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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14 May 2013 ~ 5 Comments

THIS Is Where The Most Beautiful Girls In Brazil Are…

When I went through Brazil, I would often meet Brazilians who wanted to talk to me about their women. I told them about my plans of romping through southern Brazil, and when I would mention the various cities, they would proffer their opinions. – Me: “I’m going to Porto Alegre.” Brazilian A: Oh, that’s where [...]

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21 April 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Should You Learn A New Language And Start A Business At The Same Time?

Learning a foreign language, quite frankly, a big project. It’s a little like starting a business. If you have ever tried to start a business, you know that in the beginning, you start with a blank slate, your hopes and dreams, and then it is all up to you to get it done. And by [...]

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07 April 2013 ~ 8 Comments

10 Things You Should Know Before You Move To South America

Here are some things to help you prepare… 1. People on the ground are your best resource. When I first went to Colombia, the number one thing I did right was to have contact with somebody on the ground. I was admittedly a bit nervous when I first went to Bogotá. After all, I was [...]

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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 ~ 12 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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03 March 2013 ~ 11 Comments

Danger Is Part Of The Package (Welcome To South America)

One of the questions that comes across my mind often is “Is _____ dangerous?” By “_____”, I’m thinking of a number of places in South America I haven’t been to yet. Specifically, these days I am thinking about Venezuela, a country which I have been curious about for some time, and which sits just across [...]

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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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10 February 2013 ~ 3 Comments

The Funny Thing That Happened To Me In Lima

After a passing a couple weeks in Arequipa and Cusco, I found myself in Lima the week before Christmas. I had been interested in Lima from a number of positive reports I had heard about the city. The food was supposed to be awesome, the city was supposed to have a great nightlife, and the [...]

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