Medellin is becoming one of Colombia’s largest cities. After once being known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, it has become much safer since the 1993 death of Cocaine King, Pablo Escobar. Up in the mountains that surround Medellin in every direction, some violence and gang wars still play out, but down in the valley there are some peaceful parks and green spaces amidst some congested street chaos, noise, and grime.
Enjoy this photo essay (it’s free…why not enjoy it?) to give you a feel for Medellin as I saw it.