We’ve all been there: you arrive in a new city that you plan to call home for a couple of months. But, during the first few weeks, you spend way too much time and money getting the lay of the land. This puts you behind on your work, and you waste valuable time on mundane tasks such as attempting to work out public transport when you could be meeting new people and having fun. But fret not, this trusty Digital Nomad Guide Medellin ebook is here to help.
Sure, you could just do research online before you arrive at your home away from home. However, information is often outdated, contradictory and hard to track down. The creators of the Digital Nomads Guides know this problem all too well and have created this brilliant solution.
A Planning Tool For Nomads
Digital Nomads Guides are designed to provide you with all the up-to-date information you need for the city you’re planning to work out of. You’ll have all the tools you need to get settled straightaway with this guide.
Jonas Breuer and Iris Veldwijk are the creators of Digital Nomads Guides and lived as digital nomads in Medellín for five months. In that time, they realized how great it would be for other prospective nomads to have a reliable city guide tailored specifically to remote workers, so they created one.
Their 46-page guide is written in an easily-digestible way and is broken down into two sections: how to get set up in Medellín, and individual neighborhood guides.
The first section contains everything you need to know before arriving in Medellín and is written in order of importance. This section should only take you around 45 minutes to read, which is much less time than you’d spend trawling the internet for the same information. It’s intended to ensure that you don’t overlook any important prep work.
Topics include money and typical prices, Wi-Fi speeds and availability, how to meet other nomads, and how to use public transport. There are also plenty of useful Spanish phrases thrown in, so you’ll arrive ready and able to ask ¿Es posible de pagar con tarjeta de crédito?
The neighborhood guides give a brief overview of the key areas for nomads and the local amenities on offer, then go into detail about the best places to eat, work and exercise.
Having lived in Laureles for four months at the time of writing, I was surprised to learn a fair few things about my barrio that I didn’t know. For example, the Lebanese restaurant that the guide recommends isn’t a hole in the wall, and the food is epic. It’s a place I’ve passed dozens of times and never thought to try, but it’s a paradise of fresh and tasty food (and the portions are huge).
I also didn’t know that there was a café specializing in tea with around 50 infusions just ten minutes down the road from me. As an English girl missing a good old cuppa, this was information that I was extremely happy to learn.
Things change quickly in a city that’s growing as fast as Medellín, so the guide is constantly updated based on current information from nomads working out of the city. Jonas and Iris also plan to come back to The City of Eternal Spring every year or two to make sure that their content is always accurate.
You can download a free sample of the guide from their website if you want to check it out before you purchase the full digital booklet. And, at $25,448 COP ($8.90), it’s very reasonably priced. There are additional bonus tips and tools available using a code hidden in the guide too, including an interactive map that you can download and use around Medellín.
If you’re planning on traveling through South America with your work, as many of us choose to do, there are also guides available for Buenos Aires (Argentina), Playa Del Carmen (Mexico), Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru), and Montevideo (Uruguay).
I wish I’d had this guide when I arrived in Medellín. It would have been a great resource to get me prepared for the city that I currently call home. Now, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do if I’m going to sample all 50 of those teas!
Sophie is a freelance writer from the north of England. She has been traveling and working in South America since August 2017, and currently lives in Medellín. She runs the blog Table for One, where she writes about what it’s really like to travel as a solo woman.