Hi I am William from Vancouver, BC. Retired and divorced and I have just started a 2nd trip to Medellin, Colombia, from Jan. 6 to Mar. 12.
The 2 girls are my daughters Melisa and Christine and I am waiting for a foto with my granddaughter Jordyn in it.
I will blog about what my day is like to hopefully keep in touch with friends and family and travelers who have similar interests may find it interesting. I will eventually, I hope blogging about buying realestate and living in Colombia either Santa Marta or Medellin I am pretty sure.
Interests at home in Vancouver, Canada are probably much the same as they will be here. That would be windsurfing, off-road motorcycling, tennis, spinning classes, hiking and biking, sidewalk cafes, pub food, tutoring English/ learning Spanish and just making a day interesting.
Vancouver's has rather boring, cold and wet winters (then again there is good skiing etc it really has a lot to offer).
Colombia is under war-time conditions to some degree most often anti-criminal activity involves military. All home entrance doors are metal and all windows are bared as are mom and pop grocery stores. You often get your groceries though a window. But to be honest I thinnk the traffic poses the biggest risk!
This is the obvious downside, I don't think it is that big a downside at this point. The people here are super friendly, the prices and quality are good & the tropical weather is great and Colombia has come a long way controlling crime in the last 10 years. I feel very comfortable almost all the time.