Santa Fe De Antioquia - architectural gem, step back in time and visit the colonial capital of Antioquia. 1.5 hrs from Medellín and well worth a visit.
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.
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!
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....
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!
The Comuna13 dance group takes in former gang members and gives them an outlet, income, identity and belonging beyond the brutal street binary of plata o plomo (lead or silver).
something beautiful happened a little boy said "mummy mummy I want to shake the policeman's hand" and without further a do, he made bee line for the nearest militiaman, armed to the teeth ....see what happened next
Snipers shooting down into MEDELLIN hits on rival gangs until recently this was a notorious no go zone.
..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....
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.
Has your Medellín bank clerk had a good day? Best way to find out is to try to open a local bank account with just a passport 😂
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!
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...
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
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....