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Taking Cable Cars into Hills of Medellin

Taking Cable Cars into Hills of Medellin

Up in the air, #Medellin. Cable cars (upper left) are part of the city’s public transport system (cost = less than $1) and take us into Santo Domingo barrio, a place 10 years ago one of the most violent and dangerous areas in the city due to gangs and the drug trade. Thanks to urban planning, public transport projects that connect the neighborhood with the rest of the city, libraries, a community center and other public spaces for people to enjoy in a safe setting, the neighborhood has undergone a transformation. As one of the young boys we met there told us, “We used to be at war with the barrio down the hill. Now we have built a bridge that connects us.” #Colombia @gadventures via Instagram http://ift.tt/1d1RoU0