Pablo, Pirates and Ron - Colombia part 2


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October 5th 2015
Published: October 26th 2015
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So I left you in the last blog with our arrival in the ‘City of Eternal Spring’, Medellín, arriving late and exhausted from a long day’s travel meant we were not quite in a fit state to deal with hectic and unexpected chaos of Saturday night in the Zona Rosa. After a good night’s sleep we were feeling a bit more equipped to deal with anything the city might throw at us. After a hearty br... Read Full Entry



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Nice one ColombiaNice one Colombia
Nice one Colombia

They have a bad habit of putting an ugnly building on top of a beautiful place...
Fake lakeFake lake
Fake lake

but oh so pretty
Phew, made it to the topPhew, made it to the top
Phew, made it to the top

A nice reminder of how many steps you have just climbed, good practice for La Ciudad Perdida later in the holiday.
One last shotOne last shot
One last shot

You get an amazing 360 degree view from the top
Sticks out like a...Sticks out like a...
Sticks out like a...

I'll let you decide what it looks like
Colourful GuatapéColourful Guatapé
Colourful Guatapé

Colombians love their colour and Guatapé was a beautiful town painted in such bright hues.
Baa!Baa!
Baa!

Zócalos of Guatapé, many houses have these scuplted designs on their house to represent their profession or local stories.
They must have guessed we were comingThey must have guessed we were coming
They must have guessed we were coming

Or they just know we Brits have a love of sheep as well
Gotta love a planeGotta love a plane
Gotta love a plane

Clearly one of my favourites being a bit of a sad plane spotter
Back to MedellínBack to Medellín
Back to Medellín

The rather large Headquarters of Bancolombia in the left of the picture
Pueblito PaisaPueblito Paisa
Pueblito Paisa

Yet more fake Colombian, a miniature version of a typical Antioquian township in the middle of the city at Cerro Nutibara
Flores!Flores!
Flores!

A close up of what they were carrying in the festival the previous weekend, nice to get a close up.
Adios Medellin, mucho gusto!Adios Medellin, mucho gusto!
Adios Medellin, mucho gusto!

One last view down the valley, a surprising city, I'm glad I visted
Here be Pirates!Here be Pirates!
Here be Pirates!

Arrhh! The streets of Cartagena, lined with Pieces of Eight
Colourful CartagenaColourful Cartagena
Colourful Cartagena

The beautiful streets are painted in many vivid colours, get ready for a few examples...
Great GetsemaniGreat Getsemani
Great Getsemani

The less touristy area of the old city, full of pirates still, arrh!
Ron? Ron? Are you there?Ron? Ron? Are you there?
Ron? Ron? Are you there?

The famous Bar Havana in Gestemi, just watch out for that naughty Ron



16th November 2015

Pleasant surprises
It is always fun when visiting a city changes the pre-conceived notions you had about a place. Sounds like a lively and complex city. Enjoyed your blog.

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