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!
Transport- get out there on Medellin’s amazingly efficient public transport system, more akin to Switzerland than South America!
This beautiful, intriguing and beguiling country is a photographer's dream, were I to have any talent I would be in celluloid heaven....
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!
A poem is not needed when you have Sky buckets and metro queues, sultry chicas and graffiti blues...
what are the 7 best things about Medellín living?
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.
San Jeronimo - hooked on street art in Colombia. I'm hooked on the street art in Colombia. Our trip to San Jeronimo near Medellín didn't disappoint. Check out the photos: A rustic Juice bar run by a little old lady from her porch with almond milk on tap! What could have been left as grey … Continue reading San Jeronimo: 1st Blissful Weekend Outside Medellín.
The beautiful eye catching designs and vibrant colours, provoke an infectious smile, bringing to life the magical realism of Marquez, where the mundane transcends the now, to brush the outer edges of the known.
...why not bust out of Medellin, hire a finca (country retreat) for the weekend? Here’s how and where to go?
Errrrr....you have you been watching too much Netflix, it's time to debunk the stereotypes!
... The Paisa are known for being entrepreneurial and hard working so it's only natural they breakfast accordingly...all for only $2.59 U$D!!!
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?!)
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...
Incredible Tayrona, a jungle trail and stunning coastline, where I left behind a little piece of my heart and maybe you will too....
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!
You drive from Medellín to Guatapé, along winding roads. 2 hours stuck behind diesel spewing trucks, that make you realise how infrastructure holds back development. At last the giant rock, el Penol de Guatapé. Then finally, rising over the brow of a hill, after passing many a narcos former hide-out, you see the giant rock, el … Continue reading Guatapé – El Peñón, 740 steps (a blooming big rock!) Colombia
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...
A culinary whirlwind of flavours smells and tastes from all over the world under one roof!
Like the moon better seen from afar ....but go with moderate expectations and you will love El Pueblito Paisa. The table top platform which crowns NutibarawHill, right up above the Paisa hamlet (Pueblito Paisa), affords premier views of your Medellin kingdom. Check out the video insert below: Survey the hills and downtown, traffic snaking through … Continue reading Step up to the Pueblito Paisa, Medellín
Can you rent a fully furnished apartment in a gated complex, in a good Medellín neighbourhood, (two bedrooms, pool, gym, sauna, steam room, 24/7 armed guards, ground rent and utilities included, + a cleaner), for only $500 USD? Gated with pool bills and furnished The answer is yes but you will need to be persistent, … Continue reading How much does it cost to rent a condo in Medellín? #Colombia
A great afternoon out read more then go yourself
Feast the senses in this sweltering iconic carribean Jewel Cartagena a place you will never forget
Medellín metro art Medellin brimming with street art that transforms otherwise run- down or oppressive urban concrete, with a self expression that reflects the zest and vibrancy of culture and place! We traveled to Santa Marta on the coast and loved the street art bringing tropical flavours to the laid back resort vibe. Check this … Continue reading Street art in Colombia (Santa Marta and Medellín)
Check out this downpour gallons of water falling in a matter of minutes #Medellin
You gotta visit the Botanical Gardens ...great place for first date too!
On top of the world ...penthouse views that take your breath away in Laureles, Medellín, Colombia
First night out at an expat event 2 days after landing in Medellín. The expat bubble, not for me....