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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Medellin, Colombia
Moving-to-Medellin
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
I would not consider any areas other than Medellin for relocating now. Can find lower costs in the countryside, but can be dangerous. Also would look in the suburbs of Envigado or Sabaneta (south end for a more serene life) as the central city could be dangerous and noisy. Prices in Poblado are much higher - starting above $250-500k and is an urban jungle. (Continue)
GringaGirl17 replied most recently with:
Can anyone tell me about the health insurance for $35/month? I'm on a professional fellowship. So, I have to pay for my own health insurance.
mmontes replied recently with:
I owned an apartment offering to rent in Laureles for US$450.00 brand new
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of The Columbus School in Medellin, Colombia
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
At our first visit we were amazed. Facilities are beautiful. This school is one of the best schools (speaking only about facilities) in Colombia. (Continue)
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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!
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Is the problem with bullying only in the senior school or in the elementary school as well?
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Parmador commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Medellin, Colombia
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Study the language before you come, there isn't apt to be anyone who speaks yours. While this is more true in China it is also true in CO. If you are planning to do any dating you really need local knowledge for the culture in the area. (Continue)
Parmador replied most recently with:
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? Gracias, Pasquale
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ColombiaGringo commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Medellin, Colombia
Culture-Shock-in-Medellin
What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?
how progressive they are (Continue)
ColombiaGringo replied most recently with:
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.
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