Holiday Inn Express Medellin
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Yes, that is the number of inhabitants Medellin has. It is a huge, modern city with lots of highrise buildings and a metro.
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Botanical Garden with beautiful orchids and butterfly house
City center with some lovely new buildings, some from the 70s and older ones. Various plazas
Window shopping in shopping malls< …
The morning (late that is) after an evening with too much rum and cigars, I jumped on the minibus to get into Santa Marta, hoping to find a bus towards Cartagena. Bang, bang, smack, smack and 25 minutes after I was heading in the right direction. Perfect. The bus took over 5hrs though, so came to Cartagena 8pm in the evening. The most popular …
... 4 of us were brave enough to sign up!
We also had some doubt about the tour in that it could be seen as glorifying a killer and drug lord but it was fascinating and provided a very rounded picture of Pablo.
It started with a brief visit to his main family apartment building in Medellin- called Dallas which was gutted by a bomb in the early 1990's by the Cali cartel.
Ironically, the police are planning to convert the building to offices.
Mardi 6 novembre
Encore une fois partis de bonne heure, nous avons manifestement change nos habitudes pour nous adapter a celles d'ici( Martine et Raphael vont avoir du mal a le croire, mais c'est vrai, nous sommes debout a 6h).
Nous traversons encore une region de paturages et de fermes laitieres, belle route, bon bitume, beaux virages, des vaches ...
... was prepared to
chuck at us!
has suffered from bad press over the last 10 to 15 years so far as violence
stemming from its drug trade is concerned, and even though the travel guides we
had read recently about this country were saying that things had changed a lot
we were initially a mite apprehensive about this part of our journey. But if
going on our first experiences with officialdom at the Colombian border is
anything to go by we were ...
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