After saying goodbye to James and Emma who had pushed on, Nato and I got on the bus to Medellin. Unfortunately, our bus broke down a few hours out of town, so we had to jump on a local bus, which wasnt the nicest but eventually got us there, albiet about 4 hours longer than it should have taken.
We decided to stay in a hostel called Casa Kiwi, which, as you might have guessed, is run by a New Zealander. It was a good decision as it turned out to be a really cool hostel with a lot of fun people.
Our hostel was right next to the Zona Rosa, which is a huge area full of bars and restaurants, all of which are really nice and modern and definitely catering for the upper class. We had some great nights out with people from the hostel both in Zona Rosa and some of the bigger nightclubs around town.
During the day, we were marred by some rather poor weather, which made it tough to do things. We went up the cable car which gave some great views of the city and went right over the top of a huge national park. We also went to an interactive museum, and besides Nato and I being the oldest people there by about 15 years, it was still really cool. They also had an impressive aquarium which was well worth a look.
Overall, the people of Medellin were really friendly and a lot of them spoke Engligh. Whenever we pulled out our map, someone would stop and help us out. People would practice their English with us on the train etc which was fun. It seemed pretty modern with a really good metro system and modern town centre.
We were both pretty surprised how much we liked Medellin, as it wasnt really talked up a huge amount. I know that I have a fair bit of time to kill at the end of my trip and if Bogota is no good, I would happily spend some more time here.