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bigjailerman replied to the thread Netflix on the Colombia forum:
scotland222 initially posted:
Can any one tell me if I can get Netflix in colombia or something the same thanks in advance
bigjailerman replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Hey loco what internet company are you using...
Hoopster3pt replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Wow...my first friend! I will. Have reservations at studio apt in Laureles starting 12/6. Will try to get permanent address over following month. Then fly back to Ft L and buy 2015 Subaru Outback, load that and personal stuff into 20' container to Cartagena, pay enormous tax and duty!, stay at a resort in Santa Marta for a week and drive back to my new home in Medellin. Whooo! I need a spread sheet! At least that is my plan for now. Could change a bit as both daughters are due in Feb (both boys!) but am planning to fly back after all the messy stuff is done! Best wishes, Terry PS tried to reply to PM Alan but couldn't. Guess this will work. Sorry everyone else!
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bigjailerman replied to the thread Paper Check on the Colombia forum on October 23, 2014:
bigjailerman initially posted:
Does anyone know if there is any way to cash a US Treasury check in Colombia without a bank account here? Ive been holding off on opening one here but I just had a check I received in the mail and looking at options.. Thanks Dave
bigjailerman replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Just landing lol
thelocogringo replied on October 19, 2014 with:
If the weather is nice, I will take a ride up to Monteria Tuesday Morning if that works better for you? Early is best for me. I assume you live in recreo, close to Buena Vista? How about McDonalds in the morning. Martin
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thelocogringo replied to the thread single mother epidemic on the Colombia forum on October 23, 2014:
soystar1 initially posted:
Can someone please stop this madness in Colombia . The more I speak with women the more I realize that these men here are so filandours and irresponsible to make baby's without fathers!!! Enough is enough!
thelocogringo replied on October 23, 2014 with:
The real game changer will be Male Contraception. It is on its way and should be widly avialable in the next 5 years. When men are granted the same reproductive rights as women, then we will have something. Right now the pendulum has swung a little to far in the wrong direction, science and technology are working in our favor. I see the the next big social battle in the 2020's will be men trying to get fredom of reproductive choice as a basic right. There are big forces at work in the world fighting against our rights. They want to keep the status quo and deny our potential to succeed as individuals. Deny us the opportunity to fulfill our dreams and real potential. One of the reasons there are so many men expats living in Colombia as compared to women is because back home society has stomped on our balls and hearded us into being lemmings. Here we have a society that respects men and our abilitys and lets us live like God designed us to. Don't Tread On Me!
Diego12 replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Soystar - before you blame men, answer me this, why is acting like a slut so fashionable? Its degrading to honorable women but condoned by so many women.
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RussellO replied to the thread English book store on the Colombia forum on October 22, 2014:
dnamron41 initially posted:
If you can't find a good English book store, look for where they have used books. Go there and tell them you will be back in a few days to see what English books they found. specify what type you want or they will bring out lots of kid stuff.
RussellO replied on October 22, 2014 with:
I owned a used bookstore in costa rica for many years. when i needed books I made deals with the ama de la llave at the hotels. you should be able to buy books from them for a buck or so. Maybe everything they have as they use the money for fiestas.
RussellO replied on October 22, 2014 with:
I owned a used bookstore in costa rica for many years. when i needed books I made deals with the ama de la llave at the hotels. you should be able to buy books from them for a buck or so. Maybe everything they have as they use the money for fiestas.
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JLMelendez58 initially posted:
I've been traveling to Colombia, by myself, since 1999. I experienced my first and only earthquake there (Armenia) in January 1999. I've traveled a lot throughout Colombia, these past 16 years, and love the country as a whole. But I fell in love with El Norte Valle and the people in that region (Obando Valle del Cauca). I love it/them so much that I purchased a vacation/retirement home in Obando Valle back in 2003 (11 years now, along with a house-sitter). 20 minutes from Cartago (medium sized town) and 45 minutes from Pereira (metroplolitan). If you know how to treat people with respect and dignity (leave your arrogance back at home, don't bring it to Colombia), you will go a long way with the Colombian people. Also, learn to "respect their culture and habits". I plan to retire there in 2020 (can't wait)!!! I go every year for a month (sometimes April to celebrate my birthday or June). In the meantime, anybody who would like to visit there during the month of June 2015 and wants to experience Colombia with a (Bi-Lingual) Puerto Rican/American who is loved and treated well by the people of Obando Valle and Colombia, are welcome to do so. Mi casa es Su casa!!!
HugoMaracuya replied on October 18, 2014 with:
I did Walter. :) We finally made contact, but I don't know what's wrong with my e-mail, or even the PMs on here. But as they say, this is Colombia. :)
Waltercito replied on October 18, 2014 with:
You go, jfredo!! And Hugo, you better send her a response...
