Discover Colombia Through These 12 Colombian Blogs Written by Expats
As big as Colombia is, the expat community is relatively small. Among expats bloggers here in Colombia, we practically all know each other.
Each of us are passionate about different things and experience Colombia in a different way. As a result, we discuss Colombia through our own set of eyes. Some of us are into politics, others love to travel, and some of us see Colombia through rose tinted glasses.
If you’ve read a few of my posts, you know I’m quite keen on discussing Colombian culture and differences. I simply say it like it is. The good and the bad. Of course, my experience might not be the same as a blonde person (because let’s be honest, blondes and light-skinned people are idolized) and is probably a more down-to-earth point of view. I don’t get special treatment, I don’t get gawked and admired openly in the street. As a result, my experience is a teensy bit different. Just a tad!
Nonetheless, if you’re curious to see what other expats have to say about Colombia, here’s a round-up of 12 expat bloggers who share their view of Colombia.
Karen is an American foodie who has lived in Bogotá for a number of years and shares her culinary experiences and love for Colombian coffee around the country and within the city through her Colombian food blog.
In addition to his Colombian blog, this Anglo-Canadian journalist discusses all issues and nuances of the country through his weekly podcast ‘Colombia Calling‘.
This was the first expat blogs about Colombia I landed on before arriving to this beautiful country. Vicky writes witty and thought-provoking articles on Colombian culture and politics.
For those who have just arrived to the capital, Naomi blogs about Bogota and will tell you everything you need to know about how to start your new life.
5. See Colombia
Current editor of the family-owned Colombian travel blog, Chris, is an avid traveler that loves to share the beauty of variety that the rich land of Colombia has to offer. Read about all his wonderful adventures as he travels and explores the country.
An Australian blogger that fell head over heels in love with Colombia and talks about all things Colombian including food and travel.
7. Life of Zach
Zach is best known for his lighthearted and fun to watch videos about his experience living and traveling around Colombia. And not to state the obvious but he’s a sight for sore eyes.
Patrick is a Danish expat living in Cali who offers practical financial advice for expats looking to work or invest in Colombia. Not to mention, he’ll give you some great advice on what to do in Cali in his Colombian blog.
Courtney is an American expat who lives in Barranquilla and shares what life is like living in Shakira’s hometown.
10. Medellin Living
A practical guide for travelers who wish to visit Medellin, Colombia. This Colombian blog shares things to do in the region, nightlife and cultural events.
11. Colombia de Una
If you can read in Spanish, consider this hearty blog written by a Spanish expat about everything Colombian related.
Talks about all things related to Bogota. Mike also runs the popular Bike Tour in the neighborhood of La Candelaria.
Although you’re already here, my expat Colombian blog shares the reality of living in Bogota. I particularly like to discuss cultural differences and see the country and people for what it is. No fluff. Although I always try to see the bright side of things.
Hope my Colombian blog roundup was useful in your research! And if you need anything, write to us, we’d love to hear from you!