Botero and Booze in Medellin March 21st 2009 Day 721 (20.03.09)
Once a no-go city on the travel itinerary for Colombia due to it's major role in the Cocaine trade, recent years have seen Medellin receive a major clean-up (including a public scheme where weapons could be traded for musical instruments) and it now features on most travellers' lists of places to visit.
Arriving into the city at the crack of dawn, we stopped in at a local ... read more
South America » Colombia » Medellin Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
We are having the mother of all honeymoons - our dream trip around the world taking in as many countries and experiences as possible. Taking the bold step with a serious career break we have now covered a huge distance seeing some of the world’s treasures and meeting interesting and likeminded people along the way.
Mark and Chrissie
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