Hotel Porton Medellin
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... It was a proper super store and, had not one but two copies of the Central America LP. To say I was excited is a bit of an understatement. And it is even a little cheaper than back home! **** the second hand copies in Quito! With this in mind I made the half an hour walk back to the hostel to get enough money then headed back to the store then back to the hostel book in hand. On a nice sunny day I was pretty sweaty by the end.
Sam and Rach had returned ...
... inside the feedback form. She will have had a nice surprise at the Bureau De Change.
The Tour took a group of about 30 gringo´s to downtown Medellin stopping frequently to fill us in on the history of the city in relation to Colombia. According to our guide, Medellin was founded by Jews and at least one other ethnic group I can't remember, fleeing persecution in Europe some time around the 1600s, who chose the spot because it was difficult to for the persecutors to ...
... as Colombians....
As well as visiting a stack of museums, galleries, community gardens and other bits and pieces, I rounded off my time in Medellín with a couple of trips up the gondolas either side of the valleys, both of which are completely integrated into the metro system. The gondolas rise, stretch and streetch up the valley hillside, one in the west, which flies over the pretty, if poor, suburb of Commune 13, known for its vibrant street art, the other ...
... communication trail between the Rionegro valley and the Medellín valley. Rocky, but not as steep as the Inca trail (we are only 2200 masl). As I rode the gondola down, the clouds looked ominous... I chose to go to the Parque Explora (aquarium/science centre). And it was a good choice, as the skies opened up! They had really fun exhibits. The aquarium was all fish and corals found in Colombia. Some of them are HUGE!! I didn't realize ...
... the current president has taken decisive action by swamping the country with military meaning the streets of its major cities are much safer. This was certainly the feeling that we got in Medellin, a city with a perpetual spring-like climate, chic shopping malls, vibrant nightlife and a brilliant metro system. The city has culture, class and the friendliest locals in Colombia.
Colombia's only metro system is clean, safe and ...