Dann Carlton Medellin Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDann Carlton Medellin Hotel
The Dann Carlton surpassed all expectations. From the moment you enter the lobby, it's old world service. Comfortable, good size rooms, great breakfast and a very helpful bilingual staff.
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Medellin is amazing. What was once the murder capital of the world is now a sophisticated, first world city with amazing dining, nightlife and culture.
Avoiding Medellin because of drug cartels and Pablo Escobar would be like avoiding Germany because of nazis. It's all history and Americans need to update their mindset when it comes to …
... space so we decided to change and head out to Parque Lleras to meet Sam, his mate, Connie, Rosa, Polita, and others from their hostel. The Parque, actually containing some trees and small grass areas is in the middle of a square of clubs, bars, restaurants, take-aways and shops. We bought a bottle of rum, coca-cola, and beers from a small shop to the left of the bar, sat amongst the 100s of people on benches, steps and paths in the park to drink and listened to music played by ...
... go into church and confess they were going to do something 'bad' and ask for the Virgin Mary's blessing/forgiveness. If the prostitutes and/or porn remained outside then the Virgin Mary obviously didn't object to their transgression.
A similar train of thought was used by assassins especially during La Violencia, the most violent and troubled period of Colombia's history. To absolve themselves of sin, men would ask for The Virgin ...
... community spirit, everyone looks out for each other. There are lots of Govt programmes for children, after school clubs, football coaching, a library with access to computers and internet and loads more. Next we caught the Metro to the downtown area to Plaza Botero, here there are 23 bronze statues that the Colombian Artist donated to the city to be displayed in the square. There are many hawkers and dodgy looking people and prostitutes in this area, but it never ...
... events). Instead Botero provided a new sculpture to sit along side it to demonstrate Medellin's attempts to rebuild.
Facts of the day:
Colombia has the largest wild population of hippos outside of Africa...this is the result of Escobar importing 3 Hippos which have now multiplied to 30-50 depending on the source!!
Pablo Escobar was only 5ft 4.
I am now in the Caribbean coast, more on that to follow next time.