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Travel Blogs from Medellin
... thank the senior and head over to the tablets. Repeat same painful process, with the painful addition of explaining that Exito doesn't have what I need. Two patient Colombianos eventually tell me something I remember as 'Samsung on street ...close.... Monteray' Thank them in Spanish while clapping like a true Asian... lol.
Well, of course by the time I get outside I remember everything but 'Monteray'. (Mentally mash my palm into my face.)
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This morning we took a rather adventurous trail to some waterfalls. Leading out of town we followed a dirt track to some little fish farm lakes, before a little trail heading upstream along a river. We had to cross the river about 6 times along the walk (balancing on stepping stones) and scrambling over rocks. Then it got really fun as we had to continue up ...
... What I would recommend against, unless you have a specific purpose to go there'd is the Parque Arvi. During rainy season, it seems that an afternoon rain is inevitable. In Parque Arvi, much higher in altitude and north of the main city, it can hail at the drop of a lightning strike. Along with that, the park is huge, there'd are camping spots and many hikes, but pre planning would be the way to go. We took a guided tour which felt like a glorified Tilden Rangers event ...
... a little bizzare.... We were debating whether the guy having the time of his life dancing away by himself was Columbian or not... he did have the South American moves.... so I figured I would go and chat to him and find out. He was born in Columbia but had lived in NYC most of his life, he had moved back to Medellin to run his fathers business, as his father had sadly died (I believe he had been shot). We ended up spending the evening with him and got driven ...
... believed to have killed thousands of Colombians, the majority being police and innocent people. Several companies in Medellin offered a ´Pablo Escobar Tour´ as a means to tell the story to tourists and give an insight into what the city was like during that dark period. We chose the tour which takes you to one of his former homes where we met Roberto Escobar, Pablo´s brother, former accountant for the Medellin Cartel, and second to his ...
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