February 25, 2008 GMT
DAY 28 - Medellin


We are now in Medellin or Metrallin as some call it (metralladora in spanish=machine gun), we arrived at night and the city lights made for an awesome view. The city is also known as the city of eternal spring. A coffee is 650 pesos to use the toilet it's 850 pesos.
I already purchased the bus tickets for Bogota, $50000 pesos, departing at 22 hours and the trip will take 9 hours.

Shorty and i took the metro (a return ticket is 2500 pesos + to leave the bags at the bus terminal, 3000 pesos) and got off in the city at the statue plaza "plaza de las estatuas". At the plaza we caught a 9 am bus tour, since it was just the two of us, other than the guide and the driver, i requested the guide not say anything unless we asked a question, all in vain though as they both proceeded to relate the history of the city through stereo speakers.
We visited several spots, for example the 'cerro' which has magnificent views of the city. After midday we were dropped back off in the city where we just hung around, had lunch, and caught up on emails. I put the photos on a dvd and now i am waiting for the bus to Bogota.

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In this last photo, behind me, is the airport where Carlos Gardel died from the plane crash.

SAME TEXT HERE IN SPANISH: Dia 28……………………Lunes 25

Estamos en Medillin o metrallin como lo llaman, entramos oscuro con todas las luces en la ciudad se veía impresionante, (La ciudad de primavera Eterna) un café 650.00 pesos para ir al baño 850.00. Ya compre los pasajes para esta noche a Bogota 50.000.00 para las 22 horas y lleva 9 horas.
Nos tomamos el metro por ida y vuelta por 2.500.00 dejamos los bolsos por 3.000.00 cada uno por 24 horas y llegamos al medio de la ciudad a la plaza de las estatuas. Esperamos un tour a las 9 (Info de la Terminal). Eramos solo nosotros dos mas el chaufer y la guia que le pedi que no dijera nada, solo si le preguntabamos, no sirvio de nada los dos, a estereo, toda la historia que en 1800….y esto y lo otro, visitamos varios lugares, fuimos a un cerro con vistas espectaculares de la ciudad, después de mediodia nos dejaron en el centro y vagamos un poco, comimos, Internet, hice un dvd con las fotos y aquí estamos esperando el bus para Bogota

Posted by Hugo Albini at February 25, 2008 11:15 PM GMT

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