Summary of the rest of the trip

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The house where Pablo Escobar was killed. As this is someone's private residence, we were very discreet about taking pictures.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), I was just too busy having a blast in Medellin to keep up this blog.  But, here is a summary of some things that went on during my last four days in South America:

-Palm Tree Hostel - what a place! Nice middle class neighborhood, behind the largest Exito in town, three blocks from the Metro.  And what an interesting cast of characters.
-Carrera 70 - Salsa clubs!  All we could do was watch, utterly fascinated.  The Colombians make it look so easy!
-Pablo Escobar's house...or the house where he was killed.  You're not supposed to do this while in Medellin, but you can walk to it from Palm Tree, so a few of us snuck over there one morning.
-El Peñon de Guatape - and the trip there.  Met up with Raul from Travbuddy in Envigado and had a wonderful Colombian breakfast with his Aunt and Uncle.  Then had some of his friends drive us out to this big rock...after stopping for beer at a roadside stand on the way there.  Drank beer all the way up, at the top, all the way down, and then stopped at a few more roadside stands on the way out, and at a roadside eatery where we had Bandeja Paisa.

Now, I am back in the old US of A...where in Washington it is cold, windy and miserable!

All in all...I can't recommend Medellin and Quito enough!

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The house where Pablo Escobar was …
The house where Pablo Escobar was…
A return visit to Cerro Nutibara. …
A return visit to Cerro Nutibara.…
El Peñon de Guatape
El Peñon de Guatape
View from the top of El Peñon de …
View from the top of El Peñon de…
Top of the world (or El Peñon de …
Top of the world (or El Peñon de…
Bandeja Paisa
Bandeja Paisa
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