I never felt at home more than I have in Medellin, Colombia. Even when I first arrived I kind of felt like I was home. I had to visit the city of Cali, Colombia because I kept hearing rants and raves about it. Everyone told me that it’s a bit like Medellin only warmer and with “nicer people”.
Nicer people are my friend’s way of saying that the women in Cali are sexier than those in Medellin. Ladies, forgive me that I cannot report the sexiness of the male species to you. I promise I will make it up to you.
The city of Cali, Colombia is nothing like the city of Medellin. When I first arrived I said to myself this is it? One of the things I was really disappointed about was the activities to do during the day. You could finish all of the tourist attractions in a day, easy!
I would like to retract that statement by stating that this really depends on what kind tourist you are. If you like to hang out and explore cities while you take in the culture then this comment doesn’t apply to you. If you come to Cali expecting the next coming of Christ you will be sadly disappointed. The tourist attractions are severely limited during the day. We actually ended up walking to the mall because we couldn’t find anything to do.
It really seemed like the mall was the biggest attraction in whole city. I asked a friend who lived in Cali where I should I go to eat and guess what she responded? Go to the Chipi Chape mall they have everything! I would like to reiterate that the mall was named Chipi Chape mall. Chipi Chape? Has a nice ring to it right? Say it three times fast!
There was a lot to eat including the great sign on American capitalism, McDonald’s! Oh yes I did… No I really didn’t, not this time anyway. I bought some arepas con queso (corn cakes with cheese) for lunch in which I immediately bought my favorite Colombian drug. Starts with a Co ends with E, any guesses? You really have me mistaken for someone else the answer is coffee. The iced coffee from the man himself, Juan Valdez. The guy is seriously good looking I mean who couldn’t buy a coffee from that guy!
I arrived on a Thursday so I was ready to head out on the town and test my new imaginary salsa moves that I have been learning. The night unfortunately was stifled by rain and I ended up eating arepas at a random cafe in front of a gay nightclub. I now will no longer do any form of outlandish cat calling to women as I now know what it feels like. On a side note I tried the ridiculously disgusting Costeña beer which will haunt me in my dreams forever. After that the night was over and I still wasn’t impressed with Cali.
Until the next day.. like tomorrow when the next post on Cali is coming out. How is that for a transition? 8am sharp sound good to you? Done (click here for post).