Hotel Estelar Blue
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... about what to do with the family of hippos, so they left them there. Twenty years later they are thriving and multiplying in the tropical climate; hippos roaming the Colombian countryside. Pablo's money and power pervaded the entire city; he used it to gain popular and political power, and to flip off the upper classes. His death in a hail of gunfire on a Medellin rooftop in 1993 brought stability to the city and the country although ...
... and just what we need for our one night stay in Medellin. Walk to Santafe which we thought was a district renowned for its Mexican food turns out to be a mall. Ate junk food at **** outlets. Toyed with idea of cinema as not much else happening here. Taxi in monsoon to Centro area. Not our scene at all, probably like tourists feel in Birmingham. Taxi back to Santefe area off now to another mall ...
... onto us and indicated that we should follow him on his small motorbike
to the farm in question. This was of course to hopefully earn him a commission
on our overnight camping fees at the farm! But the finca he led us to turned
out to not be ideal. The showers and loos were really not up to the cost the
owner quoted, plus their dogs were noisy, one of which bit Chris on the leg
whilst he was connecting up their camper to the mains electricity! So next day
... accountant of the Medellin Cartel. Pablo told his brother to give himself up while he was still in hiding, for his own safety, and he served ten years in prison for his crimes. He showed us the places where they could hide out in the house, the quick escape routes, bullet holes in the wall from an attempt on Roberto’s life in 2010 and sat down and answered any questions we had over a coffee. All in all a very strange but really interesting day. I ...
A brief stay in Medellin to visit a friend of Mary's who lives there.
Medellin's layout wasn't that dissimilar to Caracas with a vast valley consuming its 3.5million residents. It was noticeably more developed than other places we'd been, with tap water you could drink, toilet paper you could flush and even recycling bins - though poverty was still apparent with shanty towns lining the valley edge.
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