Lazy Sunday in Medellin
Medellin Travel Blog› entry 5 of 12 › view all entries
November 15th, 2009 – by: alexindc
I sat at parque Poblado for a while, and then set off for the metro. The walk is all downhill from there, which is nice.
Today I got off at San Antonio.
Next, I went to Parque de la Luz. This park has a forest of 25m poles of light, along with a bamboo forest right in the middle. It is situated across from the old train station and the Antioquia and Medellin government buildings.
Next stop was the parque de Los pies descalzos. It's just a nice relaxing place to chill for a while. Plus for nerds like me, the EPM building is an amazing sight to behold. I wish there was a way I could tour that thing. It's supposed to be the most computerized building in world, I think.
Then it was time to head home to do some laundry. I spotted the metro station Cisneros, so I started to walk there, making it as far as the other side of the awesome looking pedestrian suspension bridge that went over the highway. The other side looked very seedy, with many shirtless vagrants down one street and many rough looking people all over the industrial-looking street a block over. I gave in to my instincts and turned around to walk to metro station Alpujarra; it was an extra 4 blocks, but those blocks are heavily policed as they go by the government buildings.
I returned to the hotel the same way I went, only this time the walk from metro Poblado to parque Poblado was uphill. On the way up I stopped at an Exito. I would compare it to a Wal-Mart or K-Mart.
When I arrived at parque Poblado I found that Poblado avenue was still closed! Can't beat that. So I had another nice walk back to the hotel.
After laundry I decided I wanted to see the famous El Tesoro. So I hopped a cab that took me high up into the Poblado hills. And I was not expecting what I found. Quite literally this is the largest mall I have ever been to. Ala Moana in Honoloulu is an ant compared to this place, at least it seems that way. And the surprise: the best view is not at any fancy resturaunt, but at freakin Burger King. pictures to come.
What will the rest of today hold? Who knows? That's the thing about medellin, there's so much to do that you can just take it as it comes. Esta ciudad: la me gusta!
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