Receiving Mail and Packages in Colombia

Receiving Mail and Packages in Colombia

Receiving mail and packages, in Colombia overseas from the U.S. I discuss shipping options, mail forwarding services, provide information, tips, and more for people who want to send or receive mail or packages here in Colombia. I also provide information on receiving shipments from Amazon.com in Colombia and figuring out your Colombian postal code.

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International Banking Solutions for Travelers and Digital Nomads

International Banking Solutions for Travelers and Digital Nomads

Banking recommendations and different ways to send and receive money overseas for people traveling, studying, and living abroad. I am specifically discussing banking solutions for British citizens, Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Europeans. For my my readers in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand, if you have any good suggestions for banking solutions that I can add to this list, please let me know in the comments, send me a Facebook message, email, DM, etc.

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The Best Hospitals in Medellín

The Best Hospitals in Medellín

While Colombia is known for having a world-class healthcare system, given that the World Health Organization ranked Colombia’s healthcare system as #22 out of 191 countries whose healthcare systems it ranked. Medellín is becoming a popular medical tourism destination, since you can receive high quality medical and dental care here for a fraction of the price. In this article, I will be discussing the best clinics and hospitals in Medellín and going into detail about what they have to offer. I provide information on the International Patients Services at Medellín’s major hospitals and where you can get travel vaccines in Medellín.

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Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia

Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia

In this article, I explain how you get a private health insurance plan here in Colombia through Sura, how to get a public health insurance plan through EPS, my experiences with Sura, and my thoughts on healthcare here in Colombia. I also discuss the best hospitals and clinics here in Medellín, including information on vaccine clinics for people who need to get Yellow Fever and/or other vaccines, as well as international patient services at Medellín’s best hospitals for foreigners in Medellín needing medical care.

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Getting Cash in Colombia

Getting Cash in Colombia

Tips on getting cash in Colombia, some options for getting money sent to Colombia from overseas, using ATMS here, and exchanging money in Colombia. I recommend a great bank for U.S. citizens and residents traveling abroad, as well as providing recommendations for banks and banking alternatives for Europeans, Australians, Canadians, and British people traveling and living overseas. Finally, I provide information on using ATMs and getting money in Colombia for people whose bank cards utilize China’s UnionPay system instead of the Visa or MasterCard system ATMs.

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How to get to Medellín from the airport

How to get to Medellín from the airport

There are two airports which serve Medellín, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Medellín’s small domestic airport and José Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE), located outside of Medellín in the municipality of Rionegro. In this guide, I discuss each airport, which airlines serve them and where said airlines fly to, how to get to and from each airport.

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Ajiacos y Mondongos, a Medellín Institution

Ajiacos y Mondongos, a Medellín Institution

Ajiacos y Mondongos is a Medellín institution located in Poblado and one of my favorite restaurants here in Medellín. This is a place you must try to visit for lunch one day if you while you are here in Medellín, to eat traditional Colombian soups. While their menu is limited and this place is only open for lunch, you will not regret coming here if you wish to eat traditional Colombian food.

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How to get your first Cívica

How to get your first Cívica

A guide for getting your Cívica, your Medellín transit card, which you can use throughout Medellín’s integrated transit system. Having a Cívica will allow you to save money when riding the metro or metrcocable here in Medellín, while making it easier for you to use Medellín’s transit system.

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Guide to the Farmer’s Market at Parque de la Presidenta in Poblado

Guide to the Farmer’s Market at Parque de la Presidenta in Poblado

A guide to the Sunday morning Farmer’s Market at Parque de la Presidenta in El Poblado, as well as curated recommendations for snacks and other specialties you can purchase here at the market, such as local honey and spicy ají.

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