Affinity Aparta Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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The story continues, albeit a little late!
It was hard to leave the comforts of such a beautiful hotel, in Medellin, however the thrill of continuing on this amazing journey was enough to spring us into action at the all too familiar wake up time of 4:30am! After breakfast, we were met, once again by the 'Sisclo' cycle guides, to guide us out of the city, this time in the early morning traffic, a very different ride, to that on ...
... a kind gesture. Brought a big smile to Erwin's face.
So eventually the convoy got on it's way - we had three local cyclists acting as guides and marshals for us - worked really well. At one point arrived at a taped off intersection with police manning it, just in time to see a peloton of cyclists come zooming down the hill at huge speeds - so fast didn't have time to get my camera out in time. In cities all over Colombia it is custom on a ...
... often the part that most people find more intriguing. One of the myths I had thought true was proved false, I had heard that by some in Medellin that Pablo Escobar was considered a kind of Robin Hood and therefore he had a lot of supporters. This is untrue and in fact I have spoken to other Paisas (people from Medellin) and the only reason Pablo built schools and helped poor families is if they voted for the politicians he wanted in power. If not communities suffered his wrath too. ...
... an appointment AND while he was there over a hundred people he felt had wronged him were brought to 'meet' with him there so he could execute them and bury them in the 'prison grounds'. His 'prison' incidentally is now a monastery and is very definitely not accessible to tourists. His demise began when he decided to run in the political arena thus opening him to international financial scrutiny which wouldn't have happened had he not done this. Mugging Sadly the night ...
... our rain gear was back at the hostel trying to be de-bugged and whatever I had for lunch was not agreeing with my stomach! So we found an exito (Colombia's grocery store chain) and bought some groceries and a bottle of wine to take back to the hostel to cook. We also needed to make some serious decisions about where we were going next. Mark cooked (he made an amazing frittata with tons of veggies) and I spent a couple hours looking up flights and transfers and pricing ...