Isn’t this the coolest map of Columbia?
love it! So, after my exhausting time trying to find the apartment during mid afternoon, with my 2 backpacks, the hosts picked me up and dropped me off. This apartment is so cool! I love air bnbs. If you don’t know what air bnb is, look it up. It is awesome way of staying with local people. I used it over hotels in the United States. Half of my bookings in South America are in air bnb too, other half are hostels. This airbnb is special in that I met the locals, students from nearby university, and also met couple guys from USA. One is doing a remote job which is so neat! Since this is the university area, and Medellin is known for a lot of institutions for higher studies, this neighborhood has a young, yet sophisticated vibe to it. The abundance of trees makes it feel like living in a forest, but in an apartment. My room is loft style. So this evening, I was just doing laundry, and one of the tenants here is a local Columbian, and she was giving Spanish lessons to some guys from the states. Anyway, they invited me to go hang out at the park and for dinner. I tried Columbian beer for the 1st time, only 2 mil pesos! That is less than 1 dollar! It was good too! We just chilled at the park, and the Columbian roommate recommended street food sandwich. I had an amazing Caprese sandwich for only 4.5mil pesos! I love how, despite this being an air bnb, and not a hostel, I am meeting people from all over-2 Mexican students, Columbian student, 2 north American people kind of just traveling and working remotely! It was a group of 5 of us hanging out. I felt like a local! I also got tips on what to try in Bogota next week! Columbia is such a diverse country, and Medellin is full of surprises. Every metro stop into a new neighborhood is so different from the previous one.