Hotel La Casa Medellin
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... who were staying at Donde Rafa's joined us for the tour. The journey continued through beautiful rich, green countryside - there was a good mixture of dairy cattle and a huge variety of vegetables. In the middle of all the farmland was Casa Blanca, Pablo Escobar's (Medellín's most infamous drug lord) former cocaine lab. Up in the highlands, Chivas buses were driving around as normal form of transport, instead of being a boozy, party bus for tourists.
I stayed in a Hostel in the El Poblado district which is one of the nicer parts of town, with numerous bars, restaurants and malls it could be mistaken for any western city.
Whilst in the city I was lucky enough to be shown round by a couple of local friends of friends which led to me making my footballing debut in Colombia at 2300m in the midday sun, it took me about 30 mins of a cold shower to recover from that. ...
... by 4 PM, but they did not come until five minutes after 4 PM to start filling it.
I waited for the three ladies in the lobby while Scott stayed at the jacuzzi. The ladies arrived and I took them to our room to change. When we arrived upstairs to the jacuzzi, it was still not even half full. While the jacuzzi continued to fill, we stood around and chatted. Scott used a garden hose to ...
A friendly store vendor calls over a guy and he takes us to his taxi. Taxis here aren't normal, as we learn, they are all tuc-tucs! Neither of us caught the drivers name but he was very friendly, accommodating and practically took us on a 20 minute tour from El Penol to Guatape, stopping at every photo vantage point to take photos of us and allow us photos of the incredibly pretty town. Every house in Guatape is vividly painted and the bases adorned ...
... opened as we arrived into Cali, a city in the south that even today has a reputation for being unsafe. With that in mind we decided to crack on with the second leg of the journey, a 10 hour bus ride to Medellin. The bus terminal at Cali was actually very nice. Compared to the utter mayhem, overcrowding and hundreds of homeless people that you'd find in La Paz bus terminal, Cali was very fancy! We waited around until our bus left at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services