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Escobar, o traficante que os turistas adoram

Escobar, o traficante que os turistas adoram

O sucesso da série “Narcos” reforçou a importância de Medellín como destino turístico Duas carrinhas descarregam turistas loiros, de chinelos e sombreros, no cemitério de Montesacro, no sul de Medellín, onde, desde 2 de dezembro de 1993, está sepultado Pablo Escobar,...
Exploring the Medellin Slums, Colombia…

Exploring the Medellin Slums, Colombia…

Brightly coloured graffiti rippled along the walls. Crowds of children played in the dappled sunlight threading it’s way through the streets. The shiny metal escalator loomed above me, leading upwards and into the slums of Medellin, a former war-zone. Just a decade...
Take a Ride Around Medellín

Take a Ride Around Medellín

For all my time in Medellín, there’s still so much I’ve yet to see and discover. I was reminded of this fact during a recent half-day city tour with Camilo Uribe, founder of Medellín City Services. Camilo is a paisa who studied and lived in the United States, before...
Visiting the Juan Valdez of the Silleteros

Visiting the Juan Valdez of the Silleteros

I first met Don Aristides, known colloquially as the “Juan Valdez of the silleteros” in 2013 during a blog trip to Santa Elena. We were there to learn about the beautiful region, a mere 30 minutes east of Medellín, that gave birth to the flower-arranging tradition in...
A Historical Tour of  Santa Fe de Antioquia

A Historical Tour of Santa Fe de Antioquia

As we ambled along the highway on our way out of Medellín, heading west toward the town of Santa Fe de Antioquia, my amigable guide, Camilo, asked if I’d be interested in making a coffee stop. I’d never been on a private tour before and was feeling pretty special in...
The Cult of Pablo Escobar

The Cult of Pablo Escobar

The Cult of Pablo Escobar Two decades after the death of notorious drug baron Pablo Escobar in 1993, he still looms large in the Colombian psyche. In some quarters, there is an ambivalence towards this ruthless killer, an admiration forthe man who made an estimated US...
The Silletero Flower Tour

The Silletero Flower Tour

Standing high up in the mountains, in humid chilly air, surrounded by vibrant colours, and the small of fresh flours, I found myself in what I now describe as heaven’s garden. Being in Medellin on the first week of August, during the flower festival piqued my...
The tour into Pablo Escobar’s life

The tour into Pablo Escobar’s life

Plata o Plomo? We were so sure we wanted to take the Pablo Escobar tour since Narcos TV-series has been in hype, but being in Colombia has taught us that the locals despised him and they do not want to re-live those days. They recall how Pablo Escobar had created a...
36 Hours in Medellín, Colombia

36 Hours in Medellín, Colombia

The city’s situation — set in the Aburrá Valley, surrounded by green mountains — is ideal, its weather springlike year-round, and its people outgoing and proud of their city. Friday 1. 3 P.M.| Memories Get a sense of how far Medellín has come with a visit to the...
El barrio de Pablo Escobar

El barrio de Pablo Escobar

Estos son algunos de los niños que viven en las casas que Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria regaló a familias pobres en Medellín, Colombia. El Barrio Pablo Escobar está ubicado en las montañas de Medellín. Las cámaras de televisión no acceden al lugar, sin embargo...
La hermana de Pablo Escobar

La hermana de Pablo Escobar

Vea aquí fotos de lo de sucedió detrás de cámara durante la entrevista con Luz María Escobar, hermana de Pablo Escobar. El periodista Guillermo González entrevistó en Medellín a Luz María Escobar, la hermana menor de Pablo Escobar, quien dijo sobre El Patrón: “¿Tener...