Blog on visiting, living and investing in Cali & Colombia

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

101 Things To Do In Cali

Celebrating my post #101 on this blog, I decided to make a list of 101 things to do in Cali. The list below includes a wide range of stuff to do and does not necessarily mention the best rated or most expensive places. In fact, many of the activities are free, but most importantly is… Keep Reading

3 Things To Do In Pasto

One of the things you’ve likely come to realize is the high level of contrast within Colombia, which seems to have every conceivable landscape known to us. I am talking about tropical coasts, Amazonian jungle, plains and wetlands, and even desserts that somehow found themselves nestled in the middle of all that. And then there… Keep Reading

Restaurants/Things to do

Ware – Colombia’s Best Arepa?

With the risk of offending a sizeable chunk of the Colombian population, I must say that the Arepa – Colombia’s stable corn bread – remains one of the most boring, tasteless things I have ever put in my mouth. From what I can gather from fellow expats and other foreign visitors, I am far from alone… Keep Reading

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