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Help!!! My Husband Wants to Relocate to Colombia. I’m Kind of Scared!

People generally freakout when you tell them you’re visiting or moving to Colombia. You’d be shocked at the responses we got when telling folks we were going to be living in Medellin!

Anyhow… I received┬áthe following e-mail from one of our subscribers and wanted to share this with you. It shows the fears and concerns people really have about moving to Colombia.

Good afternoon, I know you now live your life in Colombia with you family. I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions about that move. What made you make that move with your family? What steps helped you make that decision? I’m asking these question b/c my husband is from Colombia and wants to relocate us (our family of 4) there.

But as an american living here my whole life of course I’m kind of scared. Is there anyway you can convince me that it would be the right decision for us. I have two children 12y and 6y. i would really appreciate the help. thanks in advance.”

In response to her comment, I decided to post a video so everyone could benefit … I imagine many others share the same concerns. Watch the video below:

I hope you’ve found this useful

But one of the best responses I liked came from Sara … One of our YouTube subscribers. Take a look at the comment she wrote below.

Living and traveling abroad truly opens your mind and frees you from the constraints of the American “dream”. It can also free your time as you mentioned.

When our family moved to W. Africa I decided to finish off my doctoral studies that I had stopped a few years prior due to my busy schedule and hectic lifestyle.

I literally had so much free time and was far less stressed than I had ever been in the U.S. I have been able to focus with a much higher level of clarity and understanding than before. You don’t realize how much you hustle in the U.S. until you come out.

It’s almost as if you don’t know what to do with yourself once you have the freedom that life in other countries oftentimes affords. Maybe she can even visit for a month or so before making the move. It can help her get a feel for what it’s like if she is having doubts and fears.

Because Columbia may not be for her but getting out of her comfort zone can give her new perspective and possibly open her up to living someone else. Also, I feel you about staying in Columbia for a while with your family.

It’s great to have a “home base” while traveling abroad. You can always travel periodically from your location while still having the stability and comfort of having your own home. This is what our family does. We generally travel abroad about twice a year for 2-4 week stints.

It breaks the monotony and gives us a chance to explore other countries, yet we still have a sense of security knowing that we have a “home” to come back to.

– Sara

Feel free to share your comments and/or questions below in the comments box. When I know more about what you’d like to know, I’ll make the effort to get an answer from someone who knows.


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Richard says

Hey man, thanks for the info you put out. It is good to see a place before you go there and the info you provide helps to get a better picture of the area. I was wondering if there are many middle class areas that have afro expats together, or are we spread out all over town… Also, what is the bus service like for travel around the country, Thanks, Richard

    Cartess Ross says

    hi Richard … Welcome. There are not any areas where ‘afro-expats’ live. I’d suggest hooking up in various Facebook groups. They usually post events and hook up fairly regularly. I hear there are several bus services that’ll take you a lot of places.

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