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... passion. The game itself was poor, we spent most of it watching our wallets, the hordes and the talent. Great craic! It seems the city has come a long way since 1993; the Metro and cable cars have opened up the city much more for the city's inaccessible regions. Older people don't talk about Escobar and the "inseguridad", young people don't know much about it and it's too raw yet for schools to even approach the topic but this city has a bright future I ...
... in much of southern England.
They also carved some interesting shapes and channels in the rock bed of a
nearby stream, all of which are still visible today. Their meaning seems to be
unknown; perhaps it was a sacred bathing place.
with Chris & Janet we hatched a plan for the next few days after we were to
move on from San Agustin. They were keen to spend a night camping in the
Tatacoa Desert to the north of us and more or less on ...
Medellin, famous for being the former home of drug baron Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel used to boast the highest murder rate in the world. Think motorbike assasins roaming the streets shooting policeman for the 1000 buck bounty Pablo was willing to pay for each hit...well there are still plenty of motorbikes around but since Pablo went down in a hail of bullets on a Medellin rooftop the hitmen seem to have dried up.
So back to working ‘9 to 5’, how can I do that again? … Maybe that is the key. I don’t. I find work that I can do for less hours or not in the constraints of an office, so at lunchtime if I want to walk on the beach or go swimming I could, which would be harder if I am one of those short lunch breaks eating a non-appetising sandwich. Sorry, but we all know UK typical lunches suck.
I also asked myself how much I have ...
... become so endemic that it has financed most of its biggest institutions. So we wanted to see what Colombians do on a day off in the city and apparently that is jump on the uber efficient metro system which connects to and includes the cable cars (in the past many of the slums of Medellin built up on the steep slopes around the city and so the city itself now sprawls upwards on all sides). At the end of the line is another cable car ride that is 15 mins long ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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