The first stop was actually not really a stop itself - it was the metrocable. The metro system is connected up with a couple of cable-car lines as well, and for less than a dollar you can get a ticket that gives you unlimited rides on them, with the exception of the one that goes outside the city to Parque Arvi. So I once again trekked down the hill to the metro and rode up a way, this time transferring to a metrocable on my way.
|These things give some pretty good views.|
|There was a trail below the cables which is probably for maintenance, but one of the guys in the car and I were discussing how much fun it would be to ride on a dirtbike.|
|Picked up some fruit with sweetened condensed milk on top at the market.|
|The whole place was dug down into the ground, which was a nice relief from the sun I'd attempted walking through.|
Eventually I took the metrocable back down into the city, but instead of going straight back, I got off at the Parque Berrio stop because of the cool looking building I'd seen when riding by before - it turned out to be the Palacio de la Cultura.
|The alternating light and dark bricks really make this building look unique.|
|There were bands playing, other musicians, food and craft vendors, and a group of older couples dancing salsa to some live music.|
|There was a whole series of statues of people with exaggerated proportions - a large body and tiny head, or bulging limbs.|
I woke up the next morning and got breakfast at the cafe like I'd been doing most mornings as a way to ease into the day. (By this point, Andres at the cafe knew my order and would just confirm it when I came down before starting things.) After that, I headed out on expedition day two of "see everything else in Medellin.
|The view out the window from my breakfast corner.|
|My typical breakfast: double cappuccino, yogurt and fruit, cereal, either pancakes or toast, and sometimes a banana chocolate chip cake as well. After this breakfast, I usually didn't eat until dinner.|
The Pueblita is intended to be a recreation of the traditional Colombian town from past times. And while it probably does a good job of that, I didn't find it all that impressive due to the fact that, you know, I'd actually been through a bunch of towns that still look like this when I was riding through the Colombian countryside. I suppose if all you see of Colombia is the big cities, it might be a neat little thing, but I wasn't too impressed since I'd seen the real thing.
|The mural was cool though.|
|How the Pueblita looks from the stairs above.|
|Some cool restaurants on the back side of the Pueblito.|
|There were some really good views of the city from here.|
|One of the cooler parts of the water museum. Each little circle had a screen with a video that would play when you stepped on it.|
|Street art walking near the plaza.|
|This plaza was closed off so I couldn't get a closer pictures, but this sculpture was pretty cool.|
|I was happy to see this outside the day before. At this point the waitresses and the bartenders knew me pretty well, so getting to see the Superbowl at my "usual" place felt right.|
That concluded my escapades for Medellin - I felt like I covered everything I wanted to. While TripAdvisor isn't always the best indicator of things to do, I'd covered almost all of the top 20 things that they listed, so I felt like it was time to move on. But first, I had one more day-trip to do.