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thedissident
5/27/2022 01:35 EST

I'm booked for Medellin next week. I want to see for myself how livable the city is for me. This trip is only 11 days. I'm looking for recommendations for good hotels relatively central. I'll want internet access, walkability to I've found a Spanish school called Elefun. I plan on visiting there so I can continue to improve my Spanish. I'm open to all suggestions for any activities as well. I hope to take a longer trip at a later date. Thanks in advance

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elpdiver
6/13/2022 19:49 EST

As of yesterday 6/12/2022; CDC no longer requires a negative COVID test. Hurray! One less issue for my trip in a few weeks.

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geoffbob
6/9/2022 08:33 EST

thedissident, you're lucky you didn't go to Bogota. At 8,660 feet it makes Medellin seem like it's in the low lands. I'd guess you're from a place that's closer to sea level and the sudden change will definitely do a number on you. It's a very common occurence.
The only reason it didn't happen to me when I moved to Medellin is because I moved here from about 7,300 ft. in the mountains of Mexico.

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6/9/2022 07:27 EST

Medellín
City in Colombia
Medellín is the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province. Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather, it hosts a famous annual Flower Festival. Modern metrocables link the city to surrounding barrios and offer views of the Aburrá Valley below. Sculptures by Fernando Botero decorate downtown's Botero Plaza, while the Museo de Antioquia displays more of the Colombian artist’s work. ? Google
Elevation: 4,905?

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