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Old Jul 26th 2017, 7:16 am   #1
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I am planning to move to Medellin, Colombia in October for work. This will be my second time expatriating, I previously spent a few years in the Middle East. Does anyone have any advice or tips?
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Is it safe to live in Colombia? I heard they have still an ongoing war there.
Not true, Colombia is much calmer than it was even a few years ago.
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I would check on the foreign office website of two or three different countries.

The last hostage to be killed was Russian. They only killed one, so not too bad.

Colombian Guerrilla Group Admits To Killing Russian-Armenian Hostage | HuffPost
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I would check on the foreign office website of two or three different countries.

The last hostage to be killed was Russian. They only killed one, so not too bad. ....
Collecting frogs in the jungle has nothing to do with living in the second largest city in Colombia.

If I might be so bold as to channel Ian, please stop posting crap.
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I would check on the foreign office website of two or three different countries.

I would not trust the word of some anti-frog person
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Is someone here a Froggist ?
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Is someone here a froggist ?
Not a froggist, but definitely a crappist!
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Crapaudist :-). I have poison dart frogs in my garden, very pretty, but dont handle them, definitely dont lick them as a neighbours dog did - died in 5 mins...

Colombia was recently near the top of a list of DONT GO THERE places, here is the official advice - ignore and you are no longer insured... As many places - im sure some areas are ok, but it looks like a complex situation.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/colombia
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This is actually quite scary https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...y-and-security

It cant be good that drug cultivation is apparently in explosive growth,
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Crapaudist :-). I have poison dart frogs in my garden, very pretty, but dont handle them, definitely dont lick them as a neighbours dog did - died in 5 mins...

Colombia was recently near the top of a list of DONT GO THERE places, here is the official advice - ignore and you are no longer insured... As many places - im sure some areas are ok, but it looks like a complex situation.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/colombia
Despite the high levels of crime, most visits to Colombia are trouble-free.

However the US advice is concerning

https://travel.state.gov/content/pas...l-warning.html

Violent crime is a threat throughout Colombia. Kidnapping remains a threat, although U.S. citizens are not specifically targeted. Violent political groups and other criminal organizations occasionally kidnap and hold civilians, including foreigners, for ransom.
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