Archive | colombia

23 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Just The Next One In Line

The other night I met this Colombian girl. She was a cute and thin, a 20-something with long black hair and a sweet smile. It was a weekend night, and I had rolled into the club with my crew. I spotted her giving me the eye, and so in passing, I motioned for her to [...]

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30 May 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Is This A Formula For Finding Nightlife Hotpots In Colombia?

So, the other night I went to this club in Medellin. I went there because I was invited to a birthday party, but didn’t quite know what to expect as I had never heard of the club before. When I arrived, I noticed the line outside the club trying to get in. It was rather [...]

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15 April 2013 ~ 3 Comments

A Simple Tactic To Handle Flakey Girls From Any Country

Every now and then I peak over at my analytics to see what posts on my blog people are reading the most… Do you know what is one of the top pages people see when they first come to this blog? It’s my post about flakey Colombian girls. I didn’t really intend this, but it’s [...]

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31 March 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Intro To Reggaeton: The Music That Escalates For You

I don’t know what rock I was sleeping under for the first part of my life, but I had never heard of reggaeton until I came to Colombia in 2011. The music is literally a phenomenon in much of Latin America, with countless clubs and discotecas putting it on to really get the party started. [...]

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24 March 2013 ~ 16 Comments

Cost of Living Colombia 2013: My Life In A Colombian Household Under $1000 / mo

I’ve got some positive feedback about my cost of living breakdowns in the past, notably from Colombia a couple years back as well as Ecuador. Well, I haven’t done one in awhile, so like a good blogger I thought I’d fill ya’ll in… Backstory: Find Rent + Food In One At the end of January [...]

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17 March 2013 ~ 10 Comments

Dancefloor Antics: Argentina, Colombia, Brazil

What you feel before a night out Argentina: “I’m gonna solve this mystery.” Colombia: “I’m gonna have a good time. I really should bring a girl with me, though.” Brazil: “I’m gonna go hunting tonight.” When the dancing begins Argentina: 230am Colombia: 1145pm Brazil: 7pm, 10pm, 2am, 7am, 11am, 3pm… depends where you’re at What’s [...]

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24 February 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Cali… I’m Intrigued.

Having survived my latest (and hopefully last) bout with Ecuadorian bus rides, I arrived to Cali a few days before New Years. Feria de Cali, which is known as Colombia’s largest salsa party, was already underway, and I was eager to get a taste of it. I had long been curious about life in Cali, [...]

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20 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dave’s Medellin Travel Guide: Essential Info All In One Place

The secret is getting out on Medellin. I’ve been blogging about it for nearly two years, and more and more travelers are coming here every day. If you’ve ever Googled “Medellin” you’ve probably come across Medellin Living. It’s easily the #1 Medellin website for English speakers, and contains loads of great info on life in [...]

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17 February 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Viva Colombia And To Hell With Ecuadorian Bus Rides

I really have come to dislike Latin America bus rides. It’s part of the most important thing I learned in 2012, and is based on the collected experiences I’ve had as a traveler in South America, especially in a number of experiences in Ecuador. Let me try to tell you about the experience at the [...]

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11 November 2012 ~ 13 Comments

5 Lifestyle Downsides To Living In Medellin

It’s not always peaches and cream in Medellin Colombia. Sometimes it rains… a lot. Sometimes you’re robbed. Sometimes you go out and are surrounded by fat, unattractive girls. Rare, but it happens. Here are some more obvious lifestyle downsides: 1. You Have To Know Spanish This item can’t be overlooked for any English-speaking expat. The [...]

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