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El Peñon de Guatape  
   

El Peñon de Guatape

Medellin

September 27th 2014
We arrived into Medellin on the night bus from San Gil and checked into a Kiwi owned hostel, The Black Sheep. As our beds were not ready we decided to go off and explore. Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia and used to be the most violent city in the world due mainly to the drug cartels (Pablo Escobar's turf) and gangs. This situation has improved in recent years and we felt safe whil ... read more
South America » Colombia » Medellin

Colombian Flag 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
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17th October 2014

Medellin or Guatape?
Medellin sounds pretty interesting with lots of great spots to visit, but Guatape, its tiles and El Penon seem like heavenly retreats from the big city. I could even imagine staying there instead and visiting Medellin.
17th October 2014

I think the area around Guatape would be fantastic for exploring on a bike but unfortunately we didn't get the chance. We did see a few places to stay in Guatape when we were there and there were also lots of choices for eating.

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