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25 September 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Why Medellin Colombia Is A Super-Liveable City (Part 2)

We continue with 10 reasons why Medellin, Colombia is a super-liveable city, and why I am enjoying my time here so much. (Here are the first five reasons.) Now for the final five… 5. Amabilidad: The people are friendly. Colombian people are friendly people. Spend some time here and you will know this first-hand. I […]

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20 September 2011 ~ 14 Comments

Why Medellin Colombia Is A Super-Liveable City (Part 1)

As some of you may know, I have been spending the last couple of months down here in Medellin, Colombia. I first came here in the spring, but liked it so much that I came back. My experience here was one of the big reasons I decided to return to Colombia. So, I’ve put together […]

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08 September 2011 ~ 22 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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22 August 2011 ~ 19 Comments

7 Reasons Why I Returned To Colombia

As you may know, a few weeks ago I left the US and returned to Colombia for my second stint in the country. This time, I have returned to the city of Medellin. (Why Medellin? You’ll have to stay tuned to upcoming posts… ) There are several general reasons why I moved back. 1. Colombia […]

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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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11 August 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Why I Might Hire Colombian Over An American

Let me tell you about a situation that happened to me the first time I came to Colombia. The Setting I had just left the gym in Envigado when a bunch of clouds rolled in (not uncommon for afternoons in Medellin). As the clouds took over the sky and prepared to dump their H2O on […]

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13 July 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Santa Marta: Why I Might Spend More Time Around It, But Probably Not In It. Plus, A Laughing Crocodile.

I visited Santa Marta during my coastal stretch of my first trip to Colombia, and the first thing you will notice in Santa Marta is the heat. It’s really hot along the Caribbean coast in Colombia… It’s hot in Cartagena. No surprise, then, it’s hot in Santa Marta… So plan on sweat and lots of […]

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27 June 2011 ~ 11 Comments

Cartagena is Hot and Beautiful, But It Can Also Be Muddy Hilarious

I really could just end the post right now, because with the title I’ve told you the biggest things you need to know about Cartagena. But, I actually took out my camera out a little more than usual when I traveled there, so this post is a good one to stick around for. The City […]

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04 April 2011 ~ 20 Comments

A Refrigerator With 40 Passengers And No Toilet Paper: The Bus Ride From Bogotá to Medellín

A few weeks ago I traveled in an overnight bus from Bogotá to Medellín. Here’s some of what happened. A Qué Hora: Night or Day? In planning my route, I made sure to ask Colombians about whether it was safe to travel by bus between the two cities. The opinions varied, though the vast majority […]

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09 March 2011 ~ 18 Comments

7 Reasons You Might Sing The Bogotá Blues

I just completed 2 full months in the capital of Colombia. It has been an interesting experience so far. There are many things I like about Colombia, and Bogotá as well. But, having lived here for awhile, I do think there are a few reasons why you might sing the blues in Bogotá. 1) Bogotá […]

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