Our 3 Nights discovering Medellin

After our few nights in Cartagena, we took a flight to spend 3 nights discovering Medellin, Colombia. I wasn't sure what to expect as I was tired of the big city scene. Before we even arrived in Medellin, two people, Miriam and Andrea, expressed interest in what I thought about it. I wondered if it was as polarizing to travellers as Cartagena? Medellin So what about Medellin? The city itself is located in the Aburrá Valley, in the Andes. When you look around you can see various peaks around you with the city sprawling up them. The population is around two and a half million people, and when you get a look at the city, you think it's probably larger. A night view of Medellin from Cerro Nutibara During our visit to Medellin, we spent our time exploring the art the city has to offer. Discovering Medellin: Botero Park Found in the Old Quarter, Botero park is filled with 23 statues from Fernando Botero. Just like the art in Cartagena, you will notice the size of the statues. Most people describe his characters as fat, but as this article from Google arts & culture describes this as his "lifelong exploration of volume."   Botero's art is just one type of art Colombia boasts. Medellin is full of art, brought to life because of its recent violent history. Like many citizens in Colombia, Botero was against the violence. I found this quote. I'm not sure where he said it, or when. Truth be told, I found it because because Walmart sells this as a poster. "I [...]