Medellín Living’s Year in Review (2015)

Botero Plaza
Botero Plaza

As the clock ticks down on 2015, it’s time to take a walk down memory lane as we revisit some of our most popular and discussed stories of the year.

In 2015, Medellín Living as a publication continued to grow and mature. We published 161 new stories and surpassed 650,000 visits and 1.3 million page views. These are the highlights.

Top 10 Most Visited Posts Published in 2015

Jeff has a knack for picking topics you want to read about, as shown by the fact that he wrote all of the stories below. We’re lucky to have him.

Callao food truck
Callao food truck in Ciudad del Río


Ximena is our culture vulture, offering a Colombian perspective on new books, movies, TV shows, and the work of local artists. She wrote most of the stories below.

Food, Cafés and Restaurants

Trying new restaurants is a passion of mine, and while we covered fewer in 2015 than 2014, we attempted to fill in the gaps by showcasing more Asian and vegetarian options.

Woka Lounge
Woka Lounge in Parque Lleras


Maybe it’s because so much has been written before, or we simply had fewer partiers writing for us, but nightlife wasn’t a hotly covered topic in 2015.

Sports and Recreation

Much to the chagrin of Colombians, Pablo Escobar’s name was once again in the news. This time, on account of Narcos, the new Netflix series that proved to be a hit. Narcos has already been picked up for a second season, so we should expect another new wave of interest in Medellín by mid-2016.

Sauces and salsas at Mercados Campesinos
Fresh salsas from Salsachef (photo: Leah Davis)

Charity and Volunteering

Before he left Colombia mid-year, Nick profiled a few more organizations doing admirable work in the city.

Paisa Perspective Series

We published six interviews for our Paisa Perspective series, which aims to share insights about the paisa culture from Colombians of varying backgrounds.

Pool in Santa Fe de Antioquia
Pool in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Travel in Colombia

Real Estate

Everything Else

Previous Years

Thank you to everyone who read Medellín Living this year. It’s been a blast, and we look forward to continuing to keep you informed and entertained in the new year.

Is there a topic you’d like to see us cover in 2016?

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  1. Love this site, good info.My wife convinced me to buy in Medellin(Envigado), it is not finished yet, but I know I made the right choice. Been to Medellin many times and I love it.

  2. Thanks for all your efforts. Your site is certainly an invaluable resource to foreigners wanting to visit or live in Medellin.

    May I ask how the site is funded? It there some involvement from the Colombian tourist board or other government department? I only ask as the site seems to be so keen to promote such a positive image of Medellin?

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Medellin and have spent a total of 12 months out of the last 3 years here but the city certainly has it’s ‘issues’ (some very serious) for both Colombians and foreigners.

    Being a regular reader of the site I do sometimes think the journalism could be a little more balanced.