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... and off we went to learn about Colombia most loved and hated man, drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar! The first stop was to a building called Dallas.this was the first building that he bought. It basically is a apartment block, that he used to live in. Then we were told that we were going to visit his grave and then meet his brother, Roberto. The tour group that we went with, don't know the name, all the proceeds go towards helping people with HIV. ...
... capable in the cooking department!
departing Popayan together an unfortunate incident occurred. We had stopped on
the way out of town for fuel and when Janet went to the back seats of their
double cab pickup she found that a bag containing their still and video cameras
had vanished. A repeat of our bad experience back in Puno on Lake Titicaca in
Peru. We thought that probably the thief had gained access to their car whilst
they were loading ...
Medellin - best known for its most popular son Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels - is a cosmopolitan city that has a metro as well as cable cars connecting some of the poorer suburbs with the centre, a big business district, loads of shopping malls and pretty much everything that any other modern city with a few million inhabitants has got to offer. Like in nearly all parts of Colombia the ...
Next stop was back to the big cities and this one is definitely a huge urban sprawl. Medellin was once known as the most murderous city in the world and shot to fame under the 'control' of the famous drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar. Escobar was once the 7th richest man in the world, the big boss of the Medellin cartel (there was also a huge cartel in Cali) and the first man to export cocaine to the USA. He apparently started out by stealing gravestones and ...
Not my best work!!!
Well, here I am again. It has been a long time but I thought since I was here, I might start back up blogging about this adventure.
For the past year I was working at Bank of America trying to earn enough money to be able to make a move to South America. I was able to accomplish my work and financial goals in just under 1 year. Once I had the money, I was gone and got ready for the next adventure of my somewhat interesting life. :o)))