Itinerary for first time visitors in Medellín

Itinerary for first time visitors in Medellín

This guide includes an itinerary for first-time visitors to Medellín, includes all of the major must sees and highlights in Medellín. There are also nightlife recommendations if you are staying in El Poblado or Laureles and information on the LGBTQ+ scene in Medellín as well as information on lesbian, gay, and LBGT+ bars and nightclubs in Poblado and Laureles.

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Banking in Colombia

Banking in Colombia

Tips for getting money in Colombia, including information on using ATMs, credit, and debit cards in Colombia, as well as discussion of what some of your options for getting money sent to Colombia are. I also provide information on the best bank account for U.S. citizens and permanent residents abroad, banking options for British citizens, Australians, Canadians, and Europeans traveling overseas, and information for people whose ATM cards utilize China’s UnionPay system. Finally, I discuss how you can get a Colombian bank account. If you are going to be in Colombia for more than three months, it is definitely worth considering if you would benefit from having a Colombian bank account, since having a Colombian bank account makes paying rent and bills much easier.

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A guide for understanding Medellín's transit system

A guide for understanding Medellín's transit system

Your primer on using mass transit in Medellín and navigating Metro de Medellín. In this post I discuss how to get around Medellín using public transportation using Metro de Medellín (Medellín’s integrated public transit system), which includes metro rail, metro buses, the tram, encicla (bike share), and metrocable (Medellín’s cable car system).

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