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Medellin, brief trip report

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Medellin, brief trip report

Here's a short trip report after a one-week stay in Medellin.

First, thanks to CDY and playa4u for their personal recommendations. Also thanks to

Bicks_medellin for his forum contributions: reading them was helpful.

I thought that the e-book from David at Medellin Living was helpful and well worth

$9.95. Much better than Lonely Planet.

Really liked:

Hotel Medellin Royal

Guaro shots and dancing at bars on La 70. Very fun and social. Skip Parque Lleras, too touristy and not very special.

Son Havana on Thursday night, live salsa band.

Salsa lessons from Paola at Academia Baila Latino (about $25/hour, well worth it)

Botero statues in el Centro and his artwork in el Museo de Antioquia

Strolling around el Centro (in the daytime) and eating street food there

Cable car trip to Parque Arvi, riding the free bikes around

Also, two-day side trip to Jardin (supposedly a secret, shhhh), staying at Hotel

Valdivia Plaza on the square, la Trucheria (fish your own trout and they'll

fry it for your lunch), and pizza at Cafe Europa

Although Medellin seemed short on tourist attractions, the week was made excellent

by the variety of things to do.

Medellin, Colombia
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1. Re: Medellin, brief trip report

Glad you enjoyed Medellin, Hotel Royal on La 70?

I agree on Lleras, we would go there when i needed a gringo fix once a month or so, watch some NFL eat some decent pizza and get a 2for 1 magarita, all things i can do pretty much anywhere in the US but tough to do in Medellin outside of Poblado/ Lleras.

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2. Re: Medellin, brief trip report

Sorry I didn't make it clear: Medellin Royal next to Santafe mall. tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297478-d111652…

Bogota, Colombia
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3. Re: Medellin, brief trip report

yes Jardin is a secret! not so much after letting the cat out of the bag... it was discovered... ;)

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