Archive | colombia

21 October 2012 ~ 11 Comments

It IS Possible: Fat, Unattractive Girls In Medellin Colombia

The other night I went to a club in Medellin. I’m not going to tell you where exactly I went because it’s not important. But here’s what happened… After I went inside this club and looked around for a few minutes, I suddenly realized I had come upon a very rare sight– a large infiltration [...]

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17 July 2012 ~ 8 Comments

7 Questions People Ask Me About Colombia

It’s amazing that for the, oh, 10 people that read this blog, I’ve been getting a good amount of email. Below are some of the most frequent questions I get asked about Colombia: 1. I am thinking about going to Colombia or to country X, what do you think? Well, you shouldn’t come to Colombia [...]

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06 May 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Dear Medellin…

We first met awhile ago, and you’ve stayed on my mind ever since. We’ve walked together, talked together, laughed together. We’ve gone out. We’ve shared intimate moments. The other night I was with you, and I looked into your eyes and told myself how much I wanted you. The truth that is I am tired [...]

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28 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

The Clasico Game: Independiente Medellin vs Atlético Nacional

One of my Colombian buddies told me that I should go to the Clasico game at least once while I was in Medellin. The match pits Deportivo Independiente Medellin versus Atlético Nacional, and intra-city matchup with the two most well-known soccer team. To say it’s a fierce rivalry is an understatement. After each game, it [...]

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16 April 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Life After 6 Months In Medellin

The other day I had to go in to get my tourist visa renewed in Medellin. They had given me 90 days upon entry, which means I’ve spent 3 months this year in Medellin (already!). Combined with last year’s 3 months, that means I have lived here for 6 months in total over the course [...]

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20 March 2012 ~ 51 Comments

The One Thing I Can’t Stand About Colombian Girls

So, the other night, something happened to me which is not all that rare in Colombia. It was last night actually… but to get the whole picture we need to go back two nights ago. Let me give you the play-by-play. The following takes place on a Sunday night via Facebook chat. The girl I’m [...]

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01 November 2011 ~ 14 Comments

The Medellin Effect (Or, Why Geo-Arbitrage Isn’t Everything)

I am in Ecuador and am suffering from something. Here are my symptoms: 1. I don’t see cute girls in my field of vision. I don’t see them on the street, in the malls, working at bars, filing into universities. I don’t see them as my parking lot attendant, my store clerk, my waitress. They [...]

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02 October 2011 ~ 14 Comments

Medellin vs. Bogota Smackdown: Which Is The Best Place For An Internet Entrepreneur?

Within the past year, I lived 2+ months in both of two major cities of Colombia, Medellin and Bogotá. Today I’m going to share with you why an internet entrepreneur / aspiring location independent might consider living in each of the cities across different considerations. (Note: the internet connections in both places are solid and [...]

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08 September 2011 ~ 20 Comments

Breakdown Of My Monthly Costs In Colombia

Since deciding that the location-independent lifestyle is something I wanted to pursue, I’ve been more conscientious about my costs. And, since coming back to Colombia, I’ve been enjoying a decent bit of cheaper living. All told, Colombia isn’t cheap compared to other places in South America, but compared to the major cities of the US, [...]

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16 August 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Manizales: A Little Strange, A Lot of Rain & Mudslides, and A Volcano

I visited Manizales on a lark back in the spring for a weekend because it peaked my curiosity. The feria of Manizales is well known as a great party, and even though it was not happening during the time I was going to be there, any city with a well known festival automatically peaks my [...]

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