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Travel Blogs from Medellin
... Cup games and party there at night and then have the luxury to head home to our wicked boring and quiet hostel, where the owner actually thought she was our 'mom'! As much as we didn't like staying at that particular hostel, we ended up there for over a week! The atmosphere in Medellin was electric for Colombia's first game of the World Cup! The streets filled with yellow jerseys, both old and young salsa dancing on the streets and in the bars! The Colombians ...
... had to find cover in the local library until it finished. As the weather was not great we only had a quick look around before heading back to the hotel to chill our before going out for dinner. We only went around the corner for dinner, to a typical Colombian restaurant. I ordered the Local Medellin speciality which was a chicken soup, went it arrived it was more like a stew. Delicious though. An early night as we were being picked up at 5.30 am for the flight to ...
... years ago during a public gathering, expresses perfectly where Medellin used to be. A new and shiny one right next to it shows the new way the city is going with great success.
Apart from the impressive city development, Medellin is famous for its extremely friendly inhabitants. Talking to random people on the metro was something that happened to me permanently. As well it is known for its beautiful people and as Colombia´s plastic surgery ...
... driver floored it across the bridge and slammed the brakes on when we got close to another vehicle - he was crazy even by the standards of other drivers! We explored the town, ate local cuisine, drank Colombian beer, and returned to the hostel to spend the night chatting to the other residents.
The last day that we had in Medellin, we finally had the chance to do the free walking tour. We had heard that this was one of the best free walking tours (in ...
... a state of war with the cartels fighting each other, an anti-Escobar group fighting them and then the government including FBI and DEA also getting involved. Between 1989 and 1991, people feared to go into the streets of Medellin as car bombs, animal bombs, mail bombs and every kind of bomb imaginable plagued the city as a result of the drug trade. The murder rate was unfathomably high and the city earned the title of the most dangerous city in the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center