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enretiro replied to the thread Moving Advice on the Colombia forum on October 18, 2014:
Srchivo initially posted:
My wife and i are colombians and live in the states for many years. We are moving back to Colombia early spring 2015, God willing. Could anyone recommend the most economical way to send our boxes to Armenia from Lakeland, Florida? Please note that that we sold our furniture so we don't have big items. Thank You.
enretiro replied on October 18, 2014 with:
If you are in the East Coast, try this company: Gloria IntlMOVE gloria@intlmove.com www.intlmove.com Tel: 305-944-0400 x 301 Toll Free: 800-583-0010 x 301 Fax: 305-944-0959 If you are in the West Coast try: Expresito Carga given by someone call Leona. Good luck and enjoy the coffee region. Take one day at a time. I will be returning to Colombia in 2015 and seeking information as well. .
Diego12 replied on October 13, 2014 with:
Hey Loco - I enjoy your posts. Look, from my experience it is both. Now I am a jesus man, so I believe in God - but I don't believe God controls all. I believe we are here in this plane to use our free will. Its a perfection mechanism is my core belief. BTW I don't believe in churchianity... Be that as it may, I find locals that say "if God is willing" out of sincere belief. Others use it as a saying. Not religiously but culturally. Some use it as a silly excuse, in a sacrilegious way. Here they say farewell by using " a dios" - to mean "to God" as well as "adios" meaning good bye. You can tell by the inflection which is which (after awhile that is). That my two cents worth.
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HugoMaracuya replied to the thread GRINGO RANT (Buses) on the Colombia forum on October 16, 2014:
spank12 initially posted:
Well,, Gringo has been officially broken. We took a Coonmotor bus from Neiva to Armenia and back. I know I am not in Kansas anymore lol. What an adventure. Lets just say I WILL Never get on another bus for anything more than 30 mins. These are very brave and crazy folks down here, I can hardly wait to hear from folks, that had beautiful trips.
HugoMaracuya replied on October 16, 2014 with:
Hey Spank. Mild things indeed. I am still sore from yesterday, using an SITP blue bus, in Bogota. They drive like maniacs, trying to keep to their impossible allocated time for the journey, so they get their bonus. Half way through the turnstile, the driver slammed his foot down, and I went hurtling to the back. Only 2 seconds later, he slammed on the brakes for a red light, (He could have seen it before he accelerated), and I then went hurtling to the front again, where my arm struck something and started gushing blood. (Yep, I'm serious), and the driver didn't give a damn, not even to offer me a band aid. But thats pretty mild. I see mad motocyclists taking risks, and that's their risk. But an ordinary cyclist is target practice, and every bus I ride in, seems to try and kill the cyclist, or thinks the cyclist has no right to be on the road. As a cyclist myself, I sympathise with the poor bikers, and wonder how there aren't more of them killed each day. My own troubles seem rather small in comparison. So I just ignore the pain in my arm. :) But yeah, thats the "flavor" of Locombia. :)
saiid20 replied on October 16, 2014 with:
Have taken both Copetran and Berliner (now out of business?) to Bogota from Bucaramanga. All positive. Extremely comfortable, quiet, meal stops were great. My last experience in the US was quite awhile ago but all I remember is Greyhound's uncomfortable seats from NYC to Boston. The termimals de transport here are modern, mostly clean, and easily understood, even by a gringo. A word about schedules and times. I was smiled at when asked about our arrival. Answer was " between 6 and 8 hours" The weather and trancons here really hurt anyone wanting to be punctual. Not to mention driving through clouds up and down mountains.
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Waltercito replied to the thread Looking for a screen printing and embroidery company on the Colombia forum on October 15, 2014:
rasta initially posted:
i am looking for a family owned/ operated screen printing and embroidery company. I have been ordering custom shirt and hat from China. I figure out trying south of me do to the distance to china.
Waltercito replied on October 15, 2014 with:
You won't find anything in Colombia that can compare. Besides, they're sizes are all smaller the USA sizes. Try Creative Shirts in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.creativeshirts.com/ Best quality shirts, hats, jackets etc., and absolutely best quality embroidery or screen printing. Tell them "the guy from DCF" referred you.
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berry1974 posted work on the Colombia forum on October 14, 2014:
Hi I am lookingfor work in Cartagena. I speek Duch, Belgium, English 100% Spanish 40/50 % German 50% I have a logistic and building background. Thanks
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Dita replied to the thread How Finding a Teaching Job in 1 Month? on the Colombia forum:
ncola initially posted:
Hi, I will be moving to Medellin from the US sometime in December and would like to find a job teaching English. I am TESOL certified. Any suggestions? I have done plenty of research, but looking for accuracy from people currently live there. Also, I would like to get involved in the community and meet new people. Any leads would be great!
Dita replied on October 13, 2014 with:
I've worked with expats that used search associates to get jobs here...especially the well know bilingual IB schools..check out their site...im in Colombia and planning on attending the Feb job fair in Bogota...but those are for calendar b schools...im looking for calendar a schools in the meanwhile...which are usually starting to look this and next month for candidates to start in January...and of course the local Colombian websites..indeed.com.co....I would also suggest if u have a family member that lives in Medellin to pick up El Tiempo Sunday edition paper and look for you...schools have already started posting for next year...
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