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Wakeman
5/3/2016 11:10 EST

Which city would be the best to visit for a month for the first time in Colombia?

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WhoaNellie
5/3/2016 11:20 EST

That depends. What are you looking for? Beach, mountains, night life, cool, hot, rainy, dry, English speakers?

In a month you could visit several cities and areas.

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Wakeman
5/3/2016 11:29 EST

Mild weather,safe,great restaurants,beautiful women,not too many gringos

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thelocogringo
5/3/2016 11:31 EST

Omaha

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Razial
5/3/2016 12:09 EST

Now that's funny

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bigjailerman
5/3/2016 14:14 EST

Barranquilla...

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Wakeman
5/3/2016 14:47 EST

Thks.

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Santiago1987
5/3/2016 17:41 EST

Barranquilla is a coastal town hot and humid...nearby are Cartegena and Santa Marta, a beach and fishing town with not-so-pretty beaches.

Medellin is said to be the City of Eternal Spring.. 85 during the day. 65 at night.

Cali to the south is hot during the day and said to be the birthplace of Salsa.

In Cali, Barranquilla, Cartegena, Santa Marta you will probably want a place that has Air Conditioning and a shower that has hot water. Plan on showering 2x a day at these places minimum.

Hostels, Airbnb, andfor longer stays than a month, local apts are pretty cheap.. $200-500 usd. Read the forums and you will learn much of what you need to know.

Salud,
Santiago

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bigjailerman
5/3/2016 18:15 EST

I find BArranquilla very comfortable weather wise, generally breezey and not very humid at all. It isnt overgrown with gringos, it has great nightlife and many well dressed beautiful women at all hours of the day and night. It has great restaurants, infrastructure, medical care, transportation etc. Bustling and growing especially in the north.

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WhoaNellie
5/3/2016 18:55 EST

I do not particularly like hot climates, and I sweat easily - but Santiago de Cali, "La Sucursal del Cielo", is not that bad. I do not use air conditioning there (but a fan is nice), and shower only once a day! But you do need to, the chucha and pecueca WILL attack with a vengeance!

Most people don't have hot water and you get used to it (although I made my family there put in a water heater). At night it can sometimes get cool enough to need a very light blanket.

Nevertheless a few hundred meters higher elevation can definitely be more enjoyable (Cali is around 1000 meters/3300 feet).

OTOH for me Buenaventura on the coast is pure torture, even when the sun is not out.

Several hours north of Cali is Lago Calima and the town of Darién, a sort of resort area, very nice. Around 1500 meters, it can get quite cool at night. Spanish fluency would be a must.

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livinginmedellin
5/3/2016 19:24 EST

"Mild weather,safe,great restaurants,beautiful women,not too many gringos " = Pereira or Medellín as long as you stay away from El Poblado.

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cafetero
5/3/2016 21:46 EST

I would agree with everything said in previous posts (well...Omaha was a bit of a stretch, but it was funny).
I especially agree with LIM about pereira and medellin. I would add to that list Armenia and Manizales, Ibague, Popayan and Bucaramanga.
I spent my first month in Bogota, second month in Barranquilla and then three months in Medellin. I like them all, for different reasons.
If I had a month with no particular destination in mind I´d probably choose to spend a week each in Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Medellin and Pereira. If you rode the bus between these cities, rather than flying, you would see a good bit of the country and get a feel for coastal, valleys and mountains.

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TRNTNDR
5/9/2016 20:11 EST

Great idea to spend a week in four different cities, and to travel between them by bus to see something of the countryside, but if you don't have a strong stomach be sure to take a pill to prevent travel sickness before you set out. Colombia is mountainous and the roads are full of curves. Many bus drivers give the impression that they have a death wish!

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SkyMan
5/10/2016 08:48 EST

The cabbies in Cuenca, Ec. have the same mentalithy...one foot on the gas, one on the clutch and one hand on the horn=fun rides, especially in el centro...where the streets are very narrow.

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SkyMan
5/10/2016 08:48 EST

The cabbies in Cuenca, Ec. have the same mentalithy...one foot on the gas, one on the clutch and one hand on the horn=fun rides, especially in el centro...where the streets are very narrow.

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