April 6: Medellin and San Jeronimo
Medellin is a big city in a valley surrounded by mountains, there's a lot of constructions all around but the consistent use of bricks makes it look good. The weather as expected is lovely, no wonder this is the city of the eternal spring!
Metro to El Poblado, the area of town with more hostels, restaurants and nightlife. Everything is closed because it's a festive day. We visit the Black Sheep Hostel and after talking with the friendly owner we quickly realize that it's going to be very quiet all weekend. There's no reason to stay here now and we decide to visit a Finca in the mountains that friends of ours are renovating and in need of help.
Metro back to bus station, bus to San Jeronimo $4, 1hr. We are in the mountains, beautiful landscape. Lunch in the main square, full of locals enjoying the holiday. A group of street musician plays great tango. Grocery and tuc tuc ride up the mountain to get to Finca San Sebastian. 30min of unpaved road uphill on a three wheel vehicle made me quite worry at some point, but the Finca is gorgeous, the people very nice, swimming pool with view, and there's Mila, an adorable 2 month old kitten... and there are hot showers!
Nice chats over dinner and tango music in the background.
10/1/2013 11:42:38 am
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