Medellin sits in a valley high in the Andes Mountains. A person born and raised in Medellin is a "Paisa." Many people still remember the bad old days when drug cartel leaders pretty much did what they wanted. But those days are over and the Paisas have reclaimed their beautiful city.
Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia. It's an important cultural and art center. it's easy to get around with plenty of buses, taxis, and a metro-cable. There is also a lot to do outside of the city--either hiking or biking. The landscape around Medellin is spectacular with mountains all around.
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