Travel Blogs from Medellin
... 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 ...
... way since the bad old days 20 or 30 years ago when no one dared to venture outside their home after dark. We walked freely and safely around El Poblado well into the night, the biggest hazard being bumping into merry late-night revellers staggering up hill to their beds. But at its core, Medellin still bears the scars of gang warfare and the extreme poverty and hardship that are the legacy of decades of lawlessness. Drug feuds have been driven ...
... good feel for the city, and also helped me navigate around the city later in my trip, I can highly recommend Pablo and his Real City Tour company.
The Friday night a big group from the the hostel went out to the Zona Rosa, and it was a little like hurding cats, we started off in the plaza where locals and gringos drank and swapped stories, later on we managed to get into a club, but I left early as I had booked my first Spanish lesson with Lauren for 8 am, what was ...
... French man, Colombian man and French woman. After a bottle of Aguardiente (aniseed spirit), Victoria was clearly feeling very Colombian and danced some salsa with Diego, the Colombian. She can't get enough now! Obviously I would have danced but I thought it was more important to crack on with another bottle of the tasty booze... We headed back to the hostel at about 3 in preparation for the bus journey to Salento the following morning and a meal of sandwiches served 2 ...
... right amount of moisture. Once it was the right consistency, I flattened out the dough and used a round container to cut the shape out. Next, on to a pan and slowly brown both sides. I had a little butter and arequipe on the side. They were pretty darn good! Well done me! =P
Salpicon - fruit medley, fruit juice, ice cream, wafer, another kind of wafer, sprinkles and some sweet milk thing drizzled on top. I ******* ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet