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Panama City, Panama to the left on a sunny day and Medellin, Colombia on the right

Comparing Panama And Colombia: Living, Retiring, Investing

Panama Versus Colombia—The Truth This weekend I’ll be returning to Panama for the first time since moving away three years ago, so the Isthmus is on my mind this week. There are plenty of things I miss about life in Panama, and a few things I plan to stock up on to bring back—my favorite…

Grape vines in Viña Sicilia, Colombia

Touring Colombian Wine Country

Wine-Lover’s Dream Come True In Colombia My husband was a wine distributor when we lived in Illinois, and we spent many vacations in California’s famous wine regions, as well as other wine areas throughout the States. As a result, we acquired an extensive wine collection. Since moving to Colombia, finding good wine at reasonable prices…

Plaza De Botero, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

An Easy Way To Find Out If You Would Thrive In Colombia

Our #1 Pick For Luxury Living On A Budget This success story is nothing short of remarkable. It’s taken a couple of decades… But Colombia has reinvented itself into one of the most pleasant and affordable places to spend time in the world. Prior to the current pandemic, this country was breaking tourism records with…

Christmas lights in the city of Medellin, Colombia

Christmas In Colombia: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

The World’s Best Christmas Festival Of Lights I’ve been spending Christmas abroad since 2001 and have come to love the traditions and celebrations that take place throughout Latin America. Christmas in Medellín is the most impressive extravaganza I’ve experienced. My first half dozen Christmases overseas were in Ecuador and were the most enjoyable Christmas experiences…

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…

Live near water

The Reasons Why You Should Live Near Water

The benefits of spending time in water are well documented, as are the ways in which simply living near water is good for you. New studies are showing that spending time in and around water has positive impacts on both cognitive and physical health. Just to see and hear water can reduce cortisol levels, provide…

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…

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…

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