Art Hotel Medellin
Travel Blogs from Medellin
Again, much like Bogota, Medellin has a historical precedent to live down. Pablo Escobar shaped the city throughout the 70s and 80s in both positive (building hospitals, football fields, etc) and negative (coke and the violence it takes to stay on top).
Today, the city has a youthful, creative energy to it. It's footprint compliments the …
... Kiwi owned again) and checked in. We had to wait a short while until our room was ready but there was free coffee so all good.
After a quick shower we headed out towards Zona Rosa for lunch. Zona Rosa is one of the popular areas in Medellin for restaurants and bars. We had nice pizza in Il Forno and then an affogatto in the Juan Valdez coffee shop.
Back at the hostel, we got talking to some other guests and ended up drinking until midnight.
... posters. It didn't take much (any) convincing to get Mario to pose beside one of the posters we continued to pass on the way to the train. We catch the train and the teleferico out to Parque Arvi. The teleferico was incredible. It seemed to go on and on over the hills of Medellin before reaching the park. It was a brilliant way to see over the city. We arrived in Parque Arvi just prior to a 3 hour walking tour was due to commence. Perfect timing! ...
When we boarded the plane we were greeted by a nice surprise. Four Chilean girls from the yoga farm who were also flying to Medellin. So we caught the bus from the airport to el poblado, the richest area in Medellin. Also with lots of hostals. It was dark when we arrived and way too hard to find accommodation for 6 people so we had to say our goodbyes as we found seperate ...
Finally I had the welcome to Medellin I was hoping for. I arrived to a posse of Colombians hollering, cheering and shouting for their returning loved ones. When I was passing passport controls I thought there was a football match on the TV’s and that was the explanation for the loud cheering. As I came through I had to push a path through the crowds to get there, they did a little cheer anyway and finally I felt famous for a ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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- Free parking