• Day11

    Medellín - nice to meet you!

    August 2, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    After a rough and short night we rewarded us with a colorful breakfast full of vitamins at „Betty’s Bowls“ in the middle of hip Poblado. 🥑🥭🍉🍌

    To get a better overview of Medellín and to get to know the city we are going to stay in for the next couple of days, we booked a Free Walking Tour with the amazing guide „Pablo not Pedro“. The passion he put into his stories and the way he showed us his city was incredible and we really enjoyed every second of this 4-hour tour! Thank you, Pablo (not Pedro).🕵🏽‍♂️

    3 interesting things about Medellín:

    ✔️ The Metro has a deep cultural meaning and is a symbol of hope to the people, because it was a branch to hold on to, while all the bad stuff happened in the 90s. That is the reason why today - still - nobody even tries to ruin, scratch, spray or destroy any part of the whole metro complex.🚊

    ✔️ The transformation is real. Buildings of crime became the headquarters of education. Symbol of fears got rebuild and the society really figured out, that education has the power to change things to a better.📚

    ✔️ Why are Colombians so happy, although all this bad things happened in the past? - Colombian people have a bad collective memory and decided to forget everything bad that happened to them and look forward to new things.☀️
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