The 1990s murder capital of the world is..Medillin
Trip Start Sep 03, 2007
106Trip End Jul 03, 2008
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Where I stayed
Palm Tree Hostal
After a small detour round Quito due to a miscommunication we got a bus to Tulcan - the border town ($5). Apart from some chaps trying to sell us mints while telling us their life stories, this is a regular occurence on South American buses, some great views and 4 hours of traveling nothing really to tell here.
Once at Tulcan we swiftly hooked up with come Colombians and shared a taxi to the border ($2)
We finally arrived in Medellin, the 1990s murder capital of the world, tired and weary. Again we had been suggested a hostel so a quick $4 taxi to The Palm Tree saw us sorted.
Medellin was not much more than a stop over so not much to tell. We went for the customary walks round the town etc. Caroline noticed a lot of fake boobies, female kind not Galapagos bird kind, I however missed this completely. I am now trying to be much more observant! Medellin is nestled deep in a valley and surrounded by hills. Home of the infamous Pablo Escobar and his Cartel de Medellin - the town in which the "Colombian Necktie" was born. All in all, it's a very safe place.
We left for our chillout destination of Tananga at 6pm (80,000 pesos).