, I spent the weekend beginning to explore my neighborhood. The neighborhood is great! It's peaceful and quiet with a pretty ...

Day 8 - Thunder put me on my ass., Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Day 8 - Thunder put me on my ass.

A travel blog entry by jinbetravelin

... .  It starts to thunder and I begin to see lightning.  Great, love that too.  Munching away happy as a Korean in Colombia and then the loudest thunder clap I've ever heard put me on my ass.  Literally.  Part of my dinner flew and ...

party town... but all too late, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

party town... but all too late

A travel blog entry by aaronvdb

staying in bogota for an extended period was cool, but it means that i have to bang thru the end of the colombia leg of this trip. i only had 60 days in my passport, and when i arrived in medellín it was day 52... and there´s still a lot to see and do. ...

German Birthday Party!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

German Birthday Party!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... home and the metro is a popular mode of transportation. We attracted quite a bit of attention as Ken is obviously not Colombia- standing 6'3'' tall, dressed in trendy European attire, and speaking English in his German accent. (Camilo didn't tell us until ...

Plastic as far as the eye can see, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Plastic as far as the eye can see

A travel blog entry by jled

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... post that we figured we'd better get on it. Or rather Josh figures I'd better get on it, as he's "almost done" his book. Medellin is a lovely, relaxing, beautiful city with nice people, good food, and lots to see and do. We started our week here with an ...

Beautiful Colombian Day, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Beautiful Colombian Day

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... Her passion for the subject was obvious and kept the students listening. She discussed the violent past of the country and conflicts Colombia has gone through. I was only able to catch bits and pieces since she was talking faster than I knew possible and ...

My Half-Broken Motorcycle Diaries, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

My Half-Broken Motorcycle Diaries

A travel blog entry by benhockman

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... don’t need an £8k a night room - they need mattresses and running water, and herein lies one of Colombia’s problems....If the government does not help families like Guillermo's, paramilitaries or guerrilla groups will, for their own selfish ...

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