Hotel San Fernando Plaza Medellin
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Travel Blogs from Medellin
... in celebration of Carlos's baptism. We had a nice seating area for us to sit in a circle and converse. We chatted for about 1 1/2 hours. It was so nice to see everyone getting to know each other. There was a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm in the group. God willing they will be able to grow to become a tight knit congregation.
... and learning about the city, it was mainly the people I met who made this stay such an amazing experience. With Anthony I spent a lot of time in cafes and restaurants in Poblado. Dean and Emma are fantastic cooks and were always up to eat or prepare some delicious food. Apart from my fun and relaxed flat mates, I also spend a lot of time with the Paisas. As they are famous for being friendly, some of them were more than only great guides or talented ...
... were off again.
Wednesday 19th February - Day 149
We arrived in Medellin at about 5am and got a taxi to our hostel where after a lot of doorbell ringing, a pretty grumpy looking man with two black eyes wearing just boxers, showed us to our room before declaring, 'I'm going back to bed!' We followed suit and slept until midday, exhausted from 30 hours of bus travel.
Our first impressions of a ...
... backpacker area around Calle Media Luna through a walk around the city and the malecon, we signed up for a mud volcano tour for the next morning. The mud volcano was a very entertaining experience where we were immersed in a mineral-dense mud, a feeling best described as floating in cake batter. Fortunately Jim found some reviews of this tour online so we were prepared for the tiny "volcano" (read: mud mound) and the interesting optional extras of ...
... his friend, whose name I could not get even though I asked 3 times then gave up in embarrassed defeat. I offered us some drinks and Bec and I had a chat with these two amazingly friendly men for at least an hour.
Practice Spanish for an hour. Check.
We say our goodbyes and thank you's and head toward the glorious "La Gloria de Gloria" while talking about how much fun we just had.Bec: "Hold on.. isn't that the restaurant? Points at our intended destination for said ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool