Park 10 Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPark 10 Hotel Medellin
great apt, the most amazing view on both sides
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The views as you enter Medellin (pronounced Meda-jei -in) aren't too impressive; lots of red brick. It is the only city in the country though that has a metro (about a story off the ground). I took this instead of a taxi. It is very good, nice and clean. I got into town around eight though, so was on it for rush hour which was a little crowded.
The hostel seems nice enough and both Sam and Rach are here, but had already headed out for a Pablar Escubar tour so ...
... here. Nearby the hostel is a massive hypermarket. I haven´t seen a place like this for nearly six months and even back in Finsbo Park I was able to avoid these brain sucking consumerist cathedrals, thanks to the proliferation of small independent grocers. In Brazil, Bolivia and Peru there is nowhere near as much choice. For example, in Peru you can get one type of Palta, (avocado). Here, there are at least five different species of Aguacate, as they call it. One of them is ...
... the countryside around Medellín is. I could hardly believe my eyes at just how lush and green both areas of agriculture and natural vegetation were. Despite forgetting my camera, it is easy to recall the grandeur of Colombia´s oldest suspension bridge near the town of Sante Fe, as it spans a beautiful meandering river with a mountainous backdrop.
Back in the city, I found a fruit tasting tour which takes you to the central markets to try 15 fruits I´d never heard ...
... Parque Nacional Arvi, on Santa Elena mountain. The gondolas are slower than at home, but it reminded me of being at Louise in the summertime. On the second gondola (the first is part of your metro ticket), I ended up with a family. The 5-6 year old boy was very cute as he kept pointing out to his mother "look at all the plants mom... Look at all the trees!" At the top, they had a small farmers market. I got a sandwich and fruit ...
... riding hitmen carrying out gangland hits for the notorious drug lord. Escobar was so rich he once offered to pay off Colombia's foreign debt and paid his hitmen US$1000 for every cop they killed. The city was a no-go zone for foreigners until in 1993 an elite 1,500 man special unit hunted Escobar for 499 days before finally killing him on a rooftop in a middle class suburb of Medellin - at least a bit faster than the US efforts to locate Osama ...