Hotel Plaza Caracas

Calle 54 45-17 , Medellin, Colombia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Medellin

Pablo Escobar's home

A travel blog entry by zoeandluke


... it out so we knew where it was for getting the visa on Monday. We went to the address listed and it didn't exist, we walked all around the surrounding blocks for over an hour asked numerous cab drivers, the police, locals & even local animals but to no avail. They were all very helpful and showed us exactly where the address was but the consulate wasn't there so we gave up and decided we would just have to call them on Monday morning and hope they pick the phone up ...

Industrial, red-bricked, Medellin

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey


... walking and hiking tracks, and bike tracks (with free bike hire)!

Unfortunately, given that wed had no idea what to expect at the end of the line, we were unprepared for an extended hike, and the free bike hire was on every day except for Monday and Tuesday (of course!) so we took a long stroll into the bush, which was very relaxing and pleasant and just what we needed after the hectic bustling of the city. We then made the long trip back to the ...

Salento - Medellin - El Penol

A travel blog entry by robdelmar


... colourful frescos. Such a wonderful, relaxed, pretty and happy place to be. The driver asked if we'd had lunch and if not he could take us to a place he knows, where if we order he also gets a free lunch! He takes us, we order a traditional antioquian Bandeja Paisa and he takes a seat 2 tables away to have lunch also. $12000 COP or 3.60 buys a plate full of rice, frijoles (traditional beans, which i love!), belly pork, sausage, avacado and salad. Love it! We wanted to try and ...

Days 151 - 152: Medellin, Colombia

A travel blog entry by tksa


... a state of war with the cartels fighting each other, an anti-Escobar group fighting them and then the government including FBI and DEA also getting involved. Between 1989 and 1991, people feared to go into the streets of Medellin as car bombs, animal bombs, mail bombs and every kind of bomb imaginable plagued the city as a result of the drug trade. The murder rate was unfathomably high and the city earned the title of the most dangerous city in the ...

We took a bus from Pereira to Medellin

A travel blog entry by headingout


... mountains where the air is surely cooler. It was. This bus ride was supposed to take 4 hours, instead it took 6.5 hours. The roads were good, but there was a lot of truck traffic. Also, we were winding around the mountains, eventually climbing to the top of the peaks and winding around the tops for hours. Sometimes, we could see down into the valleys, easily the valley floors were 2 miles down or more. This road is not for someone with ...


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