New members of the Colombia forum, introduce yourselves here - 2023

Hi all,

Newbie on the Colombia forum? Don't know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country,
or to tell us more on your expat projects in Colombia if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

I wrote my intro yesterday and it seemed to disappear. Is there somewhere it might have gone?  I chose “Tortoise Unbroken” for my online name since Tortoise was taken.

Hello Tortoise Unbroken,

Your intro has not disappeared, you can still find it here > … =2#55734321f601.svg

We closed the old thread as we are no longer in 2022 and we opened a new thread for new members in 2023.

Feel free to do your intro here again. 1f609.svg


Cheryl team


My name is David and I'm currently living in Charlotte, NC with my Colombian born wife.  I'm 67yo, USAF/SSN retired and current business owner. My wife is from the Bogota area in Facatativa.  We've traveled back to 'Faca' several times for couple weeks at a time to visit family, but for living down there part time, I'm mostly interested in El Eje Cafetero like Salento, Armenia, Filandia or Calarca. I'm looking for someone that might already be living in that area and can offer some insight.

Hello davidrebolloso ,

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You did well in the introduction!

I suggest you start by reading the Living in Colombia guide for expats and if you have some questions feel free to start a new thread on the Colombia forum.

Who better to answer your questions than people living there already?

All the best,

Cheryl team

Since this thread is for intro's only,

I have responded to David's interest

in the Coffee Zone, at this forum's

Colombia Mailbag thread.

The thread is clickable from the

forum welcome page.

cccmedia in Santander

My name is Steven.  I come from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.  I spent a few weeks in Colombia, met a wonderful woman and have decided to retire here.  We are in the process of moving to Santa Marta (warmer and more breathable air than Bogota). 

I'm a retired systems engineer.  In my earlier career I was an attorney and then law professor.