Although I first discovered Colombia in 2003 while visiting the city of Cali, I have since spent most of my visits in Medellin. Medellin is an amazing city with great people. Through short guided trips to the surrounding cities and sites, I have gotten to know this region best. My other cities of interest have been Cartagena, Bogota, Guatapé, and smaller cities near Medellin like Envigado and Sabaneta.
Last year I obtained a 3-year Colombian visa and Colombian ID (Cedula) allowing me more opportunities to assimilate and evaluate what life would be like living in Colombia full-time. After 5-months I returned to Florida February 5th for a planned 2-week visit to my house near Tampa for renovations. Then COVID-19 began to take over the world and life as we knew it changed.
Other than a 5-day visit back to Medellin October 3-8, 2020, to recover some camera equipment I had temporarily stored, I have not been back. My next planned visit will be December 10- May 10 to improve my Spanish and visit the country more fully. The plans are to also visit Argentina and Ecuador in South America as well as Costa Rica and Panama in Central America. This should be enough traveling through May 2021. I'll post photos and videos of these visits.