Hotel Poblado Campestre
Travel Blogs from Medellin
... loved to have joined the party, we felt a little out of our depth so we retreated back to the barricaded door of our hostel. By the morning, the streets were filled with stragglers stumbling down the main roads. We had heard lots of how Medellin had become the big boom of Colombia after Pablo Escobar's drug fuelled dictatorship collapsed. It's a place renowned for its revival and young professionals pulling ...
... vacant at the moment...". At which point I make a mental note to be sickeningly sweet to the grouchy, permanent-period-having other receptionist who told us nothing else was available. So we change rooms and it's way better. We head downtown and check out Parque Botero, full of huge sculptures of Fernando Botero's work. They are so amusing. We visit the Museo de Antioquia and the botanical gardens and walked around. There's so much to do in ...
... the metro we witnessed some police brutality which was very unpleasant, so we got out of there before things got out of control.
Tashi finally got her hair cut, the worlds quickest trim but I suppose it was only 7 dollars.
It was a shame we didn't have longer, would have been nice to check out some coffee farms. Off to Bogota today for our last few days in South ...
... some street food before heading back to our apartment to get dressed up! ....it was Salsa time.
Not finding much salsa in Bogota we hoped that the El Pablado bar area would be able to help us out and it did not disappoint. After a few mojitos we dove in and had a great night salsa'ing with the locals....a special thankyou to our Chilean and Colombian friends for the lessons over the years!!
Christmas was a low key relaxing affair with a day of grazing over prawns ...
... and woke up in Medellin to sunshine and a cool crisp air. I could hear the birds on the trees right outside the apartment window and I realised here I was. I was back. Over breakfast we listened to salsa and bachata music whilst eating more ‘arepas’ and scrambled eggs. The only thing we didn’t have was milk for my tea, but then all was fine and tea was drank, but I will have to get used to not having many teas as ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services