Having brought you the definitive guide to living like a Rolo, we proud to present to you some top tips on bringing our your most Paisa self.
Before you follow, educate yourself and check what is actually a Paisa.
You might think to yourself that living like a Paisa is easy. The weather, the women, the general friendliness of the people... It all sounds like a breeze to those of us used to inhumane amounts of rain, women in Ugg boots...
Welcome to the first in our series of Colombia Portraits. These are a series of interviews we have conducted with expat professionals here in Colombia. Why Colombia? What investment opportunities are there? Should you, dear reader, consider the move?
[caption id="attachment_584" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Eric Tabone, Bogotá Business English
Our first interview is with founder and manager of Bogotá Business English, one of the best English schools in Colombia's capital city.
Introduce yourself... What's your name, where are you from and what do you...
This is a guest post from our friend Aaron Richards, who is an English teacher in Bogotá. The opinions shared are not our own, but shared in order to spark open debate.
I love Colombia. I love the culture, I love the music, I love the people and I love to travel Colombia.
[caption id="attachment_577" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Traffic in Bogota
Doesn't mean things are perfect, though.
There are grievances wherever you go, especially if you're a moany Brit. What are the...
[caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Sunset Bogota Chapinero Alto
I've been in Colombia a while now and I've begun to feel like one of Bogota´s citizens. I 'uuush', 'hijuepucha' and 'paila' with the best of them. When I'm late, I blame it on traffic traffic that is pretty much ever-present. I drink too much coffee, and I drink way too much Aguardiente.
One of the most curious things about my 'going native', however, has been my increased fear of Bogotá. My safety...
There are many ways to make money in Colombia. Investment in the country is booming and opportunities for business-savvy individuals are numerous and come with a great deal of potential. You can read about investment in Colombia here.
A great deal of expats, however, come to Colombia to teach. Teaching in Bogotá and teaching in Medellín are the two preferred means of earning a living, since in both cities there's great opportunities and for many private classes you only need English...