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Coffee with Pablo Escobar's photographer

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Experience hosted by Tom

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You'll to have a cup of coffee and light dessert with me and with Edgar "El Chino" Jiménez. "El Chino" was Pablo Escobar's personal photographer during the 1980s and was frequently the only photographer allowed to be with Escobar behind the scenes: at home, with his family, at his parties. His photographic archive is unique, largely unpublished, and historically important. "El Chino" will share with you his vintage prints from the era and tell his story as witness to some of the defining moments of Colombian history. He will answer questions and clarify misconceptions. I will translate from Spanish to English for those that do not speak Spanish. This is a counter to Medellín's "Narco" tours with someone who wants to educate and set history straight, not glorify Escobar or his methods. Visitors will leave with a signed copy of a photograph taken by "El Chino."
You'll to have a cup of coffee and light dessert with me and with Edgar "El Chino" Jiménez. "El Chino" was Pablo Escobar's personal photographer during the 1980s and was frequently the only photographer allowed to be with Escobar behind the scenes: at home, with his family, at his parties. His photographic archive is unique, largely unpublished, and historically important. "El Chino" will share with you his vintage prints from the era and tell h…

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What's included

  • Food
    A selection of small dessert cookies will be offered with coffee and tea.
  • Drinks
From ₹2,006
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Tom

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • Identity verified
I am a professional photographer, university professor, and resident of Medellín since 2010.

My co-host, Edgar "El Chino" Jiménez, is a photographer who was a childhood friend of Pablo Escobar. "El Chino" was Escobar's personal photographer during the mid- to late-1980s and also helped run Escobar's campaign for Congress. Edgar photographed the intimate side of Escobar's life - birthdays, Halloween parties, with his family and hitmen - as well as Escobar on the campaign trail. "El Chino" was frequently the only photographer allowed to attend these events and his archive is unique, largely unpublished, and historically important.
I am a professional photographer, university professor, and resident of Medellín since 2010.

My co-host, Edgar "El Chino" Jiménez, is a photographer who was a childhood friend of Pablo Escobar. "El Chino" was Escobar's personal photographer during the mid- to late-1980s and also helped run Escobar's campaign for Congress. Edgar photographed the intimate side of Escobar's life - birthdays, Halloween parties, with his family and hitmen - as well as Escobar on the campaign trail. "El Ch…
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Where you'll be

You'll be welcomed into my apartment in the historic Center of Medellín, near the Parque Berrío Metro station.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.