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What's it like being an Expat in Medellin?

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johnm2
2/6/2017 10:58 EST

Hi everyone, my name is John and I am a 34-year-old currently living in Toronto, Canada. I'm looking to move to Colombia in June, and am strongly considering Medellin.

I will be there on Feb 15-19 for holiday (I booked a trip there before deciding I wanted to move to Colombia for a year or so). If anyone would be interested in getting together, I'd be happy to buy you a beer or coffee to hear about your experience - both the good and bad.

Thanks.

SunsetSteve
2/11/2017 16:45 EST

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woody932
2/11/2017 09:04 EST

You cannot drink within Parque LLeras. Step out onto the sidewalk a foot away and your ok. Go figure.

regnatarajan
2/11/2017 05:00 EST

@johnm2, I'm from Toronto and have been splitting time between Canada and Colombia for over a year now. I do the Vancouver-Toronto-Bogota run every few months. I'll actually be back in Toronto in a couple of weeks and am not looking forward to it at all.

I can't tell you much about Medellin because I ended up near Bogota, but I can certainly tell you that I have no regrets at all about making the move to Colombia. I'm hoping to spend most of 2017 in Colombia if I can wrap my mind around the tax laws and conclude they won't destroy my savings.

Anyway, I'll let the Medellin experts answer your questions. Just wanted to encourage you by letting you know another guy from Toronto made the move you're planning and loves it.

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