Medellin after the rain – city of year round Spring?

Medellin after the rain.

After the rain comes stunning natural phenomenon. Streets blanketed with fluorescent petals, like a carpet for the Gods. Palm trees like poodles wet ears, dripping and forlorn.

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Cost of Food in Medellin – the 10$ USD Grocery Shop.

receipt supermarket food vegetables fruit shopping Colombia Medellin

It’s been either eat out, takeaways on the Uber App, or settle for ranchero chorizo (sausages) eggs, arepa (flat bread) and avocado.....until now that is!

Spanish translation and online marketing – call the crab!

Need help with your visa, business or dealing local bureaucracy? With 10 years in Spanish speaking countries and two MBA’s from Spanish Universities, I figure I can help. I look forward to assisting you with your translation and interpretation requirements here in Colombia and beyond....

Shopping Malls in Medellin: 5 impressive must see shopping centres.

You've seen Narcos and a documentary on Escobar, you may have heard of the FARC and enjoy a Colombian deep roast, maybe you vaguely know of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you’ve shaken hips to Shakira, are aware of the biodiversity, of the architecture of Cartagena (even the Obama bodyguard scandal). But you probably know very little more than this and nothing that prepares you for the Malltastic reality of modern, metropolitan Medellin!

Easter: Gorgeous Semana Santa food (April 19),Medellin, Colombia.

..I was swinging there thinking, I need to grow a pair and chill out ....musing on whether I would pass the SAS training and swiftly concluding epic fail, if this "white noise" terror was used in the capture simulation....

7 great things about #Medellín #Colombia…

what are the 7 best things about Medellín living?

MetroCable Medellin – fast metal piñatas.

El Metrocable - Why don't they shoot at us ...ain't it intrusive ...what do they think of us ...would you be able to do this above Rio De Janeiro, home to the Little Zeh of Cidade de Deus ...I don't think so? Unless you wanted to be a gondola piñata, pot shots for gangs at war with the cops below.

Lunchtime menu del día $2.70 (what the heck?!)

Working all morning time for lunch.Lovely to pop out and continue my Colombian culinary education! Fruits and vegetables that I’ve never even heard of, let alone tasted, which set the taste buds alight. For £2 ($2.80 USD), a delicious Menu del Dia (daily menu) is served at one of the 5 or 6 eateries competing … Continue reading Lunchtime menu del día $2.70 (what the heck?!)

Bogotá Bad Medellín Good – what’s wrong with Bogotá?

... wanted to love Bogotá but, beyond the obvious advantage of scale, employment and institutional importance.  It feels like a reluctant melting pot where most are there by necessity, rather than choice...:

Get out of the Poblado bubble (Belén: safe, central and relatively affordable) #Colombia

El Poblado makes sense when you are first checking out Medellin but once you get comfortable there are other areas that make viable alternatives and offer great value for money...

Easy to get a visa in Colombia? …jump 101 hoops!

How easy is it to get a visa in Colombia? Getting a visa is an ExPat 101 if you want to stay longer, so how easy is it really, to get in Colombia? It’s a must know topic, as useful as it is dull. So hold onto your hats, I've tried to keep it short! … Continue reading Easy to get a visa in Colombia? …jump 101 hoops!

Cost of living in Medellin? The bang for your buck!

A lot of expat blogs are too complicated when it comes to cost of living so I thought I’d keep it simple and to be point...