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Travel Blogs from Medellin
... of the city called "Regalo de Dios", in the high hills (slums). Another milestone of Medellin is it's highly sophisticated public transport system--THEY HAVE A METRO! Something we haven't seen since Mexico City. As well as a shiny, efficient metro, they also have a "metrocable" which connects the main city to the slums. To get to Angeles de Medellin, we took two lines on the metro, the metrocable, and then a bus (total time in transit-1 hour!!). The ...
... people have gone through is eye-opening. Colombia definitely has come a long way from it’s past, but there are still areas in Medellin that resemble the past.
Our tour ended around 2:00pm and we were dropped off at the door of our hostel. As this was my last full day in Medellin I wanted to walk to the nearby Park Lleras and see if could find something as a memento of Medellin. I ended up talking with a few local in the park and bought a really nice ...
... in cash. Pictures on the walls of Pablo and his family along with various other artifacts gave us an insight into his childhood and the life of luxury he lived from the billions of dollars he made. After the tour around the house we were invited to join Roberto for a cup of coffee. After Pablo's death Roberto was sentenced to a lengthy spell in prison. It was during this time that he was sent a letter which turned out to be a letter bomb ...
... there were pretty; well-maintained roads and footpaths, playgrounds, proud residents painting the street-side walls of their rusty corrugated-iron roofed houses, piled one on-top of another it seems, willy-nilly. Perched high in the favelas is a building that could be James Bond's arch nemesis' lair. We cross a rickety bridge (which we later discover is not supposed to be accessible to the public) to reach the lair and approach with caution lest ...
... the stupid 'fred - I hate red lights' animation again. In the next break we did some shopping browsing and found a supermarket to stock up our snack supplies and then went back to the movies, thankfully managing to miss the red light animation. It was then almost time for the newest movie! getting exciiiiited! We went to get more water and then waited in the cinema for it to start, but each went to visit the ...
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