Finally landed...

Colombia Travel Blog

 › entry 4 of 17 › view all entries
Second day in Medellin. Metro Cable.

I arrived yesterday evening in Medellin. Pietro, a friend's brother, picked me up at the airport. Tonight he took me around a bit in the city. He wanted me to see the Metro. There are several lines in the metro and one line goes up the mountains on a metrocable. We took the cable all the way and stopped a couple of times to check out the area. The system is unbelievable. The metro was incredibly clean and smooth. It is apparent that the people of Medellin are very proud of their metro system. The city is well gaurded. There are patrol people for the metro, patrol people for public spaces, the police, etc. So far, I've had no problem. The people are very nice, but it is a big city and tons of people.

Overlooking San Antonia area.
Much bigger and faster paced than I thought. I'm a little worried about the spanish, but I'm picking it up slowly.....very slowly. I still can't believe I'm here. It still seems like a dream. I am anxious to get to business, but still trying to remind myself that I need to take it easy and enjoy the ride.

I will be attending the ecovillage convergence in January at Aldeafeliz. I'm very excited and it looks like I will be able to either stay there or at the Darien Foundation to volunteer. I'm enjoying the city, but really want to get to the heart of why I'm here.

I am overwhelmed about how developed and lush so many areas are. There are some very poor areas I saw from the metrocable, but I haven't wandered around a lot yet. I'm a little nervous about it, but I can't stay couped in the hostel forever. Only my second day here and I think I have to conquer it all in one day.

The hostel is also quite nice for hostels anyways. Great system of internet and beer! How much better can life get?

vances says:
I admire your pursuit. If you are bound for the Middle East some day, you might find this of interest --->
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jan/30/carbonemissions.climatechange#box
Posted on: Jan 31, 2008
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Second day in Medellin. Metro Cabl…
Second day in Medellin. Metro Cab…
Overlooking San Antonia area.
Overlooking San Antonia area.
Alumbrado de luz. The whole river …
Alumbrado de luz. The whole river…
Pietro. Cuttie tour guide who feel…
Pietro. Cuttie tour guide who fee…
Random. Space cowgirl stopped in A…
Random. Space cowgirl stopped in …
My first Spanish teacher. :) He wo…
My first Spanish teacher. :) He w…