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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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 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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17 September 2012 ~ 6 Comments

You Don’t Need To Live In Every City

Some days I wake up very undecided in terms of my travel plans because there is so much of the world to see. I mean, I really do have a desire to see it all, but there’s just so many possibilities. ** By the way, I have a HUGE post coming down the pipe about [...]

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10 September 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Three Powerful Hacks To Learn Any Language

The more I learn about learning, the more I realize how much of a role psychological factors play in whether or not you learn something. As such, if you are trying to learn a new language, it may be a better approach to think of ways you can “hack” your psychology for bigger gains. Here [...]

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08 August 2012 ~ 12 Comments

Girl Flaking, Brazilian Style

One of my posts that has grown in popularity and comments is the one called “The One Thing I Can’t Stand About Colombian Girls.” I’ve had numerous Colombians themselves comment on the post, including girls from Medellin who confirm exactly what I talk about. Well, I just went on a romp through Southern Brazil and [...]

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29 July 2012 ~ 6 Comments

8 Reasons To Go Abroad Before You’re Ready To

A lot of people wonder if they are ready to go abroad, ready to travel, ready to jump into the unknown of a foreign place. Let me just answer this question for you… GO. REGARDLESS. Seriously, do not sit around waiting until tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. Your life is now. You should even go abroad [...]

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22 July 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Is Brazil Expensive? (My Findings From The Southern Region)

One of the primary things I was curious about before I decided to go on this blitz through southern Brazil was the cost of living in the country. Rumor had it that Brazil was ridiculously expensive. Some articles I read recommended a budget of $100 per day. Others told me that São Paulo and Rio [...]

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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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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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