Hotel Florencia Plaza
Travel Blogs from Medellin
... future, offering cheap transportation to a lot of the city. This cable car, gives a birds eye view of Medellin barrios, literally a few metres above the sprawling neighborhood, so close you can hear the regetton and other musical favored flavors of the area. The cable car also brought out Nicoles inner little girl, and couldn't help throw her arms up in the air in a roller coaster fashion! There are three stations rising up the hillside, at the last one its possible to change ...
... thing here how it then connects to ski - lifts at appropriate stations to take people straight up to their homes on the mountainsides. Roads and services are poor on the slopes -- but with these ski lift type cabins, one is wafted up to the heights quickly and easily, saving everyone tons of time. And in what I am beginning to believe is a Latin American tradition - they put poetry on the walls of the subway stations.
... the road as people stared at me more oddly than usual.I've been walking up and down Av Las Vegas for months now and knew that there was an animal hospital about 5 blocks down. "Just need to make it 5 blocks without something going wrong with this bird." About 3 blocks in the bird flapped out of my hand back onto the road.****!I hesitated for a second because cars, buses and motorcycles barrel down this road. Decided to go for it because seeing this bird get run over right in front ...
... explored, and then dropped into one of the girl's mom's homes for a second lunch and more coffee.
On the way back to the city, we stopped the car on the side of the road, next to a kiosk. After a couple of hours of sipping beers, chatting, and watching the sunset, I confirmed with Aaron that it is very common in Medellin to drink on the street next to a kiosk that serves beer. It's like making your own bar, he said. Plus, you get to ...
... on paying for!). That evening we went out for a few beers but the day's events had left us feeling pretty tired, so we had a relatively early night in 'our' lovely hostel!
Medellin used to be the city with the highest murder rate in the world, and was once the home of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, but we saw no evidence of these old statistics and we enjoyed an entirely different high from Escobar's powder - the vibrance of the city and its extremely welcoming citizens. We loved it! ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center