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Colombia is unlike any place I´ve ever travelled to before.
It is impossible to explain, or at least, I think I am unable to do so.
The physical aspects of the country are undeniably amazing and certainly contribute to the fact that this country is, without a doubt, my favourite of all trips.
But a big part of that is also the …
... from different nationalities and, usually, having chosen residencies in multiple countries over the 5 - 20 years of marriage.
Our hosts here at, Casa Los Cerros, a VBRO rental, were French and Colombian by birth. Jean-Luc, is a most wonderful Frenchman, with the debonair accent and personality to match! He not only cleaned the pool and was VERY proud of his ionization purifier, but also ...
... amazing, the afternoon we were there, there was this light fog, which added to whole experience. We spent around an hour and half walking through the terraces, and round the network of paved paths, before returning down the 1200 steps, crossing the forceful river and back to camp, where we celebrated Alex's well planned birthday. sandra had managed to bring some Aguardente, a Colombian liquor which taste like sambuca. I had packed a bag of marshmallows, and sharpened some ...
... br> Another plus about this cute little town is the street dogs are actually patable! On a scale from street to house dog, they are like front step dogs or doormat dogs, which means we can play with them and not get more worms!
Then as night came on we made some more friends and had more beers. Then Jess tricked me into going swimming on the hunt for the illusive bio-luminescence, 'just a little further strommy, ...
... interference. At the height of the cartels power they were shifting $60 million dollars worth of white powder a day with hundreds of traffickers running mainly to the US, but also to the rest of Latin America and Europe. Despite this history, Medellin now has a secure vibe that allows you to wander the main streets of the CBD with freedom, visiting the many museums and art galleries the city has. Also known for its Christmas lights during the festive season, we climb to the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility