Live Abroad in Colombia
In this guest post, Daniel Arthur shares his journey from office job to remote worker, which allows him to live his Unconventional Life in Colombia. Here is his story…
My remote work journey began long ago, several years into my career, and shortly after graduating from college. I’ve been working remotely for over twenty years, long before it became popular.
Back then, there were only three options for folks who wanted to work from home. They consisted of people who owned their businesses or were self-employed, freelancers, or W-2 wage-earning employees who worked for companies who valued their employee’s contributions to the company, invested in their success and career trajectory, and were sensitive to their employee’s overall quality of life.
I was very fortunate to convince my employer back in 2007 to agree to this arrangement. My experience could be a model for current and future expats wishing to work abroad.
In September 2017, I met my lifelong partner in the most unconventional way. We met online through a language-learning mobile app called Tandem.
I suppose it isn’t unconventional to meet someone online, especially in these times! Many successful couples have met online, formed an immediate connection, and subsequently married four years later.
We took the conservative approach to marriage in the beginning. About the three-year mark in our relationship, we contemplated marriage. We decided to delay it to allow us to complete our academic endeavors. I was finishing my Master’s while my partner was completing his Bachelor’s.
In our previous blog post, we talked about Our Expat Story and how my husband and I ended up in Medellín Colombia. Sadly, we had to leave Colombia after 4 years due to visa issues.
Both born and raised in Switzerland, we should be the happiest people on earth, right? Not so much! Our wish to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life led us on a journey to explore alternative options.
Join us on our quest to find a place where we can truly thrive and discover the true meaning of happiness. This is the story of our pursuit of the American Dream and the unexpected twist that took us to a different continent altogether.
Medellín, Colombia and Cuenca, Ecuador have become increasingly popular destinations for expats, digital nomads, and retirees.
Both cities offer a unique charm, vibrant cultures, and an array of attractions that cater to various lifestyles and preferences.
In this comprehensive blog post, you’ll learn about the many facets of living in these two amazing cities, including the pros and cons of each, comparing aspects such as living conditions, cost of living, infrastructure, and safety.
Hopefully, this will help you make an informed decision about which city might be the ideal destination for your next adventure or new home abroad.
We had the opportunity to interview Juan Camilo Villegas on our recent trip to Medellín, Colombia.
Juan is an experienced real estate agent and shared some valuable information about buying real estate in Colombia, the unique process, and the essential steps for foreigners looking to invest in the country.
In this blog post, we summarize the main points of our conversation with Juan to help you successfully navigate the Colombian real estate market.
If you’re a real estate enthusiast like us, you’ll definitely enjoy this post about our recent real estate tour in Medellín, Colombia.
We had a blast exploring four amazing properties with a range of prices to fit almost any budget.
As an added bonus, we’ll also compare these Medellín homes to similar properties in Denver, Colorado, where we used to live.
Spoiler alert: Medellín offers some incredible value!
Have you ever visited a place and immediately felt like you could live there? That’s how we felt when we visited Medellín for the first time!
We quickly discovered why Medellín is so popular with expats and digital nomads – the transition to living there would be very easy.
From the solid infrastructure to the excellent healthcare, great weather, and awesome people, this city has everything we look for in a place to live.
Our first trip to Colombia was even MORE surprising than we expected! We spent a week in Medellin in the neighborhood of El Poblado, which the New York Times just listed as a “must-visit place in 2023.” We also visited some of the other neighborhoods, like Laureles, La Floresta and Sabaneta.
So, in this article, we’ll tell you about the top 10 things that surprised us about Medellin, Colombia.