Medellin is experiencing a tourism boom at the moment: travellers from all over the world are flocking to the once no-go city to enjoy its excellent weather, amazing public transport, and the remarkable turnaround from world capital of violence to a thriving metropolis.
I’ve always been a lover of languages, and of Spanish especially. Though I didn’t know it at the time, the many years I spent studying Spanish in school would do very little to prepare me for actually living in a Spanish-speaking country.
Guatape, a small town in Antioquia department lies less than two hours from Medellin which makes it a perfect day trip. Read our tips on things to do in Guatape, and advice on how to travel to the huge monolith Piedra del Penol.
Here are some highlights: Mondongo – Traditional Colombian food in a relaxed atmosphere. Try the mondongo, a traditional tripe soup. It comes with a ton of side dishes (including giant avocados). Come early, as this place get packed. Try to avoid the weekend. (Cl. 10 #38-38)