Santa Fe De Antioquia – why it’s a must see?

Santa Fe De Antioquia - architectural gem, step back in time and visit the colonial capital of Antioquia. 1.5 hrs from Medellín and well worth a visit.

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Cost of Food in Medellin – the 10$ USD Grocery Shop.

receipt supermarket food vegetables fruit shopping Colombia Medellin

It’s been either eat out, takeaways on the Uber App, or settle for ranchero chorizo (sausages) eggs, arepa (flat bread) and avocado.....until now that is!

Medellín Metro Public Transport: Getting Around town.

Transport- get out there on Medellin’s amazingly efficient public transport system, more akin to Switzerland than South America!

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!

Comuna 13 Medellin – Little Boy Grabs Cop’s Hand

something beautiful happened a little boy said "mummy mummy I want to shake the policeman's hand" and without further a do, he made bee line for the nearest militiaman, armed to the teeth ....see what happened next

Easter: Gorgeous Semana Santa food (April 19),Medellin, Colombia.

..I was swinging there thinking, I need to grow a pair and chill out ....musing on whether I would pass the SAS training and swiftly concluding epic fail, if this "white noise" terror was used in the capture simulation....

7 great things about #Medellín #Colombia…

what are the 7 best things about Medellín living?

MetroCable Medellin – fast metal piñatas.

El Metrocable - Why don't they shoot at us ...ain't it intrusive ...what do they think of us ...would you be able to do this above Rio De Janeiro, home to the Little Zeh of Cidade de Deus ...I don't think so? Unless you wanted to be a gondola piñata, pot shots for gangs at war with the cops below.

Bogotá Bad Medellín Good – what’s wrong with Bogotá?

... wanted to love Bogotá but, beyond the obvious advantage of scale, employment and institutional importance.  It feels like a reluctant melting pot where most are there by necessity, rather than choice...:

Get out of the Poblado bubble (Belén: safe, central and relatively affordable) #Colombia

El Poblado makes sense when you are first checking out Medellin but once you get comfortable there are other areas that make viable alternatives and offer great value for money...

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