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My Quick Tour of Medellin

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Colombia, Motorcycle Vagabonding, South America | Comments Off on My Quick Tour of Medellin

January 31, 2010 We walked to the train station Which is the public transport system. For $1 we rode all the way to where the the MetroCable connect and took the cable cars up up and above the city. Medellin was promoting cleanliness, and let me tell you: It is the cleanest City I have every been in, and I am usually a harsh critic of cities. It is DEFINITELY cleaner than NY City–we could learn a lot from these folks!!! Medellin is the former drug capital of Colombia, but it seemed pretty tranquilo from my vantage point. Other travelers reported having a really good time there. My buddy Adolfo and I. Our hosts Jose and Patricia. The cable cars DO take you over the poorest sections of the City…but the views are s-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r! A mural I saw from...

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First days in Colombia

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Colombia, Motorcycle Vagabonding, South America | 2 comments

January 29, 2010 I admit I had a rough start to traveling in Colombia. I thoroughly enjoyed Central America, and had had the thought just before crossing over “why not just spend the second half of my trip touring back up to the USA–save South America for another trip, and this way I”ll have my way cool Twisted Bike back in the States for riding this summer…” It was also a big leap intellectually and physically–I mean, in South America is so faaaaaaaaaaaaaaar, and not so easy to turn around and just go home. Plus I confess to a certain excitement AND trepidation as I cross a border and head off into another unknown. (Every country has it’s own accent, customs, driving tempo, foods, people, moods, etc. It takes some adjustment to the new rules of travel every time...

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