Medellin after the rain – city of year round Spring?

Medellin after the rain.

After the rain comes stunning natural phenomenon. Streets blanketed with fluorescent petals, like a carpet for the Gods. Palm trees like poodles wet ears, dripping and forlorn.

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Shopping Malls in Medellin: 5 impressive must see shopping centres.

You've seen Narcos and a documentary on Escobar, you may have heard of the FARC and enjoy a Colombian deep roast, maybe you vaguely know of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you’ve shaken hips to Shakira, are aware of the biodiversity, of the architecture of Cartagena (even the Obama bodyguard scandal). But you probably know very little more than this and nothing that prepares you for the Malltastic reality of modern, metropolitan Medellin!

Our 1st Medellin breakout – get a great finca this weekend!

...why not bust out of Medellin, hire a finca (country retreat) for the weekend? Here’s how and where to go?

Guatapé – El Peñón, 740 steps (a blooming big rock!) Colombia

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You drive from Medellín to Guatapé, along winding roads.  2 hours stuck behind diesel spewing trucks, that make you realise how infrastructure holds back development. At last the giant rock, el Penol de Guatapé. Then finally, rising over the brow of a hill, after passing many a narcos former hide-out, you see the giant rock, el … Continue reading Guatapé – El Peñón, 740 steps (a blooming big rock!) Colombia