Hotel TRYP Medellin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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I caught the metro over to the Jardin Botanico (Botanical Garden), which had come highly recommended by Melissa, so I wanted to check it out. I am not usually impressed with botanical gardens. Almost every city in the world has one, but they are not usually too great. This one was very impressive. It isn’t too big, which is good because everything was really concentrated. I had lunch in a cafe in the park and got to take in ...
... other side, we walked down a path to the lake's edge. The water was crystal clear and looked very cold but we were assured it was good for swimming. David put his togs on and took the plunge - it seemed a bit chilly at first but it was only the difference to the air temperature. It was actually about 25c which is not bad considering an altitude of about 2000m. On the way back over the bridge to the van, there were three local kids jumping off the bridge - David was ...
... and learning about the city, it was mainly the people I met who made this stay such an amazing experience. With Anthony I spent a lot of time in cafes and restaurants in Poblado. Dean and Emma are fantastic cooks and were always up to eat or prepare some delicious food. Apart from my fun and relaxed flat mates, I also spend a lot of time with the Paisas. As they are famous for being friendly, some of them were more than only great guides or talented ...
... but had decided that we would be unable to as it has to booked in advance (but no more than 2 days in advance), and books out quickly. We missed it the first couple of days but managed to catch it on our last day. Unfortunately, we had been unable to do the Pablo Escobar tour, as they were unorganised and told us there was no way of booking...but then they were booked out. Pretty disappointing.
Anyway, the free walking tour was fantastic. Led by ...
... at one end of club surrounded by water. The theme was clearly white so everyone was dressed in white. Got drinks and discussed how to gate crash the party, which was so invitingly going on below us. Tibaud snuck round the back of the catering area but it was very tight squeeze, and when Hayley and I tried our female curves got in the way! Alex snuck behind the doormans back, we eventually all got in but was really obvious we'd gatecrashed given we weren't ...