Leblon Suites Hotel
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... in the wrong flight that they'd tell us surely. So we proceeded to board the flight. We had heard that if you go with Viva Colombia, prepare for delays as their fights never run on time, however ours ran smoothly and actually went on time. I'd recommend flying with them in Colombia as they are fairly priced, and save you the really long bus journeys.
It was the right flight, and we arrived in Medellin about an hour and a half later than we boarded the flight. When ...
... of El Poblado. We finally found one and checked into the stuffy dorm room. We freshened up and got ready to join the throws of people in the streets and bars in the area. We enjoyed some delicious Indian food, some scotch on the rocks, and then people watching in Parque Lleras, the center of all the bars battling each other for the loudest music award, while we drank huge bottles of a new, surprisingly decent local Medellin beer called Pilsen.
The first ...
... game, but what was even more amazing was the atmosphere and the amount of energy filling the stadium. The final score was 1-0 with Independiente Medellin capturing the win. I definitely enjoyed my first soccer game and I think James, Tasha, Cori, Ryan, and Marcus did as well. We were back at our hostel around 8:30pm and we decided to stay in and watch a movie as the next day we were planning to get up early and go to Guatape Colombia known for La Piedra (The Rock).
... was particularly dangerous that this was necessary. Well, apart from picking up a few extra passengers whose bus had broken down, the journey was uneventful, and any small worries I may have had didn't stop me from sleeping. In Medellín we decided to stay in the city centre, rather than a touristy up-market suburb. Our taxi driver did question our choice of area, telling us that foreign tourists don't stay there, but as were only planning one full day there ...
... and put flowers on the walls, but most houses were just ugly.
We were not sure if they were slums or just a chaotic district. We were very careful there too.
We also went to the touristy part called Poblado (we are staying somewhere else). There were many nice restaurants and we had delicious sushi (me) and steak (Fedra) there in a nice looking place with very friendly waiters. But everything is a lot ...
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