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... were off again.
Wednesday 19th February - Day 149
We arrived in Medellin at about 5am and got a taxi to our hostel where after a lot of doorbell ringing, a pretty grumpy looking man with two black eyes wearing just boxers, showed us to our room before declaring, 'I'm going back to bed!' We followed suit and slept until midday, exhausted from 30 hours of bus travel.
Our first impressions of a ...
... of the trip from Cartagena to Medellin. We immediately loved Medellin and found it very hard to imagine that not all that long ago it was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, although some parts definitely still feel quite dodgy. We did a huge walking tour and checked out all the major sites. The historical centre wasn't quite so good as some we have seen, however the Zona Rosa area where we were staying was brilliant. Jim did ...
... Salento and then Ecuador before Peru.
We started Spanish lessons here at the hostel with the owner's wife, Yadi. She's really patient and a pretty good teacher. Today, we learned the Preterit and took home some homework. Mine took about 45 minutes and Archie's was about 15 minutes. It's good for me to review some of the basics and this way Archie and I each get our own homework. Tonight, we both did both homeworks. Hopefully by the end of the week, we'll be able to speak more ...
... Exito mission.
I'll spare you the broken Spanish. I must say though, I'm definitely getting better at comprehending these Paisas! Yay!
For dinner I went to J&C Arrepas... that's totally not what it is called lol...shiza
had una arrepa de mar, gave it a 7 on the walk back, but in hindsight I think a 6 is more appropriate. The other guys arrepas looked better. Nina, any suggestions on a place with good arrepas?
... roofed shanty houses and chickens pecking around in the dust. Washing was hung out on rope stretched between trees and colourful flowers blossomed along the roadside. All the while the mountains loomed in the background as we continued along a windy road. I could just make out a bubbling river in the valley below. Absolutely beautiful!
21 hours after we'd started our journey, we finally arrived in Medellin. We were tired and hungry but food was really expensive at the ...
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