Those Medellin Kids!
Trip Start Aug 03, 2011
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Where I stayed
Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the New Zealand owner and took up residence in a spacious dorm - we also signed up for the hostel BBQ that was scheduled for that evening (the prospect of all you can eat meat being too much of a temptation particularly for two hungry Germans). I had decided that I could no longer cope without a camera and that I would use Sunday afternoon to head to the nearby shopping mall in search of a suitable electronics vendor.
After an enjoyable afternoon just strolling around, the four of us returned to the hostel having enjoyed donuts and with me in possession of a brand spanking new Canon Powershot Elph 300HS! That afternoon/evening we all just chilled out at the hostel and feasted on the meat mountain that was served up.
Next day, we four bold adventurers
We headed back into the centre of town to Plaza Botero where we admired the strangely wonderful bronze sculptures of Fernando Botero (possibly Medellins second most famous son after El Patron himself) before, on the recommendation of a slightly odd gentleman called William who appeared to be a something of a cross between Lord Bath and a tramp to a smashing restaurant where for 12,000 pesos (£4) we enjoy a delicious 3 course meal including beverage.
The afternoon was spent sat in a bar overlooking Plaza Botero, people watching (and my god there were some bizarre people) before we headed to the Museum De Antioquia (which somehow we managed to get in for free) to satisfy our desire for some culture.
On returning to the hostel, Martin and Matthias readied their bags - they were heading off to Peru whilst Edgar and I plotted our next move - . Amy and Shon from Impetus were in town and so we headed over to their hostel, Casa Kiwi, near the zona rosa for a few drinks and a catch up.