Tourist killed this week, TWO MORE !! Australian & Japanese tourist

  Two more tourist were killed this weekend in Medellin, 4th and 5th this 2016 year.    Today is November 22nd, the news paper links below will tell the sad story. The Japanese tourist had is money and cell phone stolen, decided to chase after the robber, where he was shot.  Mind you only a […]

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NO MORE UPDATES- Go to Ecuador not Colombia

Hello, after a long journey of trying to help others come to Colombia, the time has come to CLOSE THIS WEB SITE. My goal was never about making money from this site OR any of the dozen or more books I now give for FREE, all for information only, not to make money, never was […]

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Tourist robbed and shot on Poblado Ave at MacDonald’s

Editors note:  This is on the main road in front of MacDonald’s which is next to Olivera Mall and across the street from Santa Fe Mall.  This is a “safe as it get’s” area.  The news below was translated from the local newspaper today.  This happen in daylight hours 5:30pm.  The update from the local […]

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Killing of three foreigners the past two weeks

The killing of three foreigners the past two weeks in Medellín is causing alarm in Colombia’s second-largest city as it struggles to leave behind its reputation as the one-time murder capital of the world. Danish tourist Tomás Willemoes was shot and killed last week at close range by an unknown assailant in a popular plaza […]

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Video: ‘Dutch drug tourist’ escapes kidnappers in Bogota

A chilling video has emerged of an alleged Dutch tourist escaping his alleged kidnappers along the rooftops of Bogota’s most infamous drug area, the Bronx. Authorities told weekly Semana that the Dutchman had come to Colombia for drugs tourism purposes and visited the Bronx, until last week the capital’s most infamous drug dealing area. The video was sent to the website just days after […]

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US Embassy Bogota: DEA Special Agent James “Terry” Watson Killed in Colombia

editor note: these are the taxi drivers involved in the DEA agent murder, were sent to USA for prosecution !  On June 21, DEA announced the death of Special Agent James “Terry” Watson, who was murdered in “what appears to have been a robbery attempt” Thursday night in Bogota, Colombia. At the time of his […]

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2 foreigners arrested underage sex crimes

editor note: If your a PEDOPHILE stay home do not come to Colombia you will be arrested too !!  photo credit is medellinsex.com, not us, copy from AP wire story.  Years after becoming a popular destination for sex tourism, Colombia’s second largest city Medellin began cracking down on the phenomenon and arrested a foreign sex tourism provider. According to […]

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Tourist Killed in Taxi Robbery

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 25, American tourist John Mariani left his hotel in Medellin, Colombia, and jumped into a taxi. The 65-year-old New Yorker was staying at one of the many high-class hotels in Medellin’s upscale El Poblado neighborhood. But shortly after leaving the hotel, the taxi picked up a tail and was followed […]

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Homicides in Medellin up 80% as turf wars threaten fragile peace

Homicides in Colombia’s second biggest city Medellin shot up 80% in May after tensions between local crime lords ended years of relative peace between the city’s gangs. editors note: The tourist area are safe, being downtown late at night or certain hillside barrios is not a place for a tourist at any time of day!  Ask […]

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US Embassy Colombia Travel Warning

Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year for tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work.  Security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Medellin, and Cali.  However, violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural and urban […]

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ZIKA Virus Malaria or Yellow Fever await you in South America

The truth is all of these are here in South America, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama are all the same, close to the rainforest where these insect live. BRING SEVERAL BOTTLES OF DEET.  50% will last 4 hours, 25% two hours, 100% unto 6 hours. Read the label. How To Avoid Bug Bites  Cover […]

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internet transformed expat life living at coffee cafe’s

Black coffee & computer now the norm at most all Expat Coffee Cafe’s Editors note:   This past week I wanted to meet a friend at a coffee cafe in Poblado, only to find my two favorite “internet cafe” FULL !!   Now in the last year they have expanded to double the size added […]

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Colombia New VISA Requirements 2016-UPDATED

Coffee Countryside, image is nursery for baby coffee plants & the mountains beyond New VISA requirements for Colombia Hello this is Russell this is really me, I am back now living once again in my loved city of Medellin.   My absents was from travel in Asia, of which if you check my other web […]

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Medellin in 36 hours New York Times video post

The New York Times recently had posted a Travel Video on Medellin which is worth the three minutes to watch.  Interesting places and things to see and do while on holiday or extended longer visits, here are some ideas of what to do.   One of these links below should work !!   32788_1_36hours-medellin_wg_480p.mp4   […]

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Coffee Coffee Coffee, can we ever get enough of this wake-up must have everyday drug habit?  YES, this is a drug, a legal one at that too.  Even if it comes from Colombia noted for the Drug Capital of the World, this is their other export product. Brewing your perfect “cup of joe” as many […]

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Colombia Food & Travel Guide Medellin FREE DOWNLOAD

Colombia Travel in your plans, coming to Medellin Valley, here is a handy Colombia Travel Medellin Guide for FREE. Colombia Medellin Food & Travel Guide is free… My book on Colombia Great Eats called “Colombia Street Food Guide” has five day trips out of Medellin Valley not to miss.  The bonus chapters have self guided […]

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Retire Medellin Colombia Adventure day trip Travels

Hello this is Russell, today in this video I wish to tell you about all the places you can go starting from Medellin as your “base camp”.   Adventure Travel to other close countries and day trip out of the Valley Medellin to close cities you should visit.  A few hobbies you may wish to […]

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Medellin Apartment for $1,000 a month

http://russellfreeman.com What is a $1,000 dollar apartment like in Medellin Colombia? This unit is “vacant” not furnished. To show what you may expect for a rental. Located on the 17th floor of a building a few blocks uphill from Poblado Avenue, in Poblado a prime area, walk to the malls & parks. Medellin living is, […]

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Retirement Visa to Colombia How to Retire Colombia Cheap

Hello this is Russell.  The YouTuber video below is my introduction of myself and to give you a bit of information on Medellin Colombia so you may discover the Valley of Eternal Spring for yourself, come for a visit you may never leave. Retirement Visa help is available from several friends locally in Medellin, PLUS […]

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Medellin Colombia Apartments you can afford $600 to $700 a month

This is a short video on what will $600 to $700 dollars for a apartment be like.  This is in the Beverly Hills area in all of South America Poblado Medellin.  I take you around to the next closes city for a compare prices and features of a 1 bedroom in Poblado vs a 3 […]

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Colombia Retirement Wall Street Journal on Retirement

This is an interesting news story on the facts of retirement to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama.  ALL FACTS you should know if your thinking of these countries as to compare to Colombia.  I cover a lot more items from personal friends who have moved to these cities and finally moved on to Colombia […]

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