Travel Blogs from Medellin, Colombia

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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 ...

Medellin- just not that dangerous anymore, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Medellin- just not that dangerous anymore

A travel blog entry by cannonballs

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... ’s beak and hedge trimmers, tortoise and a helmet, a puffer fish and a life jacket…) We were pretty sure Medellin purposely made the Jardin Botanica free to celebrate the United States’ Fourth of July. This included a "Fruit and Flower" ...

Santa Fe de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Santa Fe de Antioquia

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... I should have it down! As the moon rose and the stars came out (finally I could see more than the usually two in Medellin) I laid out and appreciated my surroundings. This is going to be an amazing four months. Just then a Red Hot Chillies Pepper song ...

Oct 12, 2010, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Oct 12, 2010

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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Oct 13, 2010, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Oct 13, 2010

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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Mami's Birthday!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Mami's Birthday!!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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I zombie walked to the front door at four in the morning to let Mami and Papi back into the house. They had been celebrating Mami's birthday and thought it unnecessary to bring keys with them.   It was only three hours later when the man ...

Guatape y La Piedra, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Guatape y La Piedra

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... I realized then that it was probably better that Tati didn't come or else we would have had to squeeze like sardines. Driving in Colombia is like one of the craziest rides in an amusement park. The only thing people slow down for are the ...

Medellin, Mikaela, Milena and ..... Dave, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin, Mikaela, Milena and ..... Dave

A travel blog entry by doireann_brian

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... so he used us as an excuse to go out and see the changes in his city.  He, like Dave, is very proud of Medellin and believes that great things are going to happen here in the next five to ten years.  His enthusiasm was infectious.  He took ...

Slave to the peanut butter., Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Slave to the peanut butter.

A travel blog entry by jinbetravelin

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... groovy. It is pretty amazing what they have done for the neighborhoods it services.  They go over the 'rougher' parts of Medellin, but because they do they give the poorer neighborhoods a cheap connection to the city so that people can get to work. ...

Trique Trique Halloween!!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Trique Trique Halloween!!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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The Halloween Celebration started early last week and will continue until this weekend, however, yesterday was the day for youngsters to fill their bags full of treats. When I returned from school with a raging headache I was given two options; eat now ...

The Spanglish-isation of Names, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The Spanglish-isation of Names

A travel blog entry by ness010

A really, really short anecdote about the kids in my classes: Over the space of a week I have the opportunity to take maybe 35 to 50 different kids for English classes, and maybe because this is the most Colombians I meet over a relatively short time ...

Hard Rock Cafe, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Hard Rock Cafe

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... able to contribute. Kris is so sweet, and by the end of the evening I had earned another "sister". It is had been experiences like these that make this immersion so beneficial and memorable. I think I am falling in love with Medellin and ...

Man Made Lakes of Guatapè, Medellìn, Colombia travel blog

Man Made Lakes of Guatapè

A travel blog entry by allisonakemi

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3 hours east of Medellín there is a gorgeous man-made lake community, Guatapé.  Once home to Pablo Escobar, this gorgeous town was once a dangerous place for locals and tourists alike.  Guatapé is now safe and has become a vacation ...

So it begins..., Medellín, Colombia travel blog

So it begins...

A travel blog entry by chrisloeffler

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... emotional nicht immer einfachen Tagen des Abschieds, bestieg ich am 18.08. den Flieger von Muenchen ueber Frankfurt und Bogota nach Medellin. Mein Plan war es, mich zu aklimatisieren und im Idealfall mein Spanisch, welches ich mir in den Wochen vorher mit ...

Danny & Astrid Arrive!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Danny & Astrid Arrive!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... a pro, but after all that practice I am definitely one step closer.  One of the differences I have notice with dancing in Colombia versus in the dancing in the States is the few seconds following the end of the song. Since I don't have the ...

Day 7? - First day of school! Yay!, Medellín, Colombia travel blog

Day 7? - First day of school! Yay!

A travel blog entry by jinbetravelin

Day 7: Be speakin mad Spanish yo.. So I had my first Spanish class today! My professor looks like a surfer.  Lili, me gusta.  lol We spoke in Spanish for almost the whole class, which was great. The teacher is really good at thinking of other ...

The 1990s murder capital of the world is..Medillin, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

The 1990s murder capital of the world is..Medillin

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... caught another taxi to the next town ($4) and started to look for buses. The Caribbean was calling us so after a quick look at a map Medellin looked a more direct route. Within 5 minutes we were on a bus to Medellin, Sadly we would have to be on it for 21 ...

Medellin - Stadt, die mich nicht überzeugt hat, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - Stadt, die mich nicht überzeugt hat

A travel blog entry by patricia.eifler

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Bevor es am Donnerstag per Flieger weiter nach Medellin ging, haben Gaby und ich noch die letzten zwei gemeinsamen Tage in Cartagena verbracht und es genossen. Danke Gaby, bzw. Jo für das Upgrade in ein 5 Sterne Hotel. Der Freund von Gaby war nämlich so ...

Medellin - The Sequel... The Boys are Back in Town, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - The Sequel... The Boys are Back in Town

A travel blog entry by ownio

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... Guatape, or El Penol, or the waterpark.  However, we decided to focus instead on enjoying the nightlife side of Medellin! There was a nightclub on the outskirts of the city, Babilon, that came heavily recommended by some friends back home.  ...

MY MOMENT WITH THE COLOMBIAN SINGER, JUANES, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

MY MOMENT WITH THE COLOMBIAN SINGER, JUANES

A travel blog entry by change_of_pace

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... by the arm and my friend, Patty from work took the picture. JUANES was really nice and very humble. He is originally from Medellin and actually grew up a few blocks from where my grandmother lived and where we spent our summers. He was in town (after ...

El primer dia!, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

El primer dia!

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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... As of right now we made sure to get home before dark and mama and I are sitting  in the living room. She is reading the Colombia Travel book and I am so glad she is here. I can't even begin to think about what this adventure will hold, that this is ...

Medellin - where Pablo Escobar once ruled, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Medellin - where Pablo Escobar once ruled

A travel blog entry by yfjell

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... Santo Domingo. Built in 2004 I believe. Rob, Nathan, Carolyn and I walked around to see what working class people (poor) in Colombia live like. People are happy that the access to the rest of the city has been improved by the Metrocable and also that the ...

Dia De Las Velitas, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Dia De Las Velitas

A travel blog entry by leala.colombia

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"Que trafico!" If only Papi hadn't insisted on waiting for the soccer game to end. The standard twenty minutes to get to Grandma's took close to two hours last night- one hour and fifty minutes to be exact. Since December 7th officially marks the ...

Pablo Escobar, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Pablo Escobar

A travel blog entry by senderjung

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... eine der gefährlichsten Städte der Welt. Es herrschte Krieg zwischen den Kartellen um Pablo Esobar aus Medellin, dem Cali-Kartell, den kolumbianischen und amerikanischen Behörden. Die USA bekämpfte Pablo Escobar weil die Amerikaner nacheinander alle ...

Delftsblauwe klompjes, Medellin, Colombia travel blog

Delftsblauwe klompjes

A travel blog entry by wgielen

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... een metrostation om samen naar Guatapé te gaan. Liever had ik wat later afgesproken maar de plaatselijke voetbalclub Club de National Medellin zou die avond voetballen en zowat iedereen van het hostal zou daarheen gaan. Om 12.00 uur trof ik Lina ...

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