Travel Blogs from Medellin
... and built a railroad for transport and generally industrialised the area while the rest of the country remained primarily peasant farmers.
Today the streets were busier than normal - it was mentioned that today had been declared an impromptu public holiday because of the football match against Brazil - Colombia had never reached the Quarter Final of the World Cup before. Everyone seemed to be wearing the yellow Colombian football ...
... of colombia and gave us a great view of the downtown. We rested up after the 5 hour trip and got prepared for a boozey session on the local rum with friends from the hostel. The hostel has the best pool table we have found in South America, it was dead flat, so it provided lots of pre-drinking fun since it was combined with some Americans who were pretty good, for once, since most travellers are awful.
Visited the Parque Explorer which is ...
... We had the restaurant call Jose when we were done and he arrived in about 10 minutes. Jose dropped us off at Carulla--a grocery store nearby the hotel. We picked up some bottled water and a couple other beverages. It is much more economical to do this than to buy from the mini-refrigetator or the hotel.
When we returned, we noticed that the refrigerator was leaking water and was not cold. I looked at it, but could not find any nob to turn it on, off ...
... halves in only their underwear! They held up traffic for a brief period, where they chanted and actually sat down, for a brief period (get it, brief). I even joined in the chant, although making up my own “No More Pants”. As we continued our walk/march, and were told that this was a peaceful rally in support of freedom of expression, it was called “Las Dias Sin Pantalones”. The whole no-pants thing was to show that everyone was equal.
... backpacker area around Calle Media Luna through a walk around the city and the malecon, we signed up for a mud volcano tour for the next morning. The mud volcano was a very entertaining experience where we were immersed in a mineral-dense mud, a feeling best described as floating in cake batter. Fortunately Jim found some reviews of this tour online so we were prepared for the tiny "volcano" (read: mud mound) and the interesting optional extras of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet