Dann Carlton Medellin Hotel
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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 …
... the next day to head to Guatapé. Seven of us so two taxis to bus station and local bus to Guatapé, which was a little concerned Hayley and I were going to miss after took about 15mins to make our smoothies but South American timing came to our rescue as bus didn't leave directly on time. After 90mins dropped at entrance to the Peñon de Guatapé, walked the km or so up to the big imposing rock that stood out over all the area. Climbed the 659 ...
... belts! Everyone I talked to said that if they went to Colombia, they would want to see Medellin. None could provide me a real clear reason why. And, now I am saying, 'why'. We traipsed all over this city and it is dirty, full of trash, homeless, and smog. Sure, it is set in a beautiful valley between two mountain ranges, but distance viewing is a problem due to the smog. Many people with respiratory problems in this city. The first thing we noticed in Medellin is that the ...
... Two ladies held a huge homemade banner “Welcome home” with a red, blue and yellow Colombian Flag painted onto it. I also had my own little plaque with my name on it “Charlotte J”, for my taxi arranged to take me to my good friend’s apartment.
The temperature was cold for Medellin, just 10 degrees but with that warm balmy air feel. I opened the taxi window to let the breeze wake me up and cool ...
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Haircut. Trial 3:
I have short hair.Medellin, despite what others may say, is the City of Eternal SUMMER, not Spring.My head has been hot, I have been hot. Entonces, I felt like cutting my hair again.I went to El Centro with my lovely roommate Amelia.Our first stop was a Salon. I showed the stylists example pictures and they said, "Nececitan ir al barberia negrita." (Or something close to that...) Basically I was told to take my haircut to ...
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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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