Holiday Inn Express Medellin
Travel Blogs from Medellin
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 …
... ruled the city. It was off limits to tourists and the police as there was a $1000 reward for knocking off a policeman. Thankfully since his death the city has been transformed into a modern forward thinking city with awesome public transport and Colombia's only Metro. The main town sits on valley floor with the poorer suburbs reaching well up into the mountains. The population is similar to Brisbane around 2.5million but it feels a lot busier and bigger than ...
... when the ´basic four bed dorm´ was actually a steaming hot shed/greenhouse with four hammocks in it...however we moved indoors to proper beds for a nominal amount and had a pretty good experience. The hostel will be a great one in a little while, but for now it was a little dull and plain. Once we had put our bags away, we took two trains all the way to the outskirts of the city, where we took a connecting cablecar (why doesn´t Melbourne have these in ...
... do just that. We bask in the sun, watch vultures circle on thermals, butterflies dancing in the breeze, eat ice creams and take in the amazing 360 degree vista of a one of the country's largest lakes. Then the last 100 steps to the peak of a tower built on the top, we check out the souvenir shop inside and then rest on the 750th step before taking last photos and starting the less strenuous walk down. At the base we buy some hand crafted gifts and ask how to get to Guatape ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center