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20 Apr
investing in medellin

Why Big Investors And Future Innovators Are Sold On Medellín

A bad reputation, even one that’s completely undeserved, can be a hard thing to overcome. When I made my first visit to Colombia in 2010, people were astonished that I was daring to venture to the city where Pablo Escobar reigned and members of his Medellín Cartel were certain to kidnap me. Pablo Escobar was […]

03 Dec
El Poblado, Medellin's Upscale Manila Neighborhood

El Poblado, Medellin’s Upscale Manila Neighborhood

In Medellín, Colombia, Manila has long been the undiscovered treasure of the city’s upscale El Poblado sector. On its shady, tree-lined streets, you’ll find a mixture of houses, mom-and-pop businesses, and more than its share of nice restaurants and cafés. One of El Poblado’s smallest neighborhoods, the walkable Manila is one of the last barrios […]

11 Apr
The World's Next Top Investment and Retirement Haven?

The World’s Next Top Investment and Retirement Haven?

The World's Next Top Investment and Retirement Haven? "This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellin? That'll save you a lot of time. This is the place to be in this country right now..." So remarked one of the real estate agents Lief and I met on our first visit [...]
30 Jul
Don't Let Your Friends Talk You Out Of It

Don’t Let Your Friends Talk You Out Of It

That question was posed to Jackson by one of his cousins while Jack was visiting family in the States last month. The conversation between the two 12-year-olds had to do with Jackson’s summer travel plans. He’d mentioned that we were going to be spending a couple of weeks in Medellin at our apartment there and […]