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Old 09-22-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Good video....and as educational as it is, no mistaking that there is a reason that people often say that Colombia has many of the best looking women in the world
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I saw an interesting episode of "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain where he visited Medellin. Of course his main interest is going around town to local food places that tourists never visit, but he also took in some of the city sights using city buses for transportation. Medellin actually has a pretty good bus system around the city, as well as aerial trams that serve some of the steep hillside residential areas. Medellin doesn't have hardly a flat stretch of road in town, seems like you are are always going up or downhill. You can visit almost any time of year and the weather will be great - almost perfect warm temps every afternoon and cool refreshing evenings. I like it better than Bogota in that respect.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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I wanted to post this because some really uninformed people keep making comments that one would think everyone is getting stabbed at every street corner in these places...ridiculous! Medellin is just another normal city just like anywhere else!
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: classified
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Next time I go down there I need to check out Medellin.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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some cool tourism ads...


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Old 09-24-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Regional integration is, or at least should be, as important, if not more than, to sustaining businesses in the Andean countries as trade agreements with the US and exchange rates.

There are at least two big obstacles to regional integration. One is the ongoing civil war in Colombia, though with US help and increasing cooperation with Colombia's neighbor to the west, the Colombian government continues to make progress towards ending it, or at least seems to be. Right now, among other problems that it causes, it is an obstacle to an east-west trans-South American highway that would link the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

The other obstacle is that ogre to the east. Don't see that nightmare ending anytime soon.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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Colombia's Neighbor to the West do you mean Hawaii? Phillipines?
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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I hope the Colombian civil war ends so that the 8 million Colombian immigrants living in Vzla can safely return to their country.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Colombia's Neighbor to the West do you mean Hawaii? Phillipines?
He meant Panama.
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