Hotel Poblado Campestre
Travel Blogs from Medellin
... is ****, I think it best to stay put.
I'm in the same class as a Brit (Bobby) (from Shefield, if you must know Alex), who lives in the same complex and is in the same Inter Latin America program as me, which is nice.
Didn't do much else, but study today which is boring for you guys reading, but good for my Spanish so tough ****!
Colin (Alabama), Bobby (Brit) and I studied poolside after getting out of class.
So Brit ...
The first few places we stopped at were where Escobar had some houses. The buildings were always white, with some palm trees nearby, and most of them had a pool within the complex. Since Escobar's death, the buildings have been derelict and they are just lying there empty. The government have bought some of the buildings, but haven't done anything with them since he died 20 years ago. We also went to a place of worship where many people pray to say thank you to ...
... Pablo Escobar. We stayed in the hip and happening El Poblado. The suburb had trendy cafes and restaurants as well as catering for the backpacker scene with seedy bars and clubs. The suburb was packed on a Friday night. We loved watching couples spontaneously salsa dancing in these corner bars. We found a snazzy 42nd floor rooftop bar showcasing the city lights of Medellin. With a pool in the centre, it reminded us of the rooftop bar at Ivy ...
... then” thought. And it’s safe to say I wouldn’t have seen the once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos Islands without their encouragement. A big thanks to you two for making the massive trek over here!
Now time to continue exploring the Caribbean waters for the next week. With a refresher dive in Taganga then yoga detox on the famous Palomino beach I’m sure to have an enlightening time. Maybe I’ll find myself too?
... we have the most helpful, gracious landlord, Carlos, who invited us to dinner at his house with his family, where we will be having two meals per day for our entire stay. He's about our age and seems like a really good resource. His Mom made a traditional Colombian meal that was outstanding. This is where I had my first steak as I didn't know how to turn it down. I can't complain though!
We tried our very best to speak Spanish so that we ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services