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This blog details the last week and a half in Colombia, in citys called Medellin and Cali. Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia and famously known as home to the notorious drug lord and cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar. We were recommended a hostel in Medellin and I must say we are still cursing 'Tom', the guy who recommended it! However we didn't let the hostel put a damper on a thing! If anything it was nice to hang out in the 'crazy' hostels during the day for ...
... Garden. A pretty place that many locals come to have lunch and chill out. We finished the tour and had lunch in this area before a few of us headed up to another good viewpoint of the city at Pueblito Paisa. It was a short cheap taxi ride to this typical style village at the top of a hill. After taking some pictures we then took another taxi to the Botanical Gardens, which was free to get in. As soon as we got thru the gates, the thunder and lightning started, so ...
... Colombia with an own metro system which might even be the cleanest in the world simply because of the pride of the locals in it. The government built a cable car to connect the barrios in the surrounding mountains to the metro and it built massive libraries in poor areas to support the education. Tax incentives for start-ups make Medellin a highly attractive location for Colombia talents. The remaining of a Botero Statue in San Antonio Park, where a bomb ...
... Americas (completed in 1895) which crosses the Rio Cauca. We took a mototaxi (like a tuktuk) here, driven by our sleazy and psycho driver who made sure to honk every woman on the way and shout suggestive comments, while driving like a madman. Once at the bridge, we climbed the steep slope behind it with the aid of a knotted rope to get a better view (something that would never be allowed in Australia unless there were foolproof stairs), and then crossed it. ...
... in the most deprived areas, whereas in the past, politicians used to go there to get votes, promising many things, never to deliver.
One landmark project is the Parque Biblioteca Espana, a striking library built in an area where the Colombia's most infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, used to recruit assassins. Bringing dignity to these spaces creates pride in each citizen's neighborhood and the city itself.
Just being in ...
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