Hotel La Casa Medellin
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... to understand their instructions as it was all in spanish and I didn't want to risk getting on the wrong flight. However, we went upstairs, did the usual security checks and went through to the boarding room. We waited for a while until they started to announce that boarding was ready to commence, all in Spanish of course. I was trying to hear if they'd announce the flight was departing to Medellin but they didn't, so when showing them the boarding card, I just presumed that if we ...
... with its new system of transportation, the "metrocable," the only metro system in Colombia. They also created a free open air escalator up a steep hill to allow the most impoverished neighborhoods safe transit down to the city. Now, it's a safe, bustling city full of breaded and fried street food, and so far the only city we've visited in which we could see ourselves living.
We got in after dark on a Saturday night and had some trouble finding a hostel in the ...
... 4:00pm so the entire stadium was empty. So we were able to get seats with an overhang which protected us from the rain. As it neared game time, everyone was craving food so we went to the corner stand which was run by the nicest little old lady. She had an assortment of hotdogs, chips, cheese rolls, arepas, sausages, and much more. The game started with the roar of the crowds at 5:30pm. The game was really close the entire time and kept the locals on their feet. It was ...
We took an overnight bus from Cartagena to Medellín, but before we got on we had our hand luggage searched and a pat down from the police. This wasn't the first time we'd seen a police presence at the bus station, but whereas previously they'd taken a quick glance in my backpack, here they were thorough, pulling all my stuff out. I wasn't sure if I should feel reassured that nobody would be able to smuggle a weapon on this bus, or if I should be worried that ...
... br> All those impressions, the poverty, the crowds, finding the way, having to watch your back all the time with all those thieves and shifty guys... It was an overdose of impressions and every now and then I had to sit down in a safe spot and just rest, let things sink in. It is a much more full-on, in-your-face city (especially the part called Centro) than Bogotá.
From there we took an overground metro and then ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility