The HLGCBS feedback for Medellin

Medellin at night

Since we just left Medellin, the time is now to leave a short feedback about our experience in this city. Lets introduce the HLGCBS feedback. This is inspired by the juggling world (hat tip and rest in peace to http://jugglingdb.com), and is used to share feedback after a whole weekend of workshops, shows and juggling at a juggling convention. It goes like this:

  • Highlight(s)?
  • Lowpoint(s)?
  • Goals reached or missed?
  • Had a crush on some / many things / body ?
  • Bane(s)?
  • Surprise(s)?

Let’s start a High, Low, Goal, Crush, Bane, Surprise! GO!

HIGH

  • The friendliness and unobtrusiveness of the all the people – even when going out, guys would back off as soon as you say no.
  • The moments when you feel like you are finally starting to understand and communicate in Spanish, even if it’s just small and easy conversations like ordering.
  • Dining at El Cielo
  • A trip to the cute town of Guatape
  • A day trip to a coffee farm

LOW

  • It’s almost impossible to find good coffee. Even a place that promotes itself as “coffee roasters” did ruin the beans till it wasn’t enjoyable anymore for us anymore. I somehow even stopped liking coffee at all. Note: Good coffee for us is mildly roasted. We mostly found coffee that would smell like burnt coal, after it had been roasted. Too bad.

GOAL

  • Improving our Spanish skills – check. Tipp: Use Memrise instead of Duolingo. It is more practical and has better repetition in our opinion.
  • Learning about Colombia and Colombian culture by getting to know and talking to locals – check
  • Learning about the cities history – check

CRUSH

  • The livelihood outside on the streets (mostly at night though)
  • The active attempts to change the face and the reputation of the city, where people even try to give back to their hometown.

BANE

  • The constant pollution of the main streets in el Poblado – not even the rain made much of a difference here. Get ready for some traffic, if you stay in the area.

SURPRISE

  • We actually found really decent bread to have classical German dinners and Müsli for German breakfast 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. Otti 17. May 2016 at 7:32 #

    Hola Anna!

    interessant!… hab mir gleich die Website von “El Cielo” angeschaut. Sieht ja genial aus!

    Und mir gleich nen frischen Kaffee gemacht….muss ihn jetzt noch mehr geniessen, …
    (er kommt laut Beschreibung aus Columbien! hi, hi,…)

    Weiterhin eine gute Zeit!

    Otti

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