Colombia

Cali, Colombia: An Urban Setting With Plenty Of Green Space

An Urban Setting With Plenty Of Green Space

My workout over, I wipe my brow and walk over to chat with Sergio. Sergio comes to Parque El Ingenio almost every day to sell agua de panela—water flavored with brown cane sugar and lime—to the folks who exercise at what I have come to call “The Flintstones Gym.” The equipment here is homemade. Barbells …

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3 Top Coastal Colonial Cities Offering Fun, Sun, And Property

Coloonial Style Buildings in the Coastal City of Olinda Brazil

Most of us think of colonial cities as being situated in the highlands… not on the ocean. In fact, when we talk about various lifestyles in Latin America, we often discuss colonial city living and the beach lifestyle as if it were necessary to choose between the two. But the truth is that you can …

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How to Live “Like A Local” In Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia

Most people who move abroad enjoy the familiarity of an existing expat community and seek out destinations with a number of expats already in residence. But not everyone. There are a few of us who want to live among the local community, become a part of the local culture, and are happy if we rarely …

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A Rental Market Overview Of Medellín’s Top Neighborhoods

A Rental Market Overview Of Medellín

The Latest On Furnished Rentals In Medellín Last week, I saw a report that’s important for anyone who wants to get into Medellín, Colombia’s lucrative rental market… or anyone who wants to rent a furnished apartment for living in this popular expat destination. The study analyzed the costs of 350 furnished rental units on the …

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Santa Marta: A Hidden Gem On Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Santa Marta: Colombia’s Calmer Caribbean Alternative Cartagena continues to boost its profile as a prime travel and investment destination, and it’s not hard to see why. The city is teeming with culture and liveliness, and boasts a wide range of features—from the outstanding cuisine and tropical climate to a bustling city center and bohemian neighborhoods—that …

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3 Top Spots For Enjoying Spring-Like Weather All Year Long

Puebla, Mexico, is one of the best locations to invest for a cooler but still spring-like weather overseas.

Plus: What Happens To Your Investor Visa Money… If you’re been researching the topic of retiring or buying a property abroad, you’ve seen a lot about beaches, sun, sand, and warm-weather locations. But I routinely hear from readers who don’t like hot weather or humidity and have no desire to live near the beach. Just …

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Reasons You Should Be Buying Property In Medellin, Colombia

property in Medellin, Colombia

Plus: Getting The “Real” Story On Belize “I can’t believe this place has stayed off the radar,” said my friend Lou… for the third time in as many days. We were having dinner in an open-air French restaurant in Medellín’s Zona Rosa, the city’s upscale dining and shopping area. Lou lives on Manhattan’s Upper West …

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El Poblado, Medellin’s Upscale Manila Neighborhood

El Poblado, Medellin’s Upscale Manila Neighborhood

Plus: Beachfront Under US$100k… And Stashing Money In Chile In Medellín, Colombia, Manila has long been the undiscovered treasure of the city’s upscale El Poblado sector. On its shady, tree lined streets, you’ll find a mixture of houses, mom-and-pop businesses, and more than its share of nice restaurants and cafés. One of El Poblado’s smallest …

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