I’m really excited to interview my good friend Joseph Hogue of Let’s Talk Money with Joseph Hogue about Medellin, Colombia. Joseph’s tips for the best things to do in Medellin are awesome because he is an ex-pat that has been living in Colombia with his wife since 2006. He loves the low cost of living and the incredible weather.

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View of the city at night. Photo by Juan Saravia on Unsplash.

Medellin, Colombia

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Colombia Travel, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Mix of nature and man-made buildings. Photo by Mike Swigunski of GlobalCareerBook.com on Unsplash.

Getting around Medellin

The local airport is José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), which is about a forty-minute drive to the city. A collectivo can carry 5-6 people and is about $7 per person from the airport. Otherwise, a taxi is about $25 to $30.

Joseph says that you shouldn’t rent a car because the roads are too crazy. Taxis and buses are super-cheap compared to the U.S. If you decide to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Go on a graffiti tour to see the city’s urban art installations. Photo by Maria Malone on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Joseph Hogue about Medellin, Colombia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Medellin, Colombia
  • Green dots = best things to do in Medellin, Colombia
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Medellin, Colombia

Who is Joseph Hogue?

Joseph Hogue, CFA® is the founder of Finance Quick Fix and the host of the popular YouTube channel, Let’s Talk About Money. Joseph has been an expert in the world of personal finance for more than a decade and has published numerous books on the topic to date. Joseph is most passionate about providing quick fixes to help people see lasting results in their financial life regardless of background.

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Joseph’s YouTube channel offers valuable information and insights for both beginner and experienced investors.

Here are a few articles and videos that he’s created:

The best way to connect with Joseph is on his YouTube channel. You can also visit his other sites My Work From Home Money, My Stock Market Basics, and Finance Quick Fix.

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Joseph and his family at the zoo.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Ruby Escalona of A Journey We Love shares the best things to do in Jacksonville, Florida. In this episode, Ruby and I talk about why you need to visit The Talbot’s beaches, discover the Castillo de San Marcos, and a bakery that imports water from New York to make the perfect bagel. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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