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The Cows of Medellín

We landed on the 17th floor in the hilly Sabaneta neighborhood. We had toyed with the idea of taking the ~one hour flight from Cartagena to Medellín but chose the bus instead as the Mexican and South American bus systems are in a whole different league than ridin' da hound in the USA. The buses are new, gigantic and the seats are quite a bit larger than those in the cheap seat section of the airlines. For short flights, one must also consider the hassle/wasted time of checking in at the airport and what that entails.  The buses stop at local restaurants for an hour here and there, there is wi-fi, sometimes very loud telenovelas on the box and you get to leisurely watch the scenery roll by. All things considered and being in no particular hurry, we went with Autobus Expresso Brasilia for the 391 mile journey. The voyage ended up taking seventeen hours, about seven hours too long, due largely to an extremely clogged, one way up, one way down, mountain pass.  Got to see a bit of rural