Holiday Inn Express Medellin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... 8am-1pm, the entire street of Avenida Poblado (a main road in Medellin and probably equivalent to Colfax in Denver) is closed in order to make way for Ciclovia, a community effort to get people out and active. Everyone shows up on the streets with their bikes, running shoes, and dogs, enjoying the opportunity to walk the streets without traffic. Tony and I threw on our running shoes and enjoyed a good run on our last morning in Medellin. We found ...
... though. Beautiful morning. Then at about 50K there is a traffic jam of trucks so we ride up the side and there are our two trucks gathering us all. Apparently FARC, the revolutionary group here, bombed a hole in the highway. Without going not too much detail, they are in negotiations with the government in an attempt at peace but it is at a stalemate and there is a little tit for tat positioning, whether it moves forward or falls apart. So in recent weeks there has ...
... and get ready. Once we were all dolled up we went drinking on the rooftop with other tourists from our hostel which was great fun as a few lads from Isreal had a guitar. We all headed to the park área around 12 and hung around there and drank some more. We then went to a Colombian nightclub with the German lads, French lads and the Isreali lads from our hostel and danced the night away there. I ended up kissing one of the German lads too! He was clearly really impressed with ...
... electric, energetic and loud! They had a live band in the crowd and the whole local section we were in reverberated with songs, chants and clapping until we had permanent goose bumps. It was contagious! We cheered, sang, clapped and drank non-alcoholic beer with the crowd, what a feeling! Then all hell broke loose in the last minute when Medellín scored the only winning goal with 1 minute to go. I've never hugged so many strangers in my life! I ...
... locals prior to kick off. Upon reaching security, our bags were searched and jerseys confiscated, though we were led to believe they could be retrieved after the game. Entering the stadium was absolute chaos as the endless queues ensured people were left outside well after kick off. Our tickets displayed that we would not be beside each other though situated in the same section, but this section was ...