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If you are looking for an authentic expat experience, Colombia is probably the ideal destination for you. Surrounded by Amazonian forests, valleys and beaches, it is can be a real adventure track for expats.

By choosing to live in Colombia, you will enjoy a dynamic and relaxed environment all at once in a tropical climate, as well as the warmth of a multiethnic population, thus enriching your expat experience.

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There are 3 types of visas for foreigners who wish to live in Colombia. If you are planning to stay in Colombia for less than six months for tourist purposes, you may need to apply for a tourist visa. 

Located primarily in the northwest of South America (with some territories in Central America), Colombia welcomes travellers with its Caribbean beaches, cobblestone towns and villages, enigmatic ancient civilisation and a diversity of landscapes.

Both visitors and those who stay long term in Colombia will have no shortage of things to do. Colombia’s rich culture and diverse natural landscape mean that expats will have a wide range of leisure activities to choose from.

Keeping in touch with friends and family is a top concern no matter where you are living. In order to stay in contact while abroad, you’ll likely want a local phone and internet connection. Expats living in Colombia have many options for high-quality phone plans and internet coverage.

Moving is stressful and requires good planning. A shipping company will greatly reduce the stress of moving your belongings internationally as they will coordinate both the removal of your things as well as all documents needed to clear customs. If moving to Colombia, this is especially important if you do not speak an intermediate level of Spanish.

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And now the adventure continues. After almost a decade of what ifs, dreaming, and planning, we moved to the highlands of Western Panama in April 2015. We arrived there from Long Beach, California with two big dog crates, two sweet dogs, and not much more, to find out what lay around the next bend. And more recently, the four of us made another move from Panama to the dazzling city of Medellin the jumping-off point for our South American travels.

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I started Cartagena Explorer in mid-2018 to be a city guide for Cartagena for visitors and residents (including expats!) alike. I write about the history of Cartagena and the attractions in the city as well as on living in Colombia as an expat.

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An Englishman in Colombia

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The first three years of my Blog covered moving to, and settling in Colombia, I then moved over to covering just my woodwork projects, but now I use it as a diary, for my family and friends to follow

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