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Everyone Is Hot On Colombia, Even The U.S. State Dept.

From “Bad-Ass Town” To Latin America’s Most Sophisticated Lifestyle Option

You may have missed this announcement. It wasn’t shouted about in the press…

But, on Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. State Department raised Colombia’s overall travel advisory status from “Level 3: Reconsider travel” to “Level 2: Exercise increased caution.”

So, “increased caution” is good? Well, yes…

Those parts of the country that the State Department advises you avoid aren’t places we’d recommend you hang out either.

At Live and Invest Overseas, we’ve been cheerleading for Colombia for a whole decade (while the State Department kept it pretty much blacklisted), and we’ve focused—as we do in each country we talk about—on the areas where an expat would feel safe and secure, be welcomed into the local community, and enjoy a richer lifestyle…

But old stereotypes die hard.

Today, even the safest, most sophisticated parts of Colombia—Medellín’s El Poblado neighborhood, for example—remain undervalued. Good news for the foreign retiree and investor

What’s more, thanks to the current rate of exchange for Americans, Colombia is a bargain—certainly the best value we’ve come across in this region—for the sophisticated lifestyle on offer (again, depending on where you go).

And, coming up this June 6–8 is your chance to explore your options in this diverse, beautiful country as we gather for our 2018 Live and Invest in Colombia Conference.

In this country, where the Andes meets the Pacific and the Caribbean, you’ll find options to suit your own taste and budget…

Medellín, where we’ll convene for these three days of Colombia talks, is just one option—and one that many expats have fallen for at first sight…

Latin America Correspondent Lee Harrison—a legal resident of Colombia—says, “Medellín doesn’t compare to anywhere in the Americas or Europe in terms of sophistication… and it comes at a tremendous value. It’s also a good deal when compared with other parts of Colombia—mainly due to its former cartel days.”

For mountain-lovers, there’s Bogotá where temperatures are cool year-round…

Beach-lovers may be drawn toward Cartagena on the shores of the Caribbean…

And, those seeking a great social life, may be wooed by Cali, the salsa capital of the world…

The residency process is smooth and straightforward, too—with 17 different paths available. To qualify as a retiree, for example, you need to show a monthly income that is—at today’s exchange—at least US$807 (lower than neighboring Panama’s US$1,000 a month)…

This is your only chance this year to meet us in Colombia and:

  • Explore with us to see the best of what the country has to offer, region by region. We’ll not only have expats to give their point of view, but also Colombians who can showcase their country…
  • Get the facts on being a part-time resident in exciting locations like Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Medellín…
  • Visit expat-friendly neighborhoods with the people who live here now…
  • Discover how to find an affordable rental—starting at US$500 per month—and where you should be looking…
  • Get the facts on safety and security in the “new Colombia”…
  • Discover Colombia’s medical care… what many believe is Latin America’s best, most modern, and most affordable…
  • Learning the language is a terrific investment to help you get the most out of your experience in Colombia. We’ll showcase the best of Colombia’s many fine language schools…
  • Get a grasp on the cost of living. We’ll show you actual budgets from people who live here…

And that’s just for starters. You can read more about our plans here.

If you decide to join us, remember to use Coupon Code PRECOL50 to avail of your exclusive reader discount.

Valentine Fouché

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