Summary of the rest of the trip
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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!