Hotel Casa Victoria
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
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... to corruption, and it became so deeply rooted the the distinction between the good and the bad was a proverbial "white" cloud. As the fight against the drug cartels grew so did the violence. People were scared, and they should be. Happiness lingered on a thread, replaced by throngs of fear. As the dirty politicians and Pablos wealth grew, the country's economy did not. Finally enough was enough, people finally took control. The government started ...
... and focused on summarizing the changes and conflicts Colombia has undergone over the last century, but more specifically the turbulent history of Medellin, which has moved from the murder capital of the world and drug capital of Colombia in the 90s to a beautiful and modern city today. We were surprised at how recent some of the attacks between conflicting groups in Medellin have been, and still how shaky the ground is today. You get the impression that Medellin, ...
... throughout the year, ranging between 68 degrees f and 80 f. The wettest months are May and Oct. The flora remind me of northern California , but I am sure it is wetter here. Very nice climate here. Clean air.
We chose to stay in the Poblado district,as recommended by our Lonely Planet Guide. It is an up scale neighborhood filled with tourist hotels, Sports bars, restaurants, and shops. ...
Until I arrived in Colombia I didn't realise how big the country was, note for future travel DO MORE RESEARCH!!! Everywhere here is just so spread out, I already miss the short bus journeys in Central America!! Thirteen hour night bus to Medellin in which I realised the Colombians really need to dial down the air conditioning! This city was once the worlds most murderous however you wouldn't think it today! We walked round looking at various churches, free museums, one of which ...
... special. We stayed in backpacker hostels, travelled a lot on local buses and drank rum out of plastic glasses. It was great to meet so many people from all walks of life and countries, not all of them people we would like to meet again but still was a fun experience to meet them. I am really lucky to be able to have that time with my mum and get on with her so well, thank you Mum for your company, the nice food and occasional comfy hotels. Next up Deborah, Rob, Jack and Ben in July.....bring it ...