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Medellin’s Free Walking Tour- The beautiful, the ugly, the scars

May 26, 2015
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Yearning, come to my country, see my beautiful people, shake our hands, take our hugs, see past my scars and know I haven’t been completely in charge of the history that was put in front of me but here I am, showing you the good, the bad, my city Medellin.  This was my interpretation of our tourist guide’s feelings as he walked us through his city. We went on the Real City Walking Tour and we’re toured by Hernan. We started at the Alpurjarra metro station with a group of 20 people and made our way to the Antioquia Railway.…

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Colombia, Reviews

The Heart of the City- Hotel Casa Galeria

June 3, 2015
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Located in the heart of La Candeleria on the historical Calle del Embudo (Street of the Funnel) is Hotel Casa Galeria, a quaint yellow and purple hotel. We were hosted by Jaenet the owner and heard of her love of history and culture. The hotel is small and intimate and very homey. The brightly painted courtyards had hammocks for relaxing and joined up with a coffee shop at the front. While we passed other rooms towards ours we felt each one had a unique feel to it. Given the fact that this building had a lot of restrictions due to…

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Colombia, Reviews

Prado 61 Guesthouse a hidden gem in Medellin

May 22, 2015
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We checked into 61 Prado Guesthouse for our last couple nights and were hosted by Lucas and his incredible staff. We were checked in after on a day trip to Guatape and were welcomed by Julie who also cooked our fabulous white sauce chorizo and asparagus pasta on our first night.  Immediately we were charmed by the local neighborhood which was much different than our stay at the more popular El Poblado area. The dim lit common areas and music in the background created a romantic atmosphere. It was quiet when we came in and we spent time on the rooftop…

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