|modern metro clean and safe|
|cable cars serving the steep less affluent regions|
|not rich but the people seemed happy even with all that rain|
|free enterience for all|
|staple food of Colombia deep fried empanadas, filled with rice, potatoes chicken or beef|
|just one of the countless modern shopping centres|
|closest I will get to Ana|
|normal day in Medellin|
|the death of Escobar|
If you mention art in Medellin usually its accompanied by Fernando Botero, his work is famous for its fullness or chubby which makes his work a joy to look at and ponder about how he can make everything look fat? From people, animals and even objects all appear fully bodied. We really had fun looking at his works and loved the countless masterpieces he donated to the Museo de Antioquia.
As for accommodations we stayed at 3 different hostels 1st was a Korean place that only cost $8 each plus they cooked some much needed Korean food for us plus they gave us drinks. Pretty sweet deal but they had no secure parking, not clean at all and the owners drink til they fall asleep so we only stayed one night. 2nd place was at Arcadia hostel, very hard to find home converted to hostel in the Poblado zone, with expensive restaurants, bars, clubs and shops this is the centre of nightlife in Medellin. We got a private room with shared bath for $22 a night, place was new but not well maintained. Owner never cleaned up after himself contrary to his own signs and sometimes would have guest up all night making noise in the common area and our room was right beside, one good thing they had one parking space indoor but I had to clean up alittle for the van to fit in. After 9 days we had enough and left for the Ram hostel down the crazy steep hill its better located, well run, parking, pool and very cool guest, everyone saying loved it and so did we. $15 p/p for a dorm bed would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Medellin.