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... From the surly man who refused POINT BLANK to remove his baggage from the seat in the departure lounge so I could sit down, to the dirty backpacker in front of me on the plane who insisted on flicking her long, unwashed hair over the back of her seat and all over my plastic meal, and wrapping her dirty talons around my seat back TV screen as I tried to watch Gloria in Modern Family in preparation for the whole Colombia experience.
... music, venders, party-buses called "Chivas" and locals. The lights were arranged to look like neighbourhoods and displayed the foundations of communities with lights. It was important for our friends to let us experience some of Colombia's cuisine. We went for dinner at a local place and were welcomed with a traditional Colombian drink called aguardiente, a liquor made with anise seed, served with fruit plate. We tried chorizo (spicy sausage) and Colombians version ...
... wait 45 minutes before we could take off. I used the time wisely and took another nap. This is highly unusual for me.
We landed in Medellin and we could see the evidence of the heavy rain all around. There were puddles everywhere. After de-planing, we retrieved our luggage and found the hotel transport man. We loaded up our luggage and headed to Medellin.
It is 32 Km from the airport to the hotel, We had to go up and over ...
... Bobby, Collin and I took the Metro to the Metro Cable line. They were built in the early 2000's and are pretty groovy. It is pretty amazing what they have done for the neighborhoods it services. They go over the 'rougher' parts of Medellin, but because they do they give the poorer neighborhoods a cheap connection to the city so that people can get to work. Cool ****.
The ride was serene and we got to chat up some nice locals.
Went past the Library of ...
... next to each other on the various streets leading away from the main square in El Poblado, the area of Medellin where we were staying. They were all blaring out terrible music and trying to entice us inside with overpriced cocktails. Luckily we found a slightly nicer bar, selling cheap beer and playing salsa music which is a hell of a lot better on the ears than Euro-pop!
Somehow we managed not to drink too much beer because on Wednesday morning we got up early and went ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking