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While we were having lunch we found out that Monday was a special holiday in Colombia and so nothing would be open including the consulate. Scuppered again. We also didn't book the walking tour for Monday as we were going to the consulate and by the time we found our we could do it there was no space. Not the best of days. We decided to test out the infamous nightlife in Medellin and partied away until 4am with the locals in the Zona Rosa ...
... with the fantastic views of the slums and the rest of the city - a city that seems to be built almost entirely of red brick.
On our last full day, we took buses to get to the beautiful little town of Santa Fe de Antioquia, which is around 90 minutes away and is a well preserved colonial town with a large market, lots of restuarants, and great architecture. It is the oldest town of the region (founded in 1541) and has one of the oldest suspension bridges ...
... as much as possible and heard that theres ferry trips around the lakes, but unfortunately its tourist numbers that dictate the sailings and because of the time and day we're out of luck. So we walk the picturesque cobbled streets of Guatape, taking photos and visiting little shops where people sell handmade gifts and even meet an artist outside his studio, taking in his recently finished commissioned painting. He is jolly, speaks english and enthusiastically offers us a tour of ...
Escobar's wealth was enormous. He owned a private zoo outside of Medellin with hundreds of exotic animals. Eventually his zoo was seized by the authorities and all the animals were sent away. All of the except the hippopotamus's, which were too heavy and aggressive to be re-homed. Instead they were just left to starve and die, however the animals thrived on the rich vegetation and wet land. In the world today, hippos only exist in two ...
... stomach. And, I would never recommend anyone drive it in a car. It would be very scary. The name of the road is Mountain Cap. If you ever have interest to participate in a bicycle race in Colombia ( Wes?) this is the road that is used. It is absolutely stunning. Words cannot describe the beauty. We took pictures. Hopefully the beauty comes through. The flora and fauna changed quickly outside Pereira. The plants were different and ...
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