Skip to Content

Medellin Living 2011: The First 3 Months in Review

Copacabana, a small pueblo north of Medellin
Copacabana, a small pueblo north of Medellin.

It's been three and a half months since I returned to Medellin, so being a little past the halfway mark, I wanted to get everyone up to speed on what I've been up to.

For the new readers, I've been spending six months per year in Medellin, Colombia since 2009.  

Within my first week in the city, I'd already started a new blog, Medellin Living, to share my adventures as an expat.

This year I've had the chance to meet quite a few other travel bloggers either passing through town or living here for a few months.  

They include Marcello (Wandering Trader), Brendan (Brendan's Adventures), Gareth (Tourist 2 Townie), Ryan (Ryan Goes Abroad), Jeff (Maverick Traveler), and Jack and Jill Travel.  

Here, in no particular order, are my favorite posts and adventures from the last three months in Colombia:

Poblado Apartment — description and photos of the apartment I've been living in since September 2010.

Finca in Copacabana (+ Part 2) — a Colombian friend invites me to his family's weekend home outside the city.

Medellin Women — a guest post by Marcello of

Dulce Jesus Mio — translated as “my sweet Jesus” this is one of my favorite clubs in Medellin!

El Cielo Restaurant – my first experience at a restaurant known for molecular gastronomy.  Lots of photos of the food in this post.

Mondongo — the traditional tripe soup of Antioquia.

Me Late Chocolate Cafe — a new Western-style chocolate cafe. Yum!

Salsa in Colombia — video of Benny the Irish Polyglot's experience learning salsa dancing in Medellin and Cali.

Love Motels – when Colombians want to get intimate, they head for the city's love motels.

Medellin Drinking Guide – the most popular liquors, beers, and drinks in Medellin.

For everyone who asked for a video of me salsa dancing, check out the clip below where I'm dancing with Jessica, who joined Medellin Living as a contributor this year.

The next three months are going to be fun too.  

I'm exploring the pueblos of Jardin and Santa Fe de Antioquia, as well as a popular section of the Caribbean coast, including Santa Marta, Taganga, and Parque Nacional Tayrona.

And back in Medellin, July and August promise to be busy with the annual Colombia Salsa Congress, Colombiamoda (fashion week), La Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) and FIFA Under-20 World Cup soccer tournament.


Medellin Travel Guide

My 138-page, all-original Medellín Travel Guide is now available for Kindle and PDF.


Planning a trip? Go Backpacking recommends:

Instinct Voyageur

Tuesday 31st of May 2011

Hop to see you soon in Medelin Dave, next week for sur!


Wednesday 1st of June 2011

I´m currently on the coast. I should be back to Medellin by June 12 or 13.

Comments are closed.