The secret side of Medellin

From the lush green coffee fields of Salento, to the interesting city of Medellin.. Also commonly referred to as medi-yin or medi-gin . Now this city has a hidden side, a history of murder, drugs and scandal. But today things have changed and we enjoyed a hassle free time roaming the streets, eating good food, drinking in the cool bars and basking in the good weather. The coolest area by far is Zona Rosa – great vibe with bustling bars and restaurants.

Columbia has got to have the juiciest, sweetest fruit and best part about it is the street vendors cut it up for you! Perfect refreshment when walking the busy markets in midday heat

After struggling to find this mysterious park, failing to appear on any of the street maps we eventually came across it- Plaza Botera. This cute plaza houses endless statues of voluptuous figures

We stopped for lunch at a local joint near the markets. Always a great vibe at these types of places, perfect for people watching 🙂 my lunch was a bit boring- egg salad as choices were limited, but the guys enjoyed their chicken.

A fun thing we did was take the Metrocable which gave us an awesome view of the city and forests. It was way longer than we expected and at the end there were awesome little markets where tried every possible type of market food.

We even climbed a mountain.. Not. Self timer pic 🙂 have to post to pay respect to the effort it took to take it.

We then enjoyed sunset…

At a beautiful spot

And in good company!

Dinner time! Dessert was frozen yoghurt that Jared snuck out and sneaked in 🙂

It was time to say farewells to the boys, great fun to travel with! Back to being me and Josh, which isn’t that bad 😉 we went on the Pablo Escobar tour hosted by Pablo’s brother, and right hand man, Roberto (here he is with us, and there he is in the wanted sign,) they were the head of Columbias infamous Medellin drug cartel

Crazy huh? I am rushed for time and can’t share too much about it now but read up about it if u get a chance!!

On a lighter note, visiting the Christmas lights was the perfect way to end up Medellin stay!

It was exquisite!!

100s of 1000s of people, markets, lights and buzz!


Off to the Caribbean coast now, rushing to take a bus! Adios amigo

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