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... ready...and it was delicious! After that we headed down to the beach where the boys had set up a massive fire which they lit using a plastic bottle that was washed up on the beach (it was the way they did it over here and was pretty effective) and we all got stuck into the beers and just hung out around the fire. Ken, an older bloke who was friends with Tyler had bought some big lanterns with him that you light a small kerosene soaked ball of cotton underneath and it ...
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- On my last vacations I went to Catagena with my son. We arrived there in a hot day.
- On the first day we went to Rosario islands we had never been there so it was amazing the scenery was beautifull and I didn't feel stress at all.
... streets and homes with roofs and some cars, to no roofs, sometimes, roofs and no real streets. We were informed that Taxis do not travel to this area, and if we tried to climb the steps we would most likely be killed. It is the same everywhere when it comes to the slums, no entry unless you live there. We looked at a few museums, and all the Botero statues. Botero made many bronze statues of large people. It is his trademark. They are kind of fun. I bought some old Colombian ...
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 ...
... vendor was posted up at a park in Medellin, his entire life changed. According to eyewitnesses, a man walked up to the vendor and placed a black bag near his stand. A few minutes later, police arrived and found cocaine, marijuana, and a grenade inside of the bag. They immediately arrested the vendor and sent him to jail.
As it turns out, police get a bonus for each type of drug or weapon that they find. The judge who saw the case was ...
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