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Medellin Links

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Governmental Sites/News US Dept of State- Colombia Embassy of Colombia Colombia Reports Nations Online- Colombia AM Colombia   Colombia/Medellin Blogs O Colombia Expat Chronicles Wiki Travel- Medellin

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Medellin Passport & Visa

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Embassy There is not a US Embassy or Consulate office in Medellin.   US Embassy in Bogota: Calle 24 Bis No. 48-50 Bogotá, D.C. Colombia Mailing address: Carrera 45 No. 24B-27 Bogotá, D.C. Colombia Telephone: (571) 315-1566 Emergency after hours telephone: (571) 315-0811 Facsimile: (571) 315-2197 http://bogota.usembassy.gov/service.html   U.S. Citizens with Emergencies should call (Bogota) […]

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Medellin Tourism

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Special Events/Festivals March International orchid exhibition. The Botanical Gardens are adorned with species of the Colombian national flower brought to you by national and international growers.   June International festival of poetry sponsored by Prometeo magazine, poets from five continents come to Medellin to share their work with the public. Annual Tango Festival – Last […]

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Medellin Language

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Basic Info Spanish is the official language of Colombia. There is not a lot of english spoken in Medellin. Few locals are bilingual, however you will find some signs written both in spanish and in english, especially in the more touristy areas such as El Poblado.   The most english speakers you will find are […]

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Medellin Security

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

General Security Advice You could write a book about security in Colombia. It’s a hotly debated topic, and for good reason. It’s important. But it’s also misunderstood. Colombia is a violent and dangerous country. But so is the United States. Medellin is a dangerous city, but so is Detroit. In fact, the crime rate of […]

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Medellin Shopping

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

There is plenty of shopping in Medellin. From state of the art malls, comparable to the best and most modern you would find in any city in the USA, to out of the way kiosks, street vendors, and whole sections of barrios devoted to shopping of one sort or another, there is something for everyone. […]

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Medellin Transportation

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Airports The international airport for Medellin is (MDE) Jose Maria Cordoba, located in Rio Negro, about 20 miles outside the city, about a 45 minute ride from town.   Arrivals: When you arrive internationally obviously you clear immigration, claim your bags, and then clear customs.   Make sure you keep your checked baggage claim ticket, […]

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Medellin Money

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Official Currency…Colombian Peso (COP) Comes in the following paper denominations: 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 pesos   Exchange rate fluctuates based on currency market. In the last 4 years the COP has fluctuated in a range of 1600-2500 per US dollar.   It is a good idea to check the rate before you […]

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Medellin Phone & Communications

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Phone/Internet FAQ Will my cell phone work in Medellin Colombia?   What technology does Colombia use?   What phone companies are in Medellin?   Can I get internet access in Medellin?   Colombia uses GSM bands, 850 and 1900. If your phone has these bands it should work, providing it has been unlocked. CDMA phones […]

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Medellin General Info

July 18th, 2012 | By: randman | No Comments » | Posted in Info

Vital Statistics Population Medellin Proper: 2.7 million Population Medellin and Surrounding Areas: 3.5 million Elevation: 4921 feet Average Annual Temperature: 72 °F Average Annual Rainfall: 78 inches Rainy Season: Sept. to Dec. and March to May Visa: None needed for travel from USA Water: Safe to Drink in City Vaccinations Required: None to Travel To […]

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