Hotel Porton Medellin
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... already dry and dressed to continue our tour.
Within minutes of being back on the road, we had our first glimpse of the monolithic rock, La Piedra del Peņol, and the manmade staircase looming behind the lakes. It was quite a sight from a distance but as we drove closer, we started to appreciate the scale. The granite rock dome is 200m high and has a staircase built into the natural split on the southern side.
Rafa told us that while he prepared ...
... events). Instead Botero provided a new sculpture to sit along side it to demonstrate Medellin's attempts to rebuild.
Facts of the day:
Colombia has the largest wild population of hippos outside of Africa...this is the result of Escobar importing 3 Hippos which have now multiplied to 30-50 depending on the source!!
Pablo Escobar was only 5ft 4.
I am now in the Caribbean coast, more on that to follow next time.
... that need to be made. Scott also prepared the weekly newsletter for all the congregations here in Colombia.
We took some time out for a little exercise and walked to the mall. We saw some beautiful flowers. One was a bird of paradise, but of a different variety than I normally see. The mall has five floors, so we walked around for exercise as it ...
... of the towns on the way. We drive through Penol and finally through Marinilla before frantically asking even hotels if we could pay them to use their computer and printer! finally we found an Internet cafe that had just opened in the main plaza. Nervously watching the time Yeimy accessed her hotmail, printed our tickets and boarding passes, paid and then we ran to our car for the last part of our journey to the airport. Javier was a lovely, helpful chatty guy and said he'd miss us ...
... time he'd managed to arrange a second bus to pick us up it was too late to visit the park so a little dejected we returned to Medellin and went to the cinema instead.
It had been our first proper day out for quite a while and with the memories of the torturous crossing into Ecuador, the Valentines day washout and a generally pretty dull time in Quito still fresh in the mind, we went to bed feeling a bit sorry for ourselves.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility