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My name Joey. I come from a small town Athens Tennessee about 10,000 residents. I will be visiting Medellin with my Colombiana wife. We will be staying with her brother. He lives in Torres San sebastian is this a safe place? My wife thinks I’m being paranoid but she hasn’t been in Colombia in over 30 years.
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You are both likely in for some "culture shock" but with your cuñado (brother-in-law) to advise and guide you, I don't think you are in any great danger. 

Colombia has crime problems, mostly street crimes and robbery and burglary, and one must always be alert.  Any big city anywhere has at least some of the same problems.  Medellín is no exception but it is not generally regarded as being that dangerous.  Colombia has many much more dangerous places yet both foreigners and natives thrive in those places.

Do an internet search for
medellin torres san sebastian
and you can see a lot of info about this particular location.  It seems to be mostly estrato 3 so it is representative of Colombia's middle-class and getting to stay there should be an enjoyable, entertaining and edifying experience.

Come to Medellin, and enjoy your stay, as OA says, take advise from your Brother in Law and any one else who offers it, they want people to leave and say they had a good time,  you will be as safe as in any City, just be sensible, don't go out dressed up with flashy watches or anything that will draw attention to yourself, and be aware of your surroundings, you'll be fine.
Have a great Holiday!

Hello,  I will returning to Medellin for a 2nd visit in mid-week, staying until Sunday AM. 

In addition to the touristy spots are there any spot whereas a US citizen can go to meet other Expats, native Colombians (perhaps English-speaking, as I speak limited Spanish, but can read a little better) for their conversation, insights?   My hotel accommodations will be in the El Poblado vicinity.

Many thanks.

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Torres San Sebastian is located in downtown Medellin in a neighborhood called Niquitao.

Not exactly the best area, so exercise some caution, especially at night. Always go out accompanied with your wife or your brother-in-law.

The best areas in Medellin are El Poblado and Laureles.

realtycol :

Torres San Sebastian is located in downtown Medellin in a neighborhood called Niquitao.

Not exactly the best area, so exercise some caution, especially at night....

The best areas in Medellin are El Poblado and Laureles.

Downtown Medellín is relatively dangerous .. home to serious pollution .. and (due to low altitude) has the warmest daytime temps in the city.

Stick with the best areas, cc, which Realtycol identified correctly.  Especially since I recall from an email last year, you like to walk around.

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