Bright Lights, Big City, Big stores

While many other writers wax eloquent on the beauty of Colombia‚Äôs natural environment, its rich culture and picturesque pueblos, all of which I do as well, I also go through the motions bringing you the mundane details of everyday life here, thinking […]

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Is “Gringo Pricing” Real?

In expat social networks you will read the expression “gringo pricing“. This is the phenomenon where the price that a native Colombian and what a foreigner pays are different, with the latter paying much more. When I lived in Cozumel, Mexico, gringo pricing […]

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Colombians Know How to Make Malls!

While shopping malls in North America are rapidly diminishing in popularity and being converted into Amazon distribution centers and other businesses that require a lot of space. Colombia has been going the opposite way, building more and bigger malls to meet the […]

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