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... heading off to bed.
Up a little earlier then normal. We had a couple milo biscuits for breakfast before heading off on a Pablo Escobar tour. We were excited for this tour, I mean who wouldn't be. Getting to know the life of the people of Medellin and Colombia during the times of one of the greatest drug lords in history. ...
... s truck. This was decided for two reasons, firstly the walk would have been down a road for three hours, not that exciting, secondly it is quite an experience to see how the milkman operates in Guican and Cocuy. So the milkman here is not delivering milk as you may have presumed, he is collecting the milk. All the farmers milk their cattle and as there is far too much for their own consumption they sell it to El Lechero, each morning and he rattles round in a truck on the ...
... his own home. He built a prison which had TV, his own gym and a comfortable bed with his own guards. Sounds a bit like British prisons!!
Pablo was a wanted man for a very long time but he finally got shot down on the roof top of one of his families houses in 1993 at the age of 42. We drove to the very point where he was killed, in a very normal neighbourhood. Overall, we were very impressed with the tour, our guide was very passionate ...
... Antioqueno, so many, so very many many shots. We dance on the tables, we've found ourselves new friends, new Colombian friends. We wake up the next day and head to the Pablo Escobar tour. The tour takes us to his grave site, we hear the stories about so much corruption; $1000 trafficking payments, $75k return, 10 years of contraband, 10 years of getting away with it, 25% of children in schools because they think they don't need education, they have Pablo, $1000 to Kill a ...
Well its been about 2 and a half months since my last entry! A few weeks of that was in Santa Marta still working behind the bar. Did a couple of trips to some beautiful places nearby. One little town called Minca which is high up in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Stayed at hostal Casa Elemento which from the town is 1 hour riding shotgun on a motorbike on a dirt track to the top of a mountain which at the time was pouring with rain. Fun ride for sure. The place claimed ...