Sundays in Medellín

I arrived in Medellín on a Saturday night and the liveliness in the streets on Sunday morning was refreshing. I was staying right off of Avenida El Poblado (San Fernando Plaza Hotel) and it turns out every Sunday morning until 1PM half of the avenue is shut down so locals can walk, jog or ride their bike. This is a great opportunity to rent a bicycle along the streets near Parque de El Poblado or San Fernando Plaza and experience this event, Ciclovía, the way the locals in El Poblado, Medellín do.

If you’ll be in Medellín on a Sunday, I also recommend planning to do things open 24 hours (graffiti streets, Mirador de las palmas, etc.) or tours that you can schedule in advance. When I was looking into the best places for lunch I immediately noticed that there were very few local restaurants open; after asking a friend and doing some of my own research I realized Sunday is the only day of the week most people in Medellín have off so few restaurants and even fewer different establishments are open.

Fun Fact: The average business hours in Medellín range from as early as 7AM to as late as 5:30PM with a 1 hour lunch break, many people also work half days on Saturday with a 2 hour lunch break on weekdays.

Work, Work, Work and Travel Too

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Lately people have told me it seems like I’m going on a trip every other week. Although this is not the case in the last year I have traveled 3 times internationally, 8 times nationally and have another 3 trips planned in the next 3 months, all while working full time!

In this blog post I will answer the question you’re all asking yourselves now, HOW! In a short amount of time I’ve learned how to strategically use my time-off to travel often & make the absolute most of every trip.

Now it’s time I share my best practices with you and hopefully help you make the most of every day off and trip opportunity! Continue reading “Work, Work, Work and Travel Too”

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