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Colombia

Done traveling for a while

Done traveling for a while

After a long adventurous 16 month backpacking around the world I finally decided to settle down in one place for a while. I came to Medellin last year and really fell in love with the place. I love the latin culture, cool all year around Spring weather, declining crime rate, free public facilities and much more. The internet connection is fast and stable. I think this will be a great place to setup my base and focus on some work for now. Read my other blog posts on Medellin – Back to Medellin Medellin Transformation

Back to Medellin, Colombia

Back to Medellin, Colombia

Back to my favorite city in the world. This time I am going to stay here for a couple of months. Medellin has a lot to offer. All the activities in the sports stadiums (Inder Deportes) are free including the gymnasium, soccer and tennis lessons, swimming pools etc. The city wide biking system (encicla) is absolutely free. Of course you have to return the bike every hour but you can take another one immediately. Biking in Medellin is much better than in NYC. You have dedicated bike path which allows one to bike without any intrusion from other traffic. Plus…

Medellin Transformation

Medellin Transformation

An Upstart city about to take off What…you went to Colombia? Isn’t it dangerous? Are you missing an organ now? You went to make deals with a drug cartel? I have come across many people during my travels this year, both fellow travelers and locals. Just a mere mention of Colombia to them immediately stirs up the stereotypical fear of drug infested, unlawful country that has nothing to offer but cheap drugs and sex. When a country goes through such a dramatic period in history filled with drug overlords with extravagant luxury, bodyguards and sophisticated drug supply chains and power…

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