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.
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.
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!
Transport- get out there on Medellin’s amazingly efficient public transport system, more akin to Switzerland than South America!
This beautiful, intriguing and beguiling country is a photographer's dream, were I to have any talent I would be in celluloid heaven....
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!
The Comuna13 dance group takes in former gang members and gives them an outlet, income, identity and belonging beyond the brutal street binary of plata o plomo (lead or silver).
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
Snipers shooting down into MEDELLIN hits on rival gangs until recently this was a notorious no go zone.
..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....
A poem is not needed when you have Sky buckets and metro queues, sultry chicas and graffiti blues...
If your alternative is to work 60 hour weeks for the minimum wage, with no job security, then you’d best get your hustle on....
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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.
Errrrr....you have you been watching too much Netflix, it's time to debunk the stereotypes!
get your freak on and go native in the kitchen
... The Paisa are known for being entrepreneurial and hard working so it's only natural they breakfast accordingly...all for only $2.59 U$D!!!
... 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...:
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...
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