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Travel Blogs from Medellin
Miles 205 Total 16,684
On the road at about 8-15 and, with no city to get out of, we made good headway and the roads were good. Half the miles were covered by 11-00 so we stopped for breakfast/lunch in a small town where it was still hot and humid. As soon as we left there we started climbing, the road surface deteriorated and the number of large trucks ...
... into a guy we'd met from the Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta. John didn't recognise him, but I knew it was the guy we'd met. It's such a small place the backpacker world. Dan had just got to Medellin that night and was staying in a hostel down the road as he couldn't get a room at Casa Kiwi. We all sat in Dominos catching up on where we'd been and what we'd been up to. Dan did the lost city trek and said it was really good, but hard work. We said we'd meet up for some beers while ...
... Mike went around town on his own while Abby hung out in a park and got some things done on the computer. Friday night there was a live band at the hostel and tons of people hanging out. Then around 2am a big group went to a club to see the electronic group Zombie Kids. Abby went, but Mike chose to stay home.
The rest of our time in Medellin was spent hanging out with new friends and Ken and Steve, old friends we made in Pereira. We continued to make amazing meals ...
... it was time to hang with the locals and head to the football match between Medellin and Bogota.. Walking up to the stadium we were greeted with 100 over scalpers trying to sells us tickets.. And thousands of people buzzing around downing their last beer before heading into the alcohol free grounds.. With tickets in hand we to head to the stadium entrance where they frisked Solomon's balls to discover the rum we ...
... it in good time to get our bus. We settled down to the long bumpy journey, reading, listening to music and dozing. A little tea of grapes, sigurnas (delicious Colombian fruit we discovered) and some sweet bread goodies kept us going for the long journey. At about 9pm, they showed a really violent and gory movie at full volume which we were quite shocked by as there were quite a few young children on the bus! We arrived into Medellin early the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet