August 18, 2015

Colombia Medellin: City Highlights

A quirky baggage carousel surprised us when we arrived in Medellin. We dropped our bags at our open-air "ART" hotel and started our action packed day with a museum dedicated to Carlos Gardel of tango fame. 

The traditional "Bandeja Paisa" made of rice, beans, egg, sausages, avocado etc fortified us for what was for me the highlight of the day. We took the Metro and Metrocable over the sprawling and struggling barrio of Santo Domingo. For the first time, residents could travel downtown without scaling the mountainside. At the last stop is the "Biblioteca Espana" which serves as a cultural center and library for the residents. 

 Some on our tour took advantage of a two hour salsa lesson while I rested. After dinner, we watched the energetic salsa dancing at "El Eslabon Perdido" with live music.

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