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thelocogringo replied to the thread Colombian Citizenship on the Colombia forum on October 31, 2014:
moberto initially posted:
Hello everyone. I am hoping someone can help with my question. I lived in Colombia for five / six years - i was 11 when i left(1994)- and during that time I was a resident and attended school there. I am wondering if am entitled to the citizenship even after such a long time, and if anyone knows the way to go ahead with it (if it is possible) Thanks Ahead!
thelocogringo replied 2 minutes ago with:
Uncle, have another coffee and perk up a little. I was comenting on American citicenship as to the risk of swearing elegance to another sovereignty. No worries mate.....
Waltercito replied 5 minutes ago with:
Tio Jack, the problem, once again, is the arrogance of the US. Most countries do allow dual citizenship...with its bullsh*t "best country in the world" attitude, the US does not...while I understand that there is little investigation of the expatriate situation, were you "discovered," one would lose any entitlements or privileges accrued in the US, such as Social Security, of course voting, likely legal standing in the courts, etc.
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A New Life in Colombia? by Dean LaCoursiere
Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Expat Dean LaCoursiere gives an overview of several pueblos (communities) in or near the coffee country that are little known outside of Colombia and are even off the radar of most expat magazines. (Continue)
AJMCLW replied on October 30, 2014 11:10 with:
Thank you Dean, I was sooo excited to have stumbled across your site and absolutely appreciated your review of the areas that I have had my eye on - so to speak - for Some months now and can't wait to arrange a visit. Some towns, I hadn't heard of before and I will definitely put them on my list to visit when I am down there. Looking forward to finding out how one can live there without having the requisite amount required by the Colombian Govt (coming from another country each month) - which I believe for Colombia is $2,000 month. Can you shed any light on this? I look forward to hearing more about this area and the logistics. AJMCLW
ColombiaGringo replied on March 02, 2013 15:03 with:
Medellin is great, but like any developing country lacks air pollution control. not the worst by far, some dont notice it but if your walking on main streets a while you will feel it. Medellin is the cleanest of the big cities, temperature wise absolutely perfect.
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Cparrett 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!
Cparrett replied on October 30, 2014 with:
Hi Dita, Could you tell me more about both this Bogota job fair and Calendar A vs Calendar B schools? I'm considering taking a TEFL course in Bogota ending either Feb 13 or March 30th, and am wondering if I'll be able to find work at that time, or have to wait until the fall school Semester in Colombia. thanks
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 in Colombia and planning on attending the Feb job fair in Bogota...but those are for calendar b 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 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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RussellO replied to the thread help finding apartment in Bogota on the Colombia forum on October 29, 2014:
jagledoux initially posted:
Hello, we presently live in Bogota but our apartment lease runs out and we need to find another apartment. Does anyone know of any decent real estate agencies?
RussellO replied on October 29, 2014 with:
very good info. thanks
dandrie replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Going through an agency is a nightmare, and an impossible task, if you are not colombian, with a handful of wealthy colombian friends that are prepared to cosign for you. The best way is to rent directly from the owner... forget calling if its an agency sign in the window.
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william49 replied to the thread Spanish. Lessons. Cali on the Colombia forum:
starship initially posted:
Seeking Spanish teacher in Cali for beginner. Thanks
william49 replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Hi Mike, I also did email you for more info. Please check your PM's. William
quiskies replied on October 12, 2014 with:
Hi Mike, I did email you for more info. Please check your PMs - John
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masterita posted CineMark Colombia on the Colombia forum on October 28, 2014:
Just a quick update for English speaking expats and others wanting to improve their English... I have been exchanging emails with CineMark about their movie theaters only having movies dubbed in Spanish and when they do show a subtitled movie it is usually the 11 pm showing. I explained there is a large expat community and many Colombians want to watch movies in English so they can improve their English skills. They informed me this past week that each Tuesday they will show movies in the original English format with Spanish Subtitles. YEAH!! So please help show your support and be sure to make it to the movies on Tuesdays. Not only does this help those of us who wish to watch in English but also helps promote bilingualism in Colombia. Who knows, there might be an option 2 for English.
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MSJSEL58 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
MSJSEL58 replied on October 28, 2014 with:
I've used previously. Good service, but switched to Only $39.95 a year. Been using them for approximately 6 months, so far so good.
MSJSEL58 replied on October 28, 2014 with:
I've used previously. Good service, but switched to Only $39.95 a year. Been using them for approximately 6 months, so far so good.
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MSJSEL58 replied to the thread Looking for a screen printing and embroidery company on the Colombia forum:
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.
MSJSEL58 replied on October 28, 2014 with:
Creaciones Sport Rionegro. Antioquia Cell: 314-811-2131 Landline: 531-5385 sportcrea@hotmail Ask for Lady Echeverry Good work, excellent prices
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 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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MSJSEL58 replied to the thread Moving Advice on the Colombia forum:
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.
MSJSEL58 replied on October 28, 2014 with:
I moved to Rionegro, Antioquia in Sept 2012. I had read many horror stories online about shipping household goods to Colombia. Fortunately, my move to Colombia was uneventful. I shipped 37 large boxes, including beds, king size mattresses. I used the services of The cost was affordable and they store my stuff in Miami until I found a finca to rent. Once I asked them to ship my goods, my boxes arrived in 2 days. I rented a large vehicle to transport my goods, picked up my boxes at the airport cargo area and nothing was missing. Xpressnet 1335 NW 98 Ct. Unit # 1, Miami Fl 33172 Tel 305-884-8850 Ask for Wendy
enretiro replied on October 18, 2014 with:
If you are in the East Coast, try this company: Gloria IntlMOVE 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. .
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thelocogringo replied to the thread Shipping extra long box. on the Colombia forum on October 28, 2014:
edl5302 initially posted:
I am having trouble shipping one box that is 7' long it is not very heavy maybe 40 pounds, any suggestions would be appreciated, this box has all of my fishing equipment needs to go to Colombia asap. Thanks
thelocogringo replied on October 28, 2014 with:
I can get the box to you in about 10 days if you are interested. Send me a pm with the city you are in and I will quote you a price.
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