Comprehensive Guide to the Medellín Metro – Colombia’s Only Metro System

The Medellín Metro is the only rail-based metro system in Colombia. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the Medellín Metro system.

Medellín Expands Metro With New Tranvía Line

The tranvía line is the latest expansion to the Medellín Metro system, which is a tramline that opened recently and Jeff takes us on-board.

Best Bus Routes in Medellín

Ryan, who often uses public transportation, will tell us about the best bus routes in Medellín, the ones foreigners can use to get to the city’s best spots.

How to Use the Metro in Medellin

Editors note: this post about the Metro is out-of-date and incomplete and was updated in 2017 with a comprehensive guide to the Medellín Metro found here. The metro in Medellin is the only rail-based mass transportation service in Colombia, and it does not contaminate because it uses electrical technology! The Metro is a breeze, compared […]

What’s In Niquia?

Hang around Medellin long enough and you might start to wonder what’s in Niquia, the northern terminus of the metro line. A few months ago, I had plans to meet up with a friend on a Friday night.  Boarding the metro on a Friday evening, heading for an unknown part of town, was a little […]

Metrocable to Parque Arvi & Piedras Blancas

Medellin continues to look for ways to expand Colombia’s only metro system. By all accounts, the metrocable system which extends from the train line up into two different neighborhoods in the city has proven a success. In 2009, I rode on Line K, which extends from Acevedo to Santo Domingo where Biblioteca Espana was built, […]

It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

Crazy, lights, everywhere.  That’s pretty much the only way to sum up Medellin during the Christmas season.  Here are some pictures from the river (Rio Medellin) that runs near the metro.  Next week will be the lights of Envigado! Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, […]

A Few Insights Into The Colombian Culture

This is truly my first time traveling outside of the United States, so I’m noticing quite a few things about Colombian culture that are different to me. These things are definitely not bad, and mostly entertaining. The most fun, definitely, is: Most drinks are sold in bags. You can find water, juice, and milk sold […]

Public Transportation: Metro, Buses, and Taxis

I am very fond of the public transportation here. The Metro The Metro is extremely easy to use, as long as you pay attention to where the train you’re getting on doesn’t stop. Getting on the wrong train isn’t a big deal.  You can get off, and on the right one, without a fee or […]

Brokebus Mountain

The return trip from paragliding became its own little adventure. First, we waited by the side of the road to hail a bus heading back to Medellin. Once on the bus, Martin took a seat near the front while Clint and I found two adjacent seats near the back where we found ourselves surrounded by […]