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What happens when you use Android vs Apple in Medellin with Claro

What you need to know if you’re going to sign up for Claro prepaid services. I’ve used both android and iPhone while staying in Medellin, and there is a huge difference of how much data is being used. It’s drastic enough to have an article dedicated so that you can better prepare yourself and enjoy… Read More »What happens when you use Android vs Apple in Medellin with Claro

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Why go to Starbucks in Medellin when you’re in Colombia?!

I’ve been living in Medellin Colombia for about 6 months. Drinking coffee is an everyday thing for me. I wake up and drink coffee, after lunch, coffee, work and drink coffee. Caffeine doesn’t really effect me and I’ve accepted the fact that I like to enjoy black coffee. While majority of the people like to… Read More »Why go to Starbucks in Medellin when you’re in Colombia?!

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Taxi’s in Medellin – Make sure the driver isn’t cheating you

  Few taxi drivers were caught increasing rates and manipulating the meter. The device is installed under the steering wheel and a button could be pressed to activate with either the hand or a foot. To be aware of the taxi drivers who have this device installed, it’s important to understand how the meter device works.… Read More »Taxi’s in Medellin – Make sure the driver isn’t cheating you

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Tourism in Medellin in 2016: Where are they coming from?

According to experts, there were 702,086 tourists in 2016, 15% increase from 2015. Most of these tourists came from Panama, the UK, and Peru doubled their arrival last year compared to 2015. In 2008, there were 270,080 tourists versus today 702,086. You will meet many tourists who decided to stay here as long as possible. We… Read More »Tourism in Medellin in 2016: Where are they coming from?

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Planning on coming to Medellin? Here’s what you need to know about Medellin new laws

The new police code was introduced on January 30, 2017, but during the first six months, no fines will be charged while the citizens and tourists are better acquainted with the new law. Here are the new police code along with the fine each will cost you: 1. Before you have the urge to pee in the… Read More »Planning on coming to Medellin? Here’s what you need to know about Medellin new laws

Pollution in Medellin: The dirty little secret

There is a huge pollution problem in Medellin. According to the Metropolitan Area of the Valley Aburrá, there were 3 Months in 2016 with enough air pollution to be categorized as at or near environmental emergency levels. The increase in bicycle adoption hasn’t solved the problem, nor have the driving restrictions put on vehicle usage… Read More »Pollution in Medellin: The dirty little secret