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Travel Blogs from Medellin
... was stunning. A bit of rain close by even produced a rainbow for us. After 16 hour travel, we finally stopped for a break - we were running late and still had 2 hours to go. An empanada for breakfast almost made up for the delay.
We eventually arrived at 11am and took a taxi to El Poblado with a German guy from our bus. Once again, the driver had no idea where to go and we went round and round the block a few times. Finally, we found the Black ...
... we hit a bump in the road, I would literally fly up out of my seat and my head would nearly smash against the roof. I kept my teeth clenched the whole journey. When we return to the hotel, I pleasantly ask our receptionist who clearly hates her life whether breakfast is included with our room. She looks at me like I'm a moron and slowly nods her head. Oh it's on now. Day 43: There's an unusual amount of sex clothing shops near our hotel. And ...
... and colours, even high heels.
3) Rollerblading never went out of fashion here, many people in the parks and on the roads were on rollerblades.
Medellin is definitely an interesting city, probably the most modern and similar city to home we have seen since we started travelling. The history and the attitude of the people here really make it such an intriguing place to explore. If coming to Colombia, Medellin should be on the list of places to go.
... certainly gives us a taste of how the other half live....well for a week anyway.
Medellin's other claim to fame was that until about 20 years ago it was the murder capital of the world and home to the ruthless drug lord Pablo Escobar. Escobar had so much money that at one stage he offered, in exchange for immunity, to pay off Colombia's foreign debt which at the time was measly few billion. This kind offer was refused and Escobar put a bounty of $1,000 to anyone who killed ...
... man came up and took out some pieces of plastic. Apparently both of them were recycling. Then another person came up and was looking for food. I don't think that basket has to be emptied very often, as some people put stuff into it, and others take things out of it. I did thank God for the blessings He as given me that I do not have to dig through trash cans in order to survive.
We called it a night and got some much needed rest.
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