Hotel TRYP Medellin
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Medellin: home of the Paisas, Fernando Botero, and Juanes. The name Medellin also beckons chilling memories of a time of drug induced maniacal violence at the hands of the formidable ring leader, Pablo Escobar. Just 15 years ago, Medellin was one of the most dangerous cities on the planet...but now? That couldn't be further from the truth. Paisas (inhabitants of Medellin and the Zona Cafetera) are typical Latinos--happy, perseverant, and determined. The ...
... and the Medellin drug cartel is said to have controlled eighty percent of cocaine shipments. These shipments came from Peru and Bolivia, were funneled through Colombia with Escobar’s Medellin cartel, and then were mainly shipped to the United States and surrounding areas. Although it is said that Escobar’s shipments went as far as Asia. Not only was Escobar in charge of this empire, he also used his money and power to bribe and gain control ...
The bus trip from Cartagena was a very bumpy and slightly uncomfortable trip as we left the high temperatures and humidity of northern Colombia, through the meandering mountain passes of the Andes to the "City of eternal Spring", Medellin. Medellin is the second biggest city in Colombia after Bogota and is similarly situated high up in the Andes. However, being at a slightly lower altitude and due to the city's latitudinal position, the temperatures ...
... racket, especially when you shine a light on them, and they shat everywhere.
The caves themselves were class; water ran through the entire length we walked. It took us nearly an hour. Narrow passages, open caverns with vaulted ceilings and stalagmites and -tites (mites go up and tites go down, as the classic geology joke goes). The last 25 minutes was great; like a natural water-park, slides (almost) and jumping into natural pools in the cave (we were in just togs, sandals ...
Thursday 15th November
Today we had a bit of a sleep in before going out to get breaky from a gigantic bulk buy supermarket, handing in our clothes for washing and booking in for a tour for tomorrow. The rest of the morning was dedicated to figuring out where, when and how we could go and see the new twilight movie which techinacally came out tomorrow in Colombia but afew cinemas appeared to be showing it today ...
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