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Travel Blogs from Medellin
... intervention in a shooting they were going to carry out - if the target was innocent and didn't deserve to die then the higher power would divert the bullet saving the life of the target. Hard to comprehend but true.
The information given on the tour wasn't all doom and gloom, it also gave an understanding as to why the Colombian people are so friendly and will celebrate with gusto whenever possible. Their past has been marred by so ...
... our guide was great. Highly recommend to anyone who is going to Medellin! Saw some great shopping, artwork, historical sites, churches and just general plazas, this was a really good way to get to know the city outside of the typical 'hostel' area. Medellin on the whole is an extremely beautiful clean and modern city with loads to do so we spent a bit of time walking around the Poblado and trying different restaurants ...
... headed to the botanical gardens which were kind of average. There was a butterfly sanctuary there that was quite cool. After that we headed up the cable car (one of the two cable cars built to provide cheaper public transport to the slum barrios). This was really choice. At the top there was a market. We stuck around for some empanadas and fruit desserts.
The following day we went on the free walking tour. This was ...
... in an attempt to boost the appeal of the downtown area, donated statues to the public space and also to the museum. Definitely a unique style of art, and a welcome addition to the centre of the city.
Pablo spoke to us about the paisa’s great positive attitudes and the way they have begun to turn negative spaces into positive spaces. As he was 26 years old, he could relate many of his childhood stories to the areas of the city and how they were simply no-go ...
... of the trip from Cartagena to Medellin. We immediately loved Medellin and found it very hard to imagine that not all that long ago it was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, although some parts definitely still feel quite dodgy. We did a huge walking tour and checked out all the major sites. The historical centre wasn't quite so good as some we have seen, however the Zona Rosa area where we were staying was brilliant. Jim did ...
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