Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro
Travel Blogs from Medellin
A quick and easy evening flight up to Medellin calmed us all down after the drama of nearly missing the flight at the Cali end. We tried to check in at one of the big chain hostels, but unsurprisingly it was completely packed so we settled for a much quieter one just around the block. Medellin coincidentally had just won their equivalent to the Champions League and our first hostel sat on the main road leading ...
... a few other people whilst on our walk and we even have two police escorts for the majority of our walk through the trail. Although Mario laughed his head off when two small, attractive Colombian girls on our tour asked the police if they could ride their horses back. To which the police obliged. I was dumbstruck. These military horses were huge and if anyone should've been allowed to ride them, it should've been me ;) I then endured watching them ...
... the girls were leaving in the morning. The next day we mostly just relaxed and watched some Winter Olympics, Tashi wasn't feeling well. Our hostel was just a few doors down from Tashi's favourite restaurant crepes and waffles some more good luck. The day after we caught the metro into the city centre and took the free gondola to see the city from above. Truly massive, ...
... Yep Medellin was not a nice place to be until Escobar was gunned down on a roof top trying to escape the police in 1993.
Since then Medellin has turned her head to different crops and is now one of the largest flower growers and exporters in the world. Since the climate is always spring in Medellin the flowers grow very well and seem like a much safer alternative for the city.
But we have not come for the gory past, but to see these Christmas lights..... ...
... 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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