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🌇 Who's in 🇨🇴 Medellín now?

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💬 What's happening in 🇨🇴 Medellín now?

wheretoisrael 
6d
Have any of you spent significant time in Cartagena and if yes, how does it compare to Medellin?
faun 
6d
@wheretoisrael Cartagena is focused on tourists and tourism. It's a beautiful city and I wouldn't stay there more than a week. If you find lodging away from the old city, the prices are reasonable and you can take public transit, which is very good, into the tourist area.
wheretoisrael 
4d
Thank you for the info.
christianoliveira 
4d
Hi! Has anyone visited recently Providencia Island and can tell a bit about internet speeds there with a SIM card? Initially I read there was no connection there but now I found a couple of post stating Movistar is the only provider that works there. Thanks in advance!
christianoliveira 
4d
Hi! Has anyone visited recently Providencia Island and can tell a bit about internet speeds there with a SIM card? Initially I read there was no connection there but now I found a couple of post stating Movistar is the only provider that works there. Thanks in advance!
wintertactics 
4d
Hey - I'm actually sorted for housing until January. Might need some after though.
dvemac 
4d
Tigo?? hmm
faun 
3d
You're very welcome!
beeman 
3d
I have been happy with Avantel
beeman 
3d
But only been in Medellín

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  • CartagenaCartagena
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.96/5
    194 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    bad
    😀 Fun
    great
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    bad
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    The beaches are not good. You'll have to go to the islands or natural park if you want a nice beach. Unless you're looking fo a Miami remake, don't stay in the area with all the newer high-rises. The walled city is cute, but it's not worth staying there. Within a day you've seen it all and it's relatively expensive. Everyone is a tourist and it's super hot because there's no breeze with the walls. I recommend staying in a residential area south of the high-rises. It's a safe and charming place with friendly locals who are always out on their porches. Everyone says hello to you here. More culture, more affordable, laid-back, but no co-working.

    🌥 48°118°AQI46
    +27
    $1,796 / mo
  • BogotaBogota
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.88/5
    209 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    bad
    😀 Fun
    okay
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    very bad
    Tap to Open

    🌥 18°64°AQI10
    +18
    $1,226 / mo
  • LimaLima
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.72/5
    196 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    bad
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    🌤 26°79°AQI43
    +4
    $1,210 / mo
  • Mexico CityMexico City
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.36/5
    211 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    Amazing, amazing, amazing. I initially arrived there for 2 weeks with an intention for it to be just a transit stop, but stayed there for 3 months. Stay in the right areas (Condesa, Roma, Coyoca, Polanco, Coyocan, etc), take Uber and take basic precautions. It's a lovely town with endless food options and work options. Accomodations are not cheap by Mexican standards, but very affordable comparing to USA. It's just a great place to live, in my opinion. The only thing that is bad is quality of the air (not everywhere, though, but in general). If you are sensible to a bad air - take a trip and see how you adjust to it. It's a big issue, yes, but I feel like the are much more pros than cons. Viva Mexico!

    🌥 24°75°AQI48
    +4
    $1,445 / mo
  • Panama CityPanama City
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.89/5
    204 reviews
    💵 Cost
    okay
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    okay
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    🌥 45°113°😷AQI65
    +3
    $2,327 / mo
  • Santa MartaSanta Marta
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.01/5
    179 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    bad
    😀 Fun
    bad
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    very bad
    Tap to Open

    🌥 49°120°AQI42
    +3
    $1,519 / mo
  • San FranciscoSan Francisco
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.4/5
    199 reviews
    💵 Cost
    very bad
    📡 Internet
    good
    😀 Fun
    great
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Beautiful location but it's just way too expensive. You need to work full time at a tech company here to really afford it. It's also quite small. The divide between rich and poor is obscene, including a lot of homeless and many people asking for money all over. The tech workers who dominate the transplant crowd that you'll be around are mostly workaholic spoiled privileged people full of themselves, not the type I enjoy hanging out with. All the artsy, alternative, and activist types the city used to be known for either live in Oakland or left. The gender ratio is way too heavy on single males, so good luck getting a date, let alone a long term relationship, if you're a straight guy. Obviously, Internet speeds are great, plenty of spots to work from. Nightlife is pretty lackluster as you can imagine.

    🌥 16°61°😷AQI51
    $5,095 / mo
  • Buenos AiresBuenos Aires
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.61/5
    198 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    great
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Buenos Aires has everything, nightlife (excellent bars and clubs), culture, art, running places, etc. Though insecurity could be an issue, it is not as high as it may seem; if you know how to get around, nothing will happen to you. It is also quite diverse in terms of LGBTTQQIAAP and there's plenty of offer to be entertained. I see that hospitals are badly ranked in the Nomad ranking but I'd like to make a point here: public hospitals are free to use by anyone (no matter nationality nor residency status) and they are collapsed. Normally, people pay (the ones that can) around 100/110usd per month (the same way you pay in the majority of the countries) for a private health system which is excellent. So, that is not an issue at all.

    ☀️ 27°81°AQI36
    $1,243 / mo
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