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... and thanks to Escobar, Colombia!
Escobar was shot in 1993. There are various stories about who it was that killed him. The tour finished at his grave, a very understated burial place considering his former wealth and power. Since his death Medellin has recovered and prospered and is now a very popular tourist destination. Colombian's do not speak of Escobar and are very keen to change the bad reputation the country has due to his ...
... told us stories of drug cartels stopping traffic and setting 50 cars on fire or blowing up electricity lines and setting explosives to go off when electricity workers would go to fix the damage. I'd known coming into Colombia that people here do not want to hear the name Pablo Escobar or even talk about cocaine, but until we'd been on that tour, I hadn't known the extent of the destruction and pain that Pablo Escobar and the drug trade had brought into Colombia and ...
Day 5: Just dance.
Yeap, definitely got drunk.
Agua Caliente? ... I can't remember if that's right.
I feel like I'm mixing up days now...
Okay, morning started off with a walking tour. It was the best tour I've been on.
This guy, Pablo, no not Escobar, started his own tour company and it was a great tour. He was smart, funny and offered complicated Colombian history in to bite size pieces. Well done Pablo! I'm going ...
... of two pockets, Ben still has the incredible ability to lose things. In Taganga he waded into the sea with the change from our beachside beers in the open pocket of his shorts, forgetting it was there. Right now there's a 20,000 peso note floating around in the Caribbean sea, courtesy of Ben. I'm sure the fish had a fantastic time getting ****** on rum with our money.
Lesson learnt: Don't trust Ben to look after anything. Ever ...
... After the shopping mall, we decided to take a walk to the metro station El Poblado, which is where you can take a trip to the furnicular up to the top of the city. It was quite a long walk from the shopping mall, so once we found where it was, we decided to come back the next day to do this trip. We came back to the hostel and as we missed the 7pm food offers, we just decided to be lazy and got a pizza from Dominos right in the corner of the road where our hostel is. We ...
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