Hotel Poblado Alejandria
Travel Blogs from Medellin
Lørdag 23. Juli.
Vi sto opp tidlig for å reise fra Panama til Medellin i Colombia. Vi hadde en drosjesjåfør som hadde det veldig travelt. Hadde hjerte i halsen opptil flere ganger. Trafikk-kulturen her i Sør Amerika er ikke norsk kjørestandard. Her ligger man helt tett oppi rompa på bilen foran og kjører forbi ved aller første anledning, om …
... to him as 'the criminal who has my name'! Pablo brought us off the beaten track to places where paid guides would not bring tourists as it may 'scare' them! So for example, we were very lucky to see where the local hookers hang out, the boyos who sniff glue in the local park and the street famous for it's hardcore porn DVDs! Definitely an experience! A lot of partying and new friends were made in Medellin which was great and we would definitely recommend it for its ...
... signed up for a one week trial period in the gym. After a few days of training and intense pain due to long training absence, I did not extend it the membership. In these few days at the gym I saw so many women with plastic surgeries presenting their recent changes while working out that I understood, why Medellin is the plastic surgery capital of Colombia. The competition about looks and outfits is probably the largest among the girls in South America with ...
... by a Belgian architect, had been taken over by the Colombians who thought that they could do it better, but instead had just finished off what had already been built...and poorly. Next to that building was the Botero square, containing the disproportionate sculptures by much-revered Colombian artist, Botero. Finally, we tried some new Colombian cuisine - Bunuelos (fried cheese bread), and Guaropo Costeno (a refreshing sugarcane and lime drink appropriate for the hot day).
... and without queuing we purchase 2 tickets to El Penol for $11000 each (the same bus goes to Guatape for $12000COP). The bus is adequate, practically empty and doesn't appear to have seats that retract to the person behinds nose. Bonus. The bus gradually does fill, darts out of Medellin and snakes its way through the beautiful Antioquian countryside. Beautiful green fields, salad crops, banana, plantain and all kinds of quirky and beautifully architectured buildings sit comfortably ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility