Hotel Laureles 70

Address: Circular 5 70 - 15, Medellin, Colombia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Medellin

Long, exhausting day seeing Medellin

A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Feb 19, 2015

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... fun but I think for me it was more so sitting down and having the time to enjoy tea, coffee and cake together! Worst moment: having to listen to yet another weirdo at the hostel when Aaron and I are trying to enjoy our dinner together Banana moment: thinking we had found an awesome cheap restaurant with quality local realise they didn't speak a lick of English and we didn't understand a word of their we had to put our heads down and leave.. The only gringos in the ...

Return to civilization

A travel blog entry by klartman on Dec 01, 2014

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... From the 1980s until just ten years ago, Medellin was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. The reason for this was the civil war between the Government, the far left and far right paramilitary groups and the drug Cartels. Neither Medellin nor Colombia were considered safe for tourists. Hijackings by guerilla groups were not uncommon. Medellinīs murder rate was off the chart. The number of bombings and killings that occurred here is on a par with īThe ...

Day 90: Medellín, Colombia

A travel blog entry by jsedwin on Oct 08, 2014

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... some traditional Colombian food (some plate of cold food, a type of bread made from yuca and raisins, a Colombian fruit salad, etc.) before embarking on our journey. It was a three hour "hike." The main attractions of the hike were Colombia's largest man made lake and the view of MedellÍn. Well, it poured the whole time, the lake was tiny and (due to the hot, dry wet season) reduced to nothing more than a puddle, ...

Medellin and Salento - contrasting Colombia

A travel blog entry by hannahandtim on Sep 25, 2014

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Fact of the day: it is forbidden for two men to ride together on a motorcycle in Colombia. A woman may ride behind a man but one man behind another is not allowed and it harks back to the bad old days of cartel hitmen and ride by executions. Perhaps a little outdated now but it kind of serves as a reminder of where we are: Medellin.

We got a cab into Medellin city centre from the airport and were relieved to get to and settle into our hostel, the Black Sheep. ...

(Probably) the world's most progressive city...

A travel blog entry by wildkriv on Aug 29, 2014

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... connects with cable cars that swoop over some of the poorer barrios, meaning that people living in these areas now have easy access to the city. We took a ride on one of these cable cars for spectacular views but were advised not to get out on route so completed a full loop!

Walking around the city, we came across many entertaining big-bottomed sculptures of the famous artist Fernando Botero who comes from Medellin. We also got ...

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