When I was doing my check-out trip to Medellín in early 2012, Guatapé was one of my first day trips to the countryside. I had lived on the coast of Maine for 27 years before my decision to move overseas, so I was used to having quick access to water. The lake area in Guatapé is the closest body of water to landlocked Medellín...
Many people have an outdated perception of Colombia. The country has transformed from its dark past of violence and drug cartels and is now a vibrant, thriving, and welcoming place to live. Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world...
As of March 21, Colombia has 196 cases with nearly half of those in the capital city of Bogotá. The situation has been changing rapidly over the past two weeks as health and government officials are reacting to the spread of the virus and doing their best to contain it.
Readers often write in to International Living to ask whether U.S. health insurance companies cover treatment abroad. For any U.S. resident considering a move abroad, this is an important consideration. The short answer is: probably not. Most U.S. health insurers don’t cover treatment outside the U.S. Neither, of course, does Medicare.
Over the past several years, Mike Chartrand has watched Barranquilla grow into a major economic and business center on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
The other day I received a Facebook message from a friend back in the U.S. asking me how my summer was. I had to stop and think for a moment...it´s the end of summer?
Colombia is now seen as a tourist destination and an investment haven. Whether you live in a metropolitan city or a small town, on the coast or in the mountains, life in Colombia is authentic, rewarding, and vibrant.
With over 1,900 species of birds and an array of micro climates ranging from dry desert…to cool mountain…to humid jungle, Colombia, is the second most biodiverse country in the world.Shedding its dark past, Colombia now attracts visitors and people...
“The grand plan was to retire at age 55,” says Kent. “But discovering Medellín made it easy to do that sooner. Our cost of living is 65% lower than it would be in Denver, Colorado.”
When I bought my new apartment in 2012, I was ecstatic that it didn’t have wall-to-wall carpeting. Instead, the floors were covered in beautiful, sleek, 24-inch-square, cream-colored, porcelain tiles. Having lived in the New England area of the U.S. my whole life, this was going to be a welcomed change. I realized that this is Read more...: Why I Waited Six Years to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner in Medellín