Travel Blogs from Medellin
... people if they'd flown with Viva Colombia, most of them said they'd had problems being able to book it without a Colombian credit card. But we were able to book it with John's Nationwide debit card perfectly fine. On the subject of banks, I'd ordered a Norwich and Peterborough bank account card specifically for travelling as I'd heard they don't charge any fees for using them abroad, and had a load of hassle getting the card in time. So when I got the card on the morning that ...
... spectacular views of the city. Meg with her love of cable cars was very excited to have a ride on this. I think there are 3 separate lines, we took the one closest to us. This involved a 10 minute trip up and over two small mountains. The cable car was first built to improve accessibility between Medellin’s poorest neighborhoods and the city center. It was interesting and pretty shocking to see how much the standard of ...
... had inquired about a futbol (soccer) game that was being played today at 5:30pm and was between the Independiente Medellin team and the Corporacion Deportiva Itagui another team from Medellin. I actually had found out about the game from my tour guide yesterday and I was really excited to go. I wanted to go to a futbol (soccer) game while traveling Central America so I was finally seizing the opportunity in Medellin. After informing the others of the game, they also ...
... it. We just walked in and grabbed a seat and supported the teams haha. It turned out they where quite rubbish, so we left after half an hour or so. Across the road was the botanic gardens and the Darwin museum. We spent a bit of time wandering around here before we jumped back on the metro and went to see the Fernando Botero sculptures. Fernando Botero is a colombian artist, who does paintings and sculptures of people, but makes them look ridiculously fat and ...
... has a great view over the city sprawling over the surrounding mountains. The service was a bit clumsy but the food alright (not great).
Tuesday 5th February
We slept late and had breakfast in the rooftop restaurant.
Then we went for a walk.
Impressions of Medellín: huge, crowded, lots of people and shops and street stalls and traffic, nice vibe but also a *lot* of beggars ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility