City of Medellin

City of Medellin

Medellin Part 1 This short story about my visit to Medellin starts in the middle of the night at 1 pm at the airport in Rio Negro. My flight from Cartagena got delayed by one hour and forty minutes but luckily we got a free bag of chips and a soda as compensation. I...
THEY ARE PAISAS!

THEY ARE PAISAS!

  People from London hardly ever say they are from UK. They are from London. The same story happens to people from States. They are never from States, they are from California, Ohio, Texas etc…And I think people from Medellin will follow this...

Cycling to Medellin

Cycling to Medellin involves alot of up, up and ups and down, down and downs. Then more UP!! The road to Medellin wound its way through the Cordillera, beckoning me to push on. Finally arriving in the mountains north of the city felt like coming home. Although an...
GOING DUTCH

GOING DUTCH

HALLO COLOMBIA! Voor veel mensen is dit Zuid-Amerikaanse land vooral bekend als het land van Pablo Escobar en de daarbij behorende drugsmaffia, maar Colombia is ook het land van tropische stranden, de Amazone, salsa en een waanzinnig gastvrije bevolking. Vraag elke...
Where to get a tattoo in Medellin

Where to get a tattoo in Medellin

Arriving at the airport in Rio Negro, I wandered around unsure of what the next step was. Embarrassed by my Spanish I decided to follow a group of people onto a bus that was headed to what I hoped was the city center. The sun slowly set and the lights of the city...
EXPERIENCING A FOOTBALL GAME IN MEDELLIN

EXPERIENCING A FOOTBALL GAME IN MEDELLIN

Being a sport fan it was a must that I experience a football game in a South American country. As an Australian I have yet to experience the passion that I normally see on TV from the South American or European football fans.  My time in Medellin provided me my first...