Hotel Casa Victoria
Travel Blogs from Medellin
... that life itself is something to be celebrated. Anything on top of that is a bonus and even the small things count - a Colombian cyclist won a single stage of the Tour d' France once and he is written into history books; a national football team squad became legends when they scored only one goal against the odds in a losing match. Even having tourists in their country is something to celebrate because they feel it is a sign that their ...
... cafes in the park near our hostel. We also spent most evenings drinking and swapping stories/tips with our fellow hostel mates at Casa Kiwi which had a bar with cheap as chips cervezas, and to my great pleasure, sauvignon blanc. Met some really interesting characters in this city and wished we had more time, but, had a flight out to Santa Marta on Wednesday to meet up with some booeys (plus one chica) from NZ - Columbia WATCH ...
... the best walking tour we had been on. The guide was really passionate and a great story teller (it did help that the city had a fairly interesting story behind it). The tour went for 4-hours so we were fairly drained after it finished. That night we went and checked out the zona-rosa (party zone). Didn't have a big night as we were leaving the next day and it was drizzling.
Really enjoyed Medellin. Well worth a visit.
... upon a time. This was evident through the implementation of light fixtures in the main square, Bottero’s donation of statues, the interactive and innovative libraries in the slums and many other clever initiatives evident throughout the city. Pablo called this democratic and educational architecture which is a really good way to think of it, opening up the opportunity for knowledge and education to the areas of the city that need it the most.
We walked ...
... Escobar tour and got to meet Pablo's brother Roberto while checking out all the historically significant sites surrounding the drug lord's reign of the city. We hadn't really been getting into the Christmas spirit yet and hadn't even heard one Christmas carol so we were quite overwhelmed by Medellin's $7 million Christmas light display which spanned literally kilometres along both sides of the river which divides the city. Words cannot describe ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility