The city has seen a great transformation over the years and has loads of positives but still is very grey and brown. I am sure over the next few years with investment it will be top class. It already has some cool bars and restaurants to keep the foreign gringos entertained.
The walking tour provided a great insight into city living both past and present. Terrorism and drug cartels providing the most issues in the area. Now at least it is a city with green parks and cycle paths for all to enjoy.
The best thing has to be the paragliding and I was able to see the city from a great height. When the driver says "do you want acrobatics?" I did not expect backwards upside down stunts ... regardless it was a great thrill!
A great city but not sure it deserves the hype - I'll let you know when the jury has made its decision.