Itinerary for first time visitors in Medellín

Itinerary for first time visitors in Medellín

This guide includes an itinerary for first-time visitors to Medellín, includes all of the major must sees and highlights in Medellín. There are also nightlife recommendations if you are staying in El Poblado or Laureles and information on the LGBTQ+ scene in Medellín as well as information on lesbian, gay, and LBGT+ bars and nightclubs in Poblado and Laureles.

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Getting Cash in Colombia

Getting Cash in Colombia

Tips on getting cash in Colombia, some options for getting money sent to Colombia from overseas, using ATMS here, and exchanging money in Colombia. I recommend a great bank for U.S. citizens and residents traveling abroad, as well as providing recommendations for banks and banking alternatives for Europeans, Australians, Canadians, and British people traveling and living overseas. Finally, I provide information on using ATMs and getting money in Colombia for people whose bank cards utilize China’s UnionPay system instead of the Visa or MasterCard system ATMs.

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How to get to Medellín from the airport

How to get to Medellín from the airport

There are two airports which serve Medellín, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Medellín’s small domestic airport and José Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE), located outside of Medellín in the municipality of Rionegro. In this guide, I discuss each airport, which airlines serve them and where said airlines fly to, how to get to and from each airport.

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How to get your first Cívica

How to get your first Cívica

A guide for getting your Cívica, your Medellín transit card, which you can use throughout Medellín’s integrated transit system. Having a Cívica will allow you to save money when riding the metro or metrcocable here in Medellín, while making it easier for you to use Medellín’s transit system.

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A guide for understanding Medellín's transit system

A guide for understanding Medellín's transit system

Your primer on using mass transit in Medellín and navigating Metro de Medellín. In this post I discuss how to get around Medellín using public transportation using Metro de Medellín (Medellín’s integrated public transit system), which includes metro rail, metro buses, the tram, encicla (bike share), and metrocable (Medellín’s cable car system).

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