Category Archives: Medellin, Colombia

Pablo Escobar Tour

We did the Lonely Planet recommended tour of multiple sites including buildings that got bombed to where Pablo was killed to his grave site.

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Final home of 44 year old Pablo Escobar where he was shot climbing out the back window
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Most visited grave in South America after Eva Peron.
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Pablo Escobar Tour Flyer in the Paisa hostel Medellin

The tour guide concluded with that  there is more business now than during Colombia’s 50 years violence when 100s of thousands of people were killed every year. The seat of global distribution has been shifted to Mexico, where a violent era is in progress.

His was the only grave in this strict, private cemetary allowed special concessions of his favorite Miami palms and decorative rocks.

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Medellin, Colombia

Despite our Medellin hosts not having hot shower water, slow Internet, and the public toilets not having the lids I’ve been accustomed to my entire life, I enjoyed Colombia’s beautiful landscape, access to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans combined with traditional grazing and abundant tropical fruits plus extremely favorable exchange rates.

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Restaurants, movies, and travel were less than a third the prices of any other major US city. Movies were 2-4 dollars with a bottle of water costing another dollar at the concession. Buses and rail were about 60 cents a ride. Taxis cost a few dollars for quick trips to get off our feet for a few minutes.

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Medellin is not the big apple, but I've seen many New York shirts here.
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Park of Lights
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Only one other horse statue in Medellin, Bolivar.
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Medellin malls and movies
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The other end of the multi horse statue

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Many Medellin motorcycles
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Restored classic
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Medellin Botanical Gardens
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Botero Sculpture Garden and Museum
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Bed Bath and Barrel, a tribute rip-off