20 January 2013 ~ 18 Comments

Why I’m Beginning To Re-Think South America For Nomadic Entrepreneurs

I’ve traveled a bit through South America the past two years, but am re-considering it in light of a few general realizations. 1. Internet is too slow / unreliable for serious internet entrepreneurs. The last time I was in the USA, I went to a co-working space where the internet was 6.0 Mbps download / […]

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30 April 2012 ~ 3 Comments

How Long Does It Take To Decide If You Would Live In A Place?

Along the lines of what I’ve written recently, I want to think about an open question: How long does it take for you to decide whether you could see yourself living in a city? I see this as a central question for myself through 2012 and beyond. As I’ve said before, I am looking for […]

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14 December 2011 ~ 3 Comments

How To Minimize Your Theft Exposure While Abroad (Part 1)

I recently visited Quito, Ecuador, a place notorious for crime and petty theft, especially against travelers. Practically everyone I have met who has visited Quito has either been robbed, seen a robbery, or had a friend be robbed. I am no exception, as my buddy Brendan was robbed the day after I left, and one […]

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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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20 September 2011 ~ 13 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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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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22 February 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Colombia Strikes… No, For Real, They Do

So guess what I received in my inbox last week? U.S. EMBASSY BOGOTA WARDEN MESSAGE February 17, 2011 This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Bogota, Colombia of demonstrations throughout the city.  The truck driver protest which began on February 15 at several sites throughout Bogota is continuing today, as an […]

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17 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Short Narrative: A Swede, A Taxi Ride, And Colombian Girls

Last weekend I went out with some friends to a Colombian restaurant / bar / salsa dancing place called Cafe Libro in the middle of northern Bogotá. There were about 6 or 7 of us, including one girl and her visiting father, a Swede about 50 or 55 years old. We arrived around 8 pm […]

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10 January 2011 ~ 11 Comments

My Travel Into Colombia: 2 Things I Did Wrong and 1 Thing I Did Right

I made it to Colombia! WOOT WOOT! I have arrived in Bogotá, and I am starting to get to know the layout of this city a little bit. It is a MASSIVE city, with something like 8 million people. (I luckily arrived during the time when many people from Bogotá take a vacation, so the […]

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