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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Medellin, Colombia
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)
spank12 replied most recently with:
Who is this Andrew? A real estate agent? Contact information, please, Tks Gary
NYPD8905 replied recently with:
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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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of The Columbus School in Medellin, Colombia
Review-of-The Columbus School
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)
A reader replied most recently with:
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!
A reader replied recently with:
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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Parmador commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Medellin, Colombia
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
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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