Hotel Novelty Suites
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... sketchy, both here, Bogs and Quito have very large police presences. All good to keep things safe.
Back at the hostel I mainly chilled. The others had had a heavy night last night and we just watched some **** TV. I headed to bed pretty early looking forward to a really long lie in. There is extremely good wifi here, the best I've had in SA and better than my mothers even, so I got on with torrenting a load of TV series to keep me occupied on the forthcoming bus rides.
Arrived at the Black Sheep hostel in the posh Medellin suburb of El Poblado, practically hungover. Place was buzzing with Friday night excitedness but I couldnīt face it. Went to bed. Next day watched Arsenal lose to Manchester United on the hostelīs massive TV. Felt ****. Stayed in Saturday night too but spent four hours cooking a curry. This is only the second proper cook Iīve done on this trip but the hostel has a relatively big kitchen and eating out is ...
... single night. Despite this, the kids had so much energy and enthusiasm, were clearly proud to show off their skills and they were very engaging, even as their trainer put them through a work out worthy of a rowing club. If this is Medellínīs future, itīs a good one.
We commenced our touring of Colombia with a visit to the picturesque El Peņol dam, near Guatape, before I spent the better part of a week exploring Medellín. It is hard to overstate just ...
... in the valley. The city is much larger than I expected. Kind of like Calgary, all spread out. I am in a 4-bed dorm, with 2 other Canadians. It seems like there are a ton of tourists, and also a large number of odd people. I suppose that's what happens in larger cities. Today has been a very long day, although I didn't do a ton. After breakfast at Al Alma (I recommend their coffee!), I headed out on the metro towards the cable cars up ...
... which was the murder capital of the world during the 1990s. Naturally, the best way to learn about Medellin's dark history was by taking the 'Pablo Escobar Tour' which shuttled us around the significant sites.
The cocaine boom years began in the early 1980s. At the height of its power, the Medellin drug cartel, led by Escobar, brought in more than US$60 million per day. Medellin was the centre of the worldwide cocaine trade, ...