A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Medellin, Colombia
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Who is this Andrew? A real estate agent? Contact information, please, Tks Gary
I am not buying nor investing in Columbia. but I want to rent an apartment. in central area in City. I don;t like the campo. I;ve been done that road. you can get robbed at any time day or night. I am a city boy anyway. New york .Miami .Los Angles, Las Vegas. where would I go to look . I am moving to Medellin , where would I start. like an agency or real estate agency. what kind of numbers are we talking about. $500 -$1000 is what I can do. what about electric charges per kilo watt hour. I know some countries charge you double or triple for using more then 200-300 kilowatts per month.What about Pobalda. could I ,would .should I live there. and why not? . I have lived all over central America. and Caribbean. also .do I need air conditioning in Medellin?
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I made the mistake of enrolling one of my sons into high school at this shameful place. He had been to several international schools and had never had a problem. He was severely bullied to the point of asking we take out of the school. He would not tell us what horror he was going thru just wanted out. Now we have discovered international students and teachers were constanly abused mentally and physically , forced to silence by threats of hurting them, there siblings or parents. The local rich kids act with inpunity, they bully all outsiders even Colombians from other cities. To make matters worse the counselors and teachers never warned us of what was happening. The organized bullies of this horror house caused seriuos emotional pain and damage to teachers and students. How can a school with such problems be acredited by international institutions? Don't fall for the pretty videos and facilities. If you must work in Medellin leave your children Bogota and comute!
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Bullying is a problem everywhere. Elementary, Middle, and High School. Please don't make your kids suffer by making them go there!
Thanks for sharing. I also live off of SSA disability on a tight budget. Nice to know someone else is doing the same thing. Any hints on healthcare?
If your a party guy looking for party girls and your on a short vacation, then you will have fun, but if your a guy looking for a serious girl, plan to have to take weeks to get to know a girl before you can do anything serious on a relationship scale. English knowledge is here but its only a small percentage that speak english.