Blog on visiting, living and investing in Cali & Colombia


Patrick Black

Patrick Black has 109 articles published.

How to get a Colombian Visa

in Plan to stay/Visa

According to the Colombian Secretary of Tourism, the only risk for visitors coming here is wanting to stay. And it’s true! Many foreigners are fascinated with this beautiful country for a multitude of reasons including its amazing nature, the very welcoming and kind people, the weather, multi-ethnicity, music, etc. A growing group of foreigners is…

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Lingua Viva – Cali’s New & Improved Spanish Language Institute

in Things to do

Like the rest of Colombia, Cali is growing and changing rapidly. Although it hasn’t seen the same modernization as Medellin and Cartagena, Colombia’s third largest city is maturing in its own way. Increased safety, international exposure of the FARC peace treaty, a growing economy, and successful tourism campaigns have made Colombia a top destination for…

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5 Advantages To Buying an Old Apartment in Colombia

in Investing/Plan to stay

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…

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For rent: 3-Bedroom Luxury with Unbeatable Views and Pool

in Accommodation/Plan to stay/Plan to visit/Rent / buy apartment

This unit is currently one of the finest, furnished apartments available in Cali. Located on the 5th floor in the exclusive Atelier building, up on the hill, in barrio Juanambú, just steps from all the fun in Granada and a short walk from the Cali river and El Peñon. The first impression is all the…

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