Richmond Imperial Suites
Travel Blogs from Bogota
... Next morning we signed up for a Pablo Escobar tour around Medellin. Pablo Escobar, the king pin of cocaine in Colombia. We ventured through the city and the guide pointed out some old buildings that belonged to him and one in particular that the Cali Cartel car bombed in 93. We then went up to the cemetery where he was buried and got a quick photo.
... street" or "George street", rather they have "Calle" and "Carreras" maked 1-100s depending on how far north,south, east or west you are. So if the address is at the corner of Calle 13 and Carrera 5, you can find your way without needing a map! You can get there by working down the numbers to find it. Fifthly- everybody crosses whenever they can. So its not just a matter of keeping a sharp eye out for lane cutters, but for pedestrians as well. ...
... and songs by various amateur performers. We stopped to listen for awhile and the performers were charismatic with great reactions from the crowd. I wonder if this trait has anything to do with how politicized the place is, as I'm sure animated politicians are apt to really capture a crowd. Just a thought.
Another feature of public life that really stands out is the affection shown on the part of young people. Again it might just be the student ...
... of Candeleria. We have some time to kill before our rooms ready and head downhill to scope out Candeleria. Hunger hits and we decide to try the Colombian staple Ajiaco, a hearty soup of potatoes, chicken, avocado, a skewer of corn and the local herb guascas. Filling it is but fairly bland and close to the descriptive we had read about and apparently not to uncommon with a lot of the staples of food fuel that line the streets. Our hotel is ...
... the hammock until he started to get wet from the guttering above him.
We thought we would check out the hostel bar in the evening, but it was pretty quiet. The bartender took great delight in our slow going attempt to order two beers and replied with a lengthy, animated Spanish response. We thought we would move on but struggled to find a chilled out hang out bar, most of them seemed loud and full of locals or expensive. We grabbed ...
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