- Download our Moving to Colombia Guide (PDF)
Few resources can build a better picture of life in Colombia than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.
Recommended expat blogs in Colombia
John and Susan Pazera are world travellers and expats currently living in beautiful Medellín, Colombia. They use their blog as a way to share information about their latest travels as well as expat life in Colombia's second-largest city.
Adam McConnaughhay is an American who moved to Cartagena in 2011, where he met Cartagenan local Susana Romero. They created Cartagena Explorer to share their love for this wonderful city and to be a useful resource for those planning a visit.
Karen Allman, an American coffee professor, and Peter Corredor, a Colombian chef and business manager, run this sumptuous website and magazine sharing everything you need to know about street food, coffee and traditional Colombian food in Bogota.
►For more on what expats have to say, see our interviews with expats in Colombia.
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Expat Health Insurance
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