I'm very sad to say that the best meal i had during y month in Medellin was burger and chips at Chef Burger. No discussions, came out on the absolute top. This place had amazing service, great atmosphere and a couple of tables set up in the way that it was perfect for a meal for one. I had the Mexican which came with lettuce, guacamole, cheese, jalapeños, two sauces on the side and some beans on the side. I choose chips as a side, you can also do wedges or cheesy chips or nothing. Both the burgers and chips are made from scratch at the restaurant and the chips even have the skin of the potato left. It all was soon good.
Price: COP 18 900/ EUR 5/ USD 5.50 only had water to drink
Where: Circular 76 Laureles
Would i go back: Without hesitation
Today I set out to walk up the 740 stairs to get to the top of Piedra de el Peñón which is one of the have to do things when visiting Guatape. More on Guatape in another post. Let's focus on Piedra de el Peñón. This is one big rock in the middle of lots of lakes. To get to the top you have to climb 740 steps of stairs. The views are amazing when you get to the top as you can imagine, so well worth the climb. And no, before you ask if there is a elevator or escalator, there is not. You do get to pay a fee of COP 15000/ 4 Euro/ USD 4.50 to climb the stairs though!!!
So this post might be more about me my exercise at the best outdoor gym in Medellin and how pissy my mood can be when not running. But i will include some cultural differences going to the gym here compared to in Europe or at least the countries i have experience going to the gym to. Be warned, will also include marijuana talk:)
In an earlier post I wrote about Medellin being the first place in the world that has introduced gondolas, Metrocable, as public transport. A genius idea in my opinion. What Medellin also has done is to install outdoor escalators in what use to be and still is, one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods, Comuna 13. So is it safe to visit Comuna 13 or is this a bad idea?
The normal reaction when i told people i was leaving work to go traveling for about a year was "oh I'm so jealous", followed with the reaction "but what will you do when you come back", then followed with the question "but how will you pack for a whole year?!". Yes good question, what do you pack for a year travel??? How to reduce the amount of clothes taking up kind of two wardrobes and how to reduce the amount of shoes I'm used to?? I knew it had to be done, i also love the fact that some of you admitted that you would not be able to do a "trip" like this due to the limited amount of belongings you can bring! I'm only 3 soon 4 weeks in and so far so good:)
I have never really been someone that enjoy doing guided tours together with a big group. But I read so much good about the Free Walking tour with Real City Tours, www.realcitytours.com, that i thought why not give it a try. After all i do have over a month in this city. Here are my thoughts:
I decided that it was time for a career break. So handed in my notice to the company who I worked with for the last ten years. It's time to pack my bag and depart from Amsterdam which been my home town for the last 4.5 years. -"Amsterdam, it's not you it's me and I need a break!". Read more
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