This is where Pablo Escobar spent the last few weeks of his life, before killing himself on a rooftop in Medellin, Colombia. We were shown around by a wonderful man, with a calm demeanor, and an amazingly detailed knowledge about the Medellin cartel. He told us about Don Roberto Escobar Gaviria, who was in a maximum security jail but nevertheless, sent out a letter bomb on 18 December, 1993 ... what kind of maximum security are we talking about?! All of our questions were answered, and at the end we could buy some photos. We had a typical Colombian coffee, and learned a lot about this dark period of the country's history, and why it's essential that we should not repeat it.
The flower fair, Columbian pride.
With flowers everywhere, dressed in a thousand colours, domestic and foreign tourists, the warmth of the countries, floats, jeeps, collector cars, parades, floral arrangements this is a fair to remember.
This hospital is one of the few in America with blocks (there are four: one in Chile and two in the US). It was built about 95 years ago, and designed by a French architect who never visited Colombia. The plans came and went in the mail. It is considered a piece of national architectural heritage. But beyond its architecture, this is a leading hospital in all fields, especially in medicine of high complexity. It is a national and regional leader in renal transplantation. It has 5 intensive care units and 650 beds.