At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Colombia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.Banana Skin Flip Flops
Aside from having one of the best blog names, Banana Skin Flip Flops is a personal journal about being a British writer in Bogota. Admist heart-tugging musings on society and sharing revelations such as being an English speaker in Colombia may be better for finances than having a post-graduate degree, this journey to South America on a whim has turned into a 6 year adventure.
From revealing the under clothing corsetry native Colombians wear to how to ask for larger leaf mint, M’s Adventures in Colombia are a well-written weaving of expat life and travelling stories around the world. Short and sweet, many of the articles are informative and surprising.
Charting the thoughts of this self-confessed Journalist-Author-Hotelier-Guide in Colombia, Richard McColl’s blog is full of lyrically expressed musings on life in Latin America.
Three Kids and a Cat
Sadly now the new posts are a private project, Natalie’s blog tells how she fell in love with Colombia and its amazing, resourceful, resilient and happy people. An honest journal of life, Three Kids and a Cat publicly shared a behind-the-scenes look at expat life and adjusting to a new normalcy of life in a small Andean town.
Truly, Nomadly, Deeply
Chris is a former conflict reporter, having covered wars in Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan. Now photographing and writing about his experiences for himself, amongst his most popular posts are exposes on the 10 Things to Hate About Bogotá and 10 Things to Love About Bogotá. Living in the midst of a country torn by civil conflict for most of its history, this is a fascinating read.
The Sweetest Way
Named Happiest Country in the World in 2015, it’s not hard to figure out why when you read Leah’s post on her time as an expat in Medellin, Colombia. Full of tips and beautiful photography, this ‘location independant’ digital nomad fell head over heels in love with the second city of a fascinating country.
Four years ago Larry found himself in a creative, dynamic, upfront city populated by wonderful people proud of their heritage. They lured him into their rich culture, and he has been sharing his adventures since, written in a personable tone that draws readers in.
Medellin Living is an essential guide for any new expats thinking of adopting a Colombian lifestyle. Dave left Virginia for a round the world trip, and after visiting 20 countries on five continents over 14 months settled slightly astray from his home country, falling inescapably in love with the intricacies of his adoptive home.
Sarepa, formerly known as Sarah until an Arepa addiction took over her appetite, is a self-confessed suitcase packer and cafe loiterer who blogs her escapades as an expat. Living in Colombia changed this Australian explorer’s life and in her corner of the internet she shares the joy that this move has brought to her life.
Flavours of Bogota
Warning: this blog will simultaneously cause people to crave exotic flavors and book flights to Colombia. A country not necessarily known for creative cuisine, but infamous for the coffee fields supplying the world, Flavours of Bogota is a journey from table to table of a culture rich in undiscovered Colombian cuisine.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Colombia, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!