My favourite city in Colombia…Medellín. This crazy place is most certainly going to chew you up and spit you out. If you are not interested in partying into the early hours of the morning than I wouldn’t even consider visiting here.
If Colombia is changing its image of its old dark past (which it has) than Medellin is that little reminder of the craziness that existed here. Drugs, prostitutes and sleazy tourists litter every shady corner of this city, but do you know what? I loved every minute of it.
I was simply a spectator, watching this metropolitan city fly by a thousand miles per hour, and it would continue this way with or without my consent. To me it seemed more real than some of the other South American destinations I had been to just previously.
Dont even expect to see here on a budget. food and alcohol are seriously overpriced and accommodation isn’t on the cheap either. Get your budget and double it. If you scraping by on a shoestring, check out El Emparador for food; $10,000 COP for a starter, main and a juice. Unbeatable, and excellent quality food too.
Ultimate Tourist Review: ★★★☆☆ Recommended Days: 2/3
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