Blog on visiting, living and investing in Cali & Colombia

Transportation

Cabify – my favorite taxi in Colombia

Two years ago I wrote a post about riding taxis in Cali. But the truth is that these days I rarely get in a yellow cab anymore. For more than a year, I was a loyal Uber client in Cali. We even sold one of our cars because it was cheaper to just hire a car… Keep Reading

Health Insurance in Colombia

A couple of months ago, I gave my second speech about visiting, living, and investing in Cali to a group of European and North American retirees and investors at the Live and Invest Overseas conference in Medellin. It’s an annual, weeklong event with up to 8 different speakers presenting each day. Lots of information as… Keep Reading

Investing/Plan to stay

5 Advantages To Buying an Old Apartment in Colombia

The traditional model of selling apartment towers in Colombia, and many other places around the world, is based on pre-sales. The builder buys a lot, constructs a sales office that doubles as a demo unit, and begin to sell apartments until they reach a breakeven point and begin the construction. Anything sold after construction has begun usually… Keep Reading

Things to do/Weekend trips

A Weekend to San Andres

I love the beach and so do my kids. So a couple of weeks ago, for my birthday, we decided to take a spontaneous last-minute trip to San Andres for the weekend. Although closer to Nicaragua the tiny 26 km2 island belongs to Colombia and is a tourism hotspot for mostly Colombians and oddly, lots… Keep Reading

Investing/Rent / buy apartment

Own A Piece Of Cali Yielding 10,2%

I’ve been asked several times about how my first furnished rental is doing in Cali. The short answer is: really good! But could it have done better? Yes, and here is why… My unit has been on the market since mid-May of this year. For the year, it will be 229 days. I now have… Keep Reading

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