Blogging for Colombia


About 2 years ago I was working in Geneva, Switzerland as a database consultant. One morning, on my way to visit a client, I stared out of the train window and something hit me, something that told me that there had to be more to life than this. I wasn’t unhappy, I had friends, I worked for a good company, I was good at my job but it just wasn’t right – I needed to do something different, something for me.

Fast forward to November 2008 and I boarded a plane in Geneva which took me to Argentina, and apart from a couple of months, I’ve been in South America ever since. I’ve travelled most of South America, at least most of what you could call the backpacker trail, spent a few months doing voluntary work in Buenos Aires, and this past January I arrived in Colombia.

I’d heard a lot about Colombia – even before leaving Geneva, 2 Colombians I worked with told me not to go, at least not alone. Once I got to South America however, I started hearing much more, and only good things. I knew it had to be on the list. I’m travelling with my girlfriend who I met in Argentina, but who is originally from Cali, so it’s been wonderful to be able to see Colombia through the eyes of a local and discover things for myself at the same time.

Thanks to Dave, and through my posts here over the next few weeks, I hope to share with you some of the amazing places I have seen in this great country, but also write about the general context of the country so that hopefully you can get a better understanding of what makes Colombia tick and how to make the most of your time here.

My name is Jonathan Evans, I have my own blog where you can follow my past (and future) adventures and I’m also on Twitter. I look forward to your comments and hope you enjoy what I have to say!

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  1. Jonathan, Welcome to Medellin Living! Great to read posts from other bloggers out there talking about Colombia and South America in general. Great first post, I can totally relate to the “there has to be something more feeling”! Looking forward to more of your writing…

  2. Hi Kristin! Thanks for the welcome – really looking forward to sharing my thoughts on the wonderful world of Colombia, and also to reading more of yours :o)

  3. Man, this is the first time weve found about medellin, in english, Jonathan, welcome to Colombia, welcome to Medellin, and enjoy you life here, make love and business :), so nice to read you, we left you our link in the comment, our site is about parties and events in medellin, so would be nice make a link exchange 🙂 talk later, have a good day.

  4. Always comforting to hear tales of those who find happiness in South America. I have lived here for 3 years now, ex-pat from the US, and have been loving (almost) every minute of it. I have not yet made it to Colombia, but know I will soon. Happy blogging.

  5. Hey Jonathan,

    Enjoyed your latest blog. What is your favorite aspect of life in Medellin?

    So is true what they say about the women in Columbia?