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added on 08/03/2009 by: dave925
Medellin Living chronicles an American's attempt to find work as an English teacher and further develop his online income and travel writing experience while discovering Colombia, learning Spanish, salsa dancing, and whatever else may arise.
 tags: colombia, medellin, party, teach, travel

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Medellín Guide: Now Available in App Store  Posted on 12/16/2014
I’m proud to announce the Medellín Guide App is now available on iTunes! For more than a year now, I’ve been secretly working with a developer on an application to bring together the best information from...
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9010: A Modern Coworking Space and Business Center  Posted on 12/15/2014
At 9010, you can find a comfortable, quiet place to work — with a view. The name 9010 sounds like something futuristic, something we do not even know about yet. Now that I think about it, those descriptions could apply in some cases...
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PriceSmart Warehouse Club Opens Store  Posted on 12/10/2014
PriceSmart Warehouse Club in Medellín A new, large membership warehouse club recently opened in Medellín with good prices and a wide selection of imported items. The PriceSmart membership warehouse club opened its first large...
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Coming Soon: An iPhone App for Medellín  Posted on 12/08/2014
Imagine the best information from Medellín Living in the palm of your hand, available wherever you are in the city (or world), regardless of whether you have access to the internet. In partnership with Playabrite, a US-based...
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Sudamericana Final 2014: A Celebration at La 70  Posted on 12/08/2014
A vendor prepares for a big crowd coming out to watch the game during the Sudamericana Final 2014 The long trip Atlético Nacional makes to Buenos Aires might be an even longer trip on the way back. It just depends what happens at...
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  • PeterHe 24 September 2012 01:40:56

    Hi folks, I\'m Belgian living 40 minutes from Medellin in Marinilla. We have a restaurant with international cuisine, famous for having every day a different special.

    No real problems with drug cartels and such over here. I have lived 4 years in Medellin and now 2 years in Marinilla, never had a security issue whatsoever. You do not have to go looking for trouble, stay away from drugs and stay away from certain parts of town and you will be safe without problems, listen to the locals !

  • Dave 10 November 2011 13:32:08

    To Barry Belau -- No, I haven't looked into purchasing property in Medellin so I can't be of any help with this. Google "apartments in Medellin" and you'll find severa websites that rent and sell properties, several of which cater to foreigners (and are in English).

    To Debbie Bosley -- Thanks. 1. Of course if I had my way, I'd rather not live in a city with drug gangs, but this is true of any big city in the world, it's just that Medellin has the bad reputation as a result of Pablo Escobar. Gang and narco-violence is targeted at tourists, so yea, don't go looking for drugs and you'll generally be fine. BUT, regular street crime does happen -- most commonly, pickpockets and robbery. 2. The weather in Medellin is like that year round, yes. But Colombia is a big country, and it is much hotter on the coasts than in Medellin. Bogota can get quite cold at night. Same with the mountains. Every part of the country has a dry and wet season too.

  • Debbie Bosley 09 November 2011 15:03:09

    Hello Dave:
    I found your blog very interesting. I have 2 questions.
    1. Does it bother you that the Drug Cartel is in the same town? Or is it true that if you do not bother them, they will not bother you?

    2. Also, I was told that the weather and climate in Columbia is 60-75 degrees all year round. Is that true?

    Thank you. and Take Care.

  • bbelau26
    bbelau26 28 March 2010 05:23:36


    Do you know the laws about foreigners buying/owning real estate in Medellin? Or where on the net should I search for this question? Any advice would be much appreciated.. dying to visit Barry Belau

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