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Soy de Verde! The view of the Sur

So here i sit after nearly three weeks in Medellin.  After 7 months of hostel living I lived in a cool apartment right opposite uni with a lovely brother and sister (Nicolas and Catalina) where I didn`t have to boil water in a frying pan, eat cereal with a fork or sleep in a dorm full of 10 smelly guys (although that does have it`s advantages sometimes!).  I have been to two Nacional games and am officially "verde" in Medellin.  I´ve survived three weekends, consumed more aguardiente than most Colombians and watched incredible live Salsa and Tango.  I´ve also have graduated uni for after a two week intesnive Spanish programme where i know my "fui" from "estuvimos" and Prenombres complemento indirecto from directos.

Tango with Juan David
 I`ve also taken Tango classes at Dance AS Academia for $19,500 a lesson (that`s 6 GBP for an hour!) and can actually dance a rather good Tango, even if i say so myself!

Medellin´s reputation in Western news does it little justice (what is absolutely true is that the women are STUNNING!) but any traveller will tell you it´s one of the coolest cities around.  From Parque Lleras to Parque Poblado, the salsa and tango clubs of the centro and not forgetting the fact it´s home to Botero, the city has everything you could need.  I am completely taken.  

It´s always hard to sum up a city in words so i´ll let the pictures do the talking, it´s been a great few weeks with amazing people and experiences.  Here´s some of them ...

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Soy de Verde!  The view of the Sur
Soy de Verde! The view of the Sur
Tango with Juan David
Tango with Juan David
Estoy en Eafit ... estudie espanol
Estoy en Eafit ... estudie espanol
Central Medellin
Central Medellin
Botero statues in central Medellin
Botero statues in central Medellin
Parque Poblado by night
Parque Poblado by night
Parque Lleras
Parque Lleras
Vodka anyone?
Vodka anyone?
Techno, techno, techno with Grant …
Techno, techno, techno with Grant…
Seb smuggling rum into Estadio!
Seb smuggling rum into Estadio!
Everyone say Gangster
Everyone say "Gangster"
Hitting the town with Seb, Will an…
Hitting the town with Seb, Will a…
Donde es la fiesta?
Donde es la fiesta?
Aguardiente in the park .... when …
Aguardiente in the park .... when…
Nicolas and Catalina
Nicolas and Catalina
Medellin
photo by: caliphil007