Okay so I didn’t really drink a beer in Pablo’s bathtub (found the empty can lying around), but I have tasted both Aguila and Aguila Light throughout our trip in Colombia. I would say they run in the family of Budweiser and Bud Light, both good enough to drink but need to be very cold. As my dad says, “Beers in South America are not too impressive, but if they are really cold, they are pretty good.”
Once we arrived in Guatape, (about 2 hours away from Medellin) we took a boat trip with some others at our hostel to view the beautiful man made lake and the remains of Pablo Escobar’s lake house. The house has definitely seen better days, but it was still interesting to wander around the grounds of such an infamous man. Despite all the do not enter signs, our boat driver assured us it was okay to explore…
On another note: chip lovers rejoice, clap your hands, and call your favorite chip loving friend to spread the good news, we had major success in the chip department.
While wandering the streets of Medellin today, I noticed a street stall selling homemade potato chips. “Eureka,” I shouted, and I pulled Kristen to his stand. I made a quick transaction and when I got these wonderful chips, things only got better. As he was handing me the bag he asked if I wanted fresh lemon squeezed on to them. Well, of course I do, and let me tell you that was something amazing.
The warm salty crunchy chips with the hint of sour lemon made my taste buds jump. This is not a normal lemon, but more a cross between a lemon and orange, which created a nice sweet/sour taste.
It’s going to be hard to top this one, so I just might go ahead and call them the best chips of Colombia. The shear fact that no pork rinds were in the vicinity made this crunchy delight jump even higher in the ratings. Picture is not too great, but trust me the taste was amazing. Hope the same guy is there tomorrow!