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South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape June 9th 2011

Whent to medellin and guatape ! perfect weekend nice clima, eat chicken ad a river in guatape ! medellin really nice citty!!... read more
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South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape June 1st 2010

I still have two more cities to catch up on in the blog, but I have to write really quickly about our day today because I fell in love with Colombia today and I'm still on a high from it. First of all, we have been in Medellin for nearly a week now and it is, hands down, the best big city we've been to yet. It's great for so many reasons, but I will go into that more when I blog about Medellin. Right now I need to write about the area that surrounds Medellin, for Medellin is in the department (which is their name for a state, province, etc.) of Antioquia. And Antioquia is definitely the most breathtakingly beautiful department of Colombia. The plants are the greenest green you'll ever see, the flowers are ... read more

South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape March 22nd 2010

I'd been told by three different people that Piedra del Peñol (a giant rock that bears a striking resemblance to Rio de Janeiro's Sugar Loaf Mountain and lies about 2 hours east of Medellín) and Guatapé (a town approximately 3km from the rock) are well worth checking out. Martha had organised a "carro particular" (not a particular car but a private car) to take me there with her family. Nice - a family outing. Travelling alone has many benefits but it's nice to have good company occasionally. Total cost for hiring the car and driver for the day was about £50 - a bit steep, but then not at all pricey when you consider what it would cost to go by taxi. Then plan was to go to the rock, then to Guatapé and then to ... read more
Como un Pez en el Agua
Palacio de la Cultura "Rafael Uribe Uribe"
My travelling companions

South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape February 16th 2010

Bus 5491 to Medellin "‘We went through the guard rail. Everybody up top was screaming,’ the 14-year-old said in a telephone interview from his home in Vancouver, Washington. 'I had no idea what was going on until we impacted. The first 20 minutes of the trip, we're flying down a dirt road going about 75 or 80 miles per hour,' he said. ‘I opened the window to show my friend Mark, and we were both wide-eyed, going like, 'Wow!’ The teenager's spleen was removed and surgeons repaired his perforated stomach and punctured lung after the crash on a narrow, winding highway. His mother suffered more than a dozen broken bones, shattered when the seats broke free and sailed through the cabin. Her other son helped her from the wreckage." The Washington Post, April 9, 2006. ... read more

South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape December 28th 2008

Guatape lake system Piedra del Penol, the big rock with a summit of 200m and 702 steps. ... read more


South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape July 7th 2008

I am in love with Antioquia. Ok, first I will begin with Friday. Friday was mine and Sascha's first day teaching by ourselves. We taught the older kids in the morning, organized and planned our behinds off, and then we each had really long one on one lessons in the afternoon. I worked with Luisa, who is a wonderfully kind and cooperative 13 year-old with striking green eyes that you cannot help but get drawn into. During this lesson, I would say that Luisa taught me as much Spanish as I taught her English, and we developed a trust and a relationship through laughing and being patient with each other. After our day was over, I hung out at the foundation for about an hour. During that hour, Leidy, a 7 year-old, came over and sat ... read more
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South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape June 12th 2008

Epa danoi, Colombiatik, Cartagenan lurreratu eta bertan herrialde ikusgarri eta zoragarri hontaz gozatu dugu. Bidaian ikusi ditudan emakumerik ederrenak, jende irekiena eta desfaserik handiena topatu dugu bertan. Gure hostala, kale jendetxu eta bizi batean zegoen, gamelu eta pertsonaiaz beteta. Juerga ederra egin genuen aspaldiko partez... Cartagenatik Medellinera joan ginen autobusean, heldu eta terminal ondoko errekan... gizon bat hilda aurkitu genuelarik!!! eskuak atzekaldean lotuta errekara bota zuten... Lehen impresio gogorra Kolombiako hiri famatu hontakoa, Pablo Escobarren gotorleku. Bertatik Honda herri txikira eta Bogotara joan ginen, prisaka. Andeetan gora eta behera, lehen bide bildurgarri eta arriskutxuak egin genituen, karretera ikusgarriak benetan. Kolombia, herri aurreratua iruditu zait, barnealdean ere kotxe onak, kristoneko bizikletak eta jendea garagardo... read more

South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape November 4th 2007

After leaving Salento in the early hours we headed off towards the city of Medellin. Again yet another endless windy road was our path and again we were witness to amazing scenery as we made our way north. It seemed today that the hills were even greener, steeper and more magical then I had seen before in Colombia. By this time my patience for taking long bus rides was waining and with 2 hours to go to Medellin I couldn't sit still in my seat, so when we did arrive on the city outskirts I was pretty damned happy. Medellin is situated in in a valley and surrounded by lush mountains that also harbour quaint pueblos or towns. The town was founded in 1675 and in it's early days consisted mostly of individual haciendas that later ... read more

South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape October 4th 2007

The following day we took a bus to a small town outside of Medellin called Guatape. It was about 1.5 hour ride long. Guatape is a lake community with beautiful homes, small farms and big rock call El Penol, which is a 200 feet and it stands out. Guatape was once a home for Pablo Escobar and his whole Medellin Cartel. After Pablo Escobars death, the FARC spread their operations into this area. Later on the Colombian government sent troops to drive the FARC and the rest guerrilla forces back to the dense forest. There are soldiers around to keep the area safe for the people and tourists. We rode on horses, hiked up the El Penol. It was about 650 stairs. As you can see from my photos, the view was very beautiful. We had ... read more
on top of El Penol
Lunch at El Penol

South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape May 28th 2007

Guatape South America » Colombia » Medellin » Guatape By MickB May 28th 2007.... read more
around the town
pimp my ride!
El Penon

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