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 …
... by the city council to create easy access to the city for those living in the mountains. The cable cars are completely free and an interesting way to spend an atfternoon for tourists. However it is quite sad to see the poverty and especially the filthy little kids running around not knowing any different. We also took a day trip, whilst in Medellin to El Penon de Guatape 'The Rock of Guatape', 2 hours outside of the city! We jumped on a local bus to get there and ...
... my foreign face I slightly stood out and the people became very curious in me. This time it was neither my good looks nor my winning personality but my gringo face that indicated money. After three drug addicts approached me and asked for money, I stopped looking for my hostel and just took a cab.
Welcome to Medellin. After looking at different shared apartments, I picked a room in the beautiful hills of Envigado which is a very relaxed residential ...
... Paisa (someone from Medellin), he was passionate about his city and even more passionate about the negative impact that the drug trade had had in the city (despite Pablo Escobar supposedly being revered by some for having apparently invested in school, poor neighbourhoods, and offering to pay off the national debt). He spoke of the early importance of the gold and coffee trades for the development of the city, and we saw the first train and train station ...
... and cafes and found one to have some dinner. Absolutely full on beans, fish soup and a near full on Bandeja Paisa ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandeja_pa isa ) we waddled to the metro station and back to the hostel. We need to make a flight booking for Medellin to Bogota for the 29th and then sleep. Tomorrow morning we head for Terminal Norte and on to Guatape and El Penol. Scouring the net we know we've left it a little late to book the flights. Viva Colombia is ...
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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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