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Colorful buildings in Medellin, Colombia

A Detailed Guide To The Top 4 Expat Neighborhoods In Medellin

10 Years Later, Here’s What Wendy And Darren Really Think About Life In Medellín, Colombia I am still surprised by the reactions I get when I tell people I live in Medellín, Colombia. A few years ago, my friends and family expressed fear, concern, and disbelief. Today I hear admiration, curiosity, and even a little…

Amazing sandy beach in Tamariu seaside town, Costa Brava, Spain.

Comparing The Top Countries To Retire

Our Top Retirement Havens Face Off It might be easy to get on board with the idea of retiring overseas… But it’s not as easy to figure out where in the world you’d like to do it. Most people, faced with this tough question, make comparisons to help narrow things down. One of the most…

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The 7 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

7 Easiest Backup Residencies In The World Today Last week I shared with you the hellscape that is the French residency process (if you missed it, you can catch up here)… but I neglected to set your mind at ease. Because, while some countries make residency difficult and painful to acquire (ahem, France), others make it…

View of the outside of Botero museum in Medellin, Colombia.

Exploring Medellin, The Best Art Scene In Latin America

Why Medellín Is The Cultural Capital Of Colombia  After graduating university, my plan was to move to Medellín, Colombia. First, though, I wanted to spend a few months in Panama where my then-boyfriend Harry was living and would continue to be based most of the time. Sadly for me, fresh out of art school, Panama…

Medellin Colombia, view of the city and high rise apartment buildings

What I’ve Discovered After 9 Years Renting In Colombia

Dipping A Toe In Your New Home Overseas Living overseas doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For many expats we know, it’s been a gradual process… Take Jeff Paschke, for instance. Jeff started out simply looking for a winter escape from his home in Dallas, Texas. He began his hunt by reading Life Magazine’s…

view across Cali, colombia. View from a mountain across a misty valley with the high rise buildings of Cali in the distance

7 Reasons To Consider Cali: The Salsa Capital Of Colombia

7 Reasons To Live In “The City Of Eternal Summer” A couple weeks back, I ran a comparison of Medellín and Cartagena—the two Colombian cities most popular with expats. With our 2018 Live and Invest in Colombia Conference just around the corner, I’d like to bring a third option to the mix today: Cali. Renowned as the…

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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,…

2018 global property summit

Global Property Summit: Real Estate Overseas Made Easy

How To Buy Your Dream Home Overseas Why would you want to buy a piece of real estate overseas? This is the first question we tackle every year at Lief Simon’s Global Property Summit. And, it’s an important one whether you’re looking for a full- or part-time home in another country… or shopping purely for…

Why Medellin Is Attracting Everyone

Why Medellin Is Attracting Everyone (Including Serial Expats)

Serial Expat Calls This Place “The Best Of The Best”… You may know Lee Harrison as our Latin America Editor or as editor of Overseas Property Alert… but he also holds the position of “serial expat”… Lee, who retired at 49, spent his early expat years in charming, affordable Ecuador before moving on to a…

It’s Going To Be A Big Year In Colombia

It’s Going To Be A Big Year In Colombia: See It Firsthand

As Good As It Gets In South America We’re not the only ones who believe 2017 is going to be a big year for Colombia. Lonely Planet has listed the country among its top 10 places to travel this year. Here’s what its editors had to say: “Decades of civil war and violent crime meant…