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As a major Colombian port city, Cartagena has many assets to convince you to settle there: a gentle sea breeze, lovely and colorful houses holding more than 400 years of history, an authentic gastronomy...

Cartagena is the ideal destination for expatriates looking for a unique experience. You will simply be amazed by the splendor of its colonial heritage and its artistic and cultural wealth.

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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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“Do it! You’ll regret not going or wish you had gone sooner.”

Today, Maya, an LA girl, is living with her husband in Singapore and expecting her first child. But Maya has not always had a companion on her Expat adventures. Indeed, a few years ago, right after college, young Maya left the US to teach in the Philippines, satisfying an urge to live abroad she’s always had. In an interview to ...

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