Big red city, old wet city & small and cozy village (Medellin, Cartagena & Taganga)


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December 28th 2010
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...and more lights....
10. dec - 17. dec

(english version below)

Prispela v Medellin in sla direktno v hostel Kiwi, ki so nama ga priporocili mnogi in je res "cool", biljard miza, bazen in ful enih ljudi tako da se zur zacne ze takoj ko prides tja 😊. Cez dan sva se samo zapeljala z metrojem do gondole, ki ti da zelo hud razgled na mesto (no ce ze ni snega se pa saj po mestu z gondolo peleva). Fora je, da sploh nisva vedela kam te gondola pripelje tako da sva na koncu prispela v nek park z zipliningom, zurko lokalcev (salsa ob 13pm...zgleda da noben ne dela v Kolumbiji). Zvecer pa obvezna fiesta s celim hostlom.
Drug dan je pa Anja Urosu podarila bozicka in ga peljala v Explora muzej, ki je nek vrste interaktivni muzej z razlicnimi sobami (geografija, fizika, digital,...), kjer imas veliko enih zabavnih stvari za pocet. Sva mislila da bova tam samo kaksne 2-3 urce ampak sva na koncu ostala cel dan, hehe ... (je na koncu tud Anja ful uzivala😊
Kaksno urco iz Medellina je pa slavna skala El Peñol, blizu mesteca Guatape. El Peñol je ogromna skala sredi nizin in ko si na vrhu so razgledi SUPER!!! Nazaj grede sva se od skale do Guatape-ja odpeljala z party busom s samimi lokalci in je bila res zurka...staro in mlado plesalo na busu na komad "mueve tu colita"!!!! Izlet sva naredila v nedeljo, tako da je bil Guatape poln lokalcev, zurk (teli kolumbici ga res skozi plesejo) in pa ze sam po sebi je ful slikovit z barvnimi balkonci, promenado ob jezeru, ... Nazaj grede sva sla v Medellinu se na slavno Christmas promenado, kjer je res vse osvetljeno. Lucke povsod, milijon stantov s hrano, dedki mrazi in obvezni ziplining cez mnozico ljudi (teli kolumbijci imajo res radi ziplining 😊)
Predno sva sla na nocni bus za v Cartageno sva sla se v center Medellina, ki ni glih najlepsi kar sva jih videla - veliko enih zelo sumljivih ljudi, precej umazano ampak plaza Botero je bila vseeno super. Botero je umetnik, ki vse svoje like podebeli tako da so vsi kipi prav zanimivi.

Ko sva prispela v Cartagena pa popolnoma drugacen pogled ... poplave povsod, tako da smo se vozili po ene 20 cm vode, nalivi, veter, vsa kanalizacija zunaj, skratka obup. Amaak ceprav je bil slab vreme je Cartagena se vedno res lepa
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surfing!!!
(historical part) in je tudi na UNESCO seznamu. Ulice res barvite, ozke, hudi balkoncki. Sla sva se do trdnjave San Felipe z veliko podzemnimi tuneli in razlgedom na Cartageno ter KONCO sva nasla CEVLJE za UROSA!!!! (glej sliko)
Zaradi vremena je Playa Blanca odpadla, tako da bo pocakala na drug dan in sva se zato kar odpravila proti Tagangi. Taganga je majhno ribisko mestece oz. vas zraven Santa Marte. Tam sva prezivela ene dva dni in medtem spoznala par iz Belgije, ki sta tudi hotela it do Tayrone in potem direktno naprej na Cabo de Vela - tako da smo se en, dva, tri zmenili da gremo skupaj, sli v shoping v Santo Marto kupit zalogo tune in ruma in se naselji dan odpravili novim dogodivscinam naproti!!

Lep pozdrav do prihodnjic, ko pridejo na vrsto ene najlepsih plaz kar sva jih videla😊))


(English version)

We arrived in Medellin and went directly to the really cool hostel with billiards table, hammock floor, pool on the roof and ful of people so that the party begins immediately when you get there😊. First day we spent riding the cable car that gives you a great view of the whole city. We didn't know where the ride stops so we went tll the end and ended up in a park with zip-lines and bunch of colombians having salsa party at 1pm (aperently nobody works in Colombia). In the evening it was reserved for the compulsory Fiesta with the whole hostel.
Next day Uros recieved a Christmas present and we went to the Explora museum which is a kind of interactive museum with a variety of rooms (geography, physics, digital ,...). It was written in the guide that is a paradise for kids and big fun for adults (since Uros is something in between it was perfect😊 We wanted to stay there for 2-3 hours but ended up staying the wjole day...having OH SO MUCH FUN!

A day-trip from Medellin is the famous rock El Peñol near the town of Guatape which has some superb views. On the way from the rock to the nearest town we caught a party bus with a bunch of locals - old and young all singing and dancing oto a song "mueve tu colita"😊 The town itself is very picturesque with colorful baconies and a walking promenade along the lake. Back in Medellin we
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went to the famous Christmas promenade with lights, lights and more lights😊
Last day in Medellin we dedicated to the city center...whick wann't really the most beautiful thing we've ever seen...whole bunch of weird people...but the placa de Botero was nice!

After a seriously cold night bus (again they love to put the air condition on 12 deg.) we arrived to Cartagena...changed the shoes into flip-flops, rolled up the pants and started almost swimming through the streets ... flooding everywhere, 20 cm water, rain, wind, all the sewage bursting out. Despite the bad weather Cartagena is still very beautiful (the historical part) and is also on the UNESCO list. The streets are really colorful, narrow with lots of balconies. We went up to Fort San Felipe with a lot of underground tunnels and views of the city and Uros even found shoes that fit him (see the photo).

Because of the weather, Playa Blanca was off so we left to the small fishing village of Taganga. There we spent two days relaxing and one while met a couple from Belgium, who also wanted to go to Tayrone park and then directly to the Cabo de Vela - so
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At least we had a cable car ride even though there's no snow
one, two, three we were off!

Till next time where we write about one of the the best beaches we've seen in our lives!

Anja & Uros


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trying to get to the view point
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FInd a "kid" in yourself
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Uros the explorer
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how is that possible???
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getting to know the centrifugal force
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I can finally seee my butt
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Are we hot or not???


29th December 2010
Medellin - christmas market

Wow amazing picture!

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