Blog on visiting, living and investing in Cali & Colombia

For Rent: Furnished Apartment in El Peñon with 10MB WIFI

Newly remodeled 2-bedroom apartment in what is arguably the best location for visitors in Cali – El Peñon – the upscale zona rosa and hotel district. More than 40 dining options, several bars, clubs, cocktail lounges and most of the city’s main attractions within walking distance, assure you’ll never get bored. The Apartment This gorgeous and… Keep Reading

Plan to stay

Family of 4: Budget for living in Cali

To give potential residents of Cali an idea about how much it costs to live a good life in Cali, I have been tracking my expenses over the last couple of months to provide you with a rough estimate. We all have different perceptions of what a good life includes. You can probably do cheaper and… Keep Reading


Anderson: A Gold Miner From Timbiquí

Anderson is the cousin of one of my neighbours. I met him by our swimming pool during the holidays. Although he lives less than 45 minutes away from Cali by plane, his world is very different from mine. I kept picking him for stories about his life on the Pacific Coast. This interview is a… Keep Reading

Culture/Plan to stay

The Cost Of Having A Maid In Colombia

One of the things about Colombia that makes life here feel luxurious, at least in the eyes of a foreigner, is the fact that services that include manual labour are very affordable. For me, personally, having a full-time maid is something I would have never been able to afford in Europe. But with two little… Keep Reading

Investing/Restaurants/Things to do

Go Green Salad Bar

Do you ever get enough of the Colombian fritanga? Empanadas, papa rellena, chicharrón, picada and chunchulo might taste good, but isn’t good for you. Enter Go Green, a salad bar and newcomer on the Cali restaurant scene. The restaurant is built kind of like a Subway. The menu includes salad bowls, rice bowls, sandwiches, wraps, and quesadillas. You order… Keep Reading

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