Hotel La Casa Medellin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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No it's not Scandinavia, it's in the middle of Colombia! After two nights in Medellin, I found a place to couch-surf in Santa Elena - an area within a National reserve which has a town centre, but includes lots of little spread out communities. Its full of pine forest and cow fields with an under-canopy of creeping bamboo and loads of bromeliads and orchids growing on the tree trunks - very unexpected.
I went to stay with a guy called Juan, who lives in a ...
... paths from farmstead to farmstead. It was great to see and once more showed how although disperse, these communities are very close and help each other with whatever they can, enjoying the times they do see each other, sharing jokes and gossip, enjoying the contact. A short hike from where El Lechero left me I arrived at the point I was to meet my guide, however, I was three hours to early. Not a problem the Parque Nacional employees, Mario and Marcos, made me feel ...
... here. Nearby the hostel is a massive hypermarket. I havenīt seen a place like this for nearly six months and even back in Finsbo Park I was able to avoid these brain sucking consumerist cathedrals, thanks to the proliferation of small independent grocers. In Brazil, Bolivia and Peru there is nowhere near as much choice. For example, in Peru you can get one type of Palta, (avocado). Here, there are at least five different species of Aguacate, as they call it. One of them is ...
... north east corner of the city, which links to a second cable car, which, in turn, neatly deposits its passengers in the middle of Arvi National Park. The Park was declared less than 5 years ago, but is very pretty - probably best explored with a car and a bit more time. Like La Paz, the Gondolas are the perfect solution to overcoming the hills of Medellin, which are so steep that even in first gear, the little Hyundai Getz taxis think they can, they think they can, ...
... the streets yesterday looking for a hostel. It was nice for chris as they had very similar interests in the outdoors and if we didn't have to check out they would have talked all day. Before our tour we found lunch once again at the supermarket and while eating were joined by 4 young Americans from our hostel. As they could not smoke weed at the hostel they had come to the park to avoid the police. Little did they know that you can be caught in Colombia with up 20 grams which ...