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Medillin, Colombia

Approx 2nd Nov to 5th Nov

  • Medillin, pronounced Mediggin. Is famous for Cocaine, Pablo Escobar the Medillin drug cartel and Botero (the artist who paints and sculpts obscenely round / obese people).DSC00501.JPGDSC00502.JPGDSC00497.JPGDSC00506.JPGDSC00508.JPGDSC00505.JPG
  • Previously a dangerous place for travellers, the drug cartels are seemingly gone and this place has become alot safer. Set in the bottom of a valley and surrounded by mountains / hills on all sides this place is beatiful. With 2.2 mil people its a big city and can be pretty hectic.
  • The people from this region are famous for their independent streak and warm hositality. I had the pleasure of experiencing their warm hospitality when I went out on Friday night to check out the local night life. Whilst there are some travellers, there arent that many - the stigma of Colombia being a dangerous place through out keeps most people away - I found the locals fantastic - they are proud of their Country and want more travellers to come and experiennce the new Colombia.
  • This openess was in contrast to my experience earlier in the afternoon, when I was spat on by a druggie after I took a wrong turn. Could have happened anywhere in the world - just a case of me being in the wrong place i guess!

Posted by allan01 12:03

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