Barrios of Medellin – How to choose the right neighborhood for your home?

View of the urban buildings of the city of Medellin Colombia on a beautiful day with the mountains in the background.

Choosing the neighborhood you’re going to live in a city you don’t know is hard, isn’t is? So let us make it simple for you: some neighborhoods are better than others to live in as a newcomer. That’s why we’ll give you information on the neighborhoods of Medellín where VICO has a greater