The rule for how long most tourists can stay is: 180 days in a calendar year (January 1st to December 31st in any given year) or 180 days consecutively More information on How Long Can I Stay in Medellin with Tourist Visa You can extend your Tourist Visa by going to Migracion Colombia website here: http://www.emtelco.co/agendamientoweb_migracol/app/index.php/home/ How to… Read More »How to Extend Your Tourist Visa in Medellin Colombia
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If you arrive in Medellin, you are allowed 90 days to roam wild and free; that is if you are an American citizen (double check with your country’s visa if you are not American and share your experience!). You don’t have to get the visa in advanced, all you need is to book a flight,… Read More »How Long Can I Stay in Medellin with Tourist Visa?
The History of Medellin is worth knowing, most popular one is the Feria de las Flores, the Flower Festival in Medellin, Colombia. The Silleter, is a peasant from the territory of Santa Elena who used the silleta (almost looks like a chair) as a means of transport to sell flowers and other products in the… Read More »The History of The Flower Festival in Medellin
If you compare Medellin, Colombia with other cities around the world, you might feel a bit safer. Europe, for example, it’s notorious for you to lose your personal belongings by a pick pocket artist. Asia is known for fake jewelry and merchandises. Come to Medellin and you’ll find very few scams. Take note that this… Read More »Scams to Avoid in Medellin
If you think Guatape is the only amazing destination that is around Medellin, this is a destination should definitely be on your to-do list as well if you’re traveling to Medellin. While it’s a 3-hour bus ride to the town of Abejorral in Antioquia where you will then need to go east towards Arboleda, it might… Read More »The Air Hostel in Abejorral Antioquia Colombia
Rappi, a one-year-old startup based in Colombia, focuses their on-demand delivery service. What do they deliver? Everything from delivering meals, groceries, and some crazy examples if you continue reading. It is betting that it can beat the odds and become a lucrative business. According to Simon Borrero, the company’s co-founder and CEO, Latin America’s market… Read More »Rappi: A Colombian Startup Who Wants to Deliver Everything
Ayahuasca is not your friend, it’s your master Ayahuasca is a plant mixture that induces altered states of consciousness, lasting between 4-8 hours. It has different names and in Colombia they call it Yagé /jɑːˈheɪ/. I did Ayahuasca in Pucallpa, Peru and I also did it many times in Medellin. I didn’t see any difference between… Read More »Ayahuasca Experience in Medellin
Let’s face it, if you’re traveling to an unknown city, a few things might start to scare you. We’re not in the 90s where you can carry a Thomas Guide or carry a large map brochure of the city. We will be using Google and learn how to get around Medellin, Colombia. Here are the… Read More »Getting Around in Medellin Colombia Without Internet
Leave behind some comforts the City of Medellin has to offer and forget your idea of a traditional trip, strip away the four or five star hotel and stay at a hostel. Whether you are a backpacker or want to immerse yourself into Colombian culture in Medellin, here’s a few tips. As a Backpacker, Minimalist, Nomadic… Read More »What You Expect to See in Medellin
Medellin is a city where you will see amazing infrastructure and technology growth. You will meet entrepreneurs and hustlers, yet ATM machines and cash payment everywhere you go. Most Colombian banks have smart chips on their debit cards and a handful of places where you can tap your debit card for payment. Drones, Virtual Reality,… Read More »Can I Pay with Apple Pay in Medellin?