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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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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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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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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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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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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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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11 April 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Four Caricatures Of Geo-Arbitrage (Or, How Your Travel Lifestyle Can Determine Your Costs)

Geo-arbitrage is the idea that you can earn money in one part of the world and spend it in another. If you do this, often you will find that your dollars (or pounds / euros / francs / krone) go further, and you can afford a higher standard of living, partially due to exchange rates. […]

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20 March 2012 ~ 68 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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23 February 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Why I Am Going To Colombia… Again

Well hello, Colombia, it’s nice to see you again. I recently returned to the city of Medellin, Colombia for what I expect to be a stellar multi-month stay in the country. Medellin, to me, is such a cool place. It’s what I call super-liveable, a place that can easily begin to feel like home. Initially, […]

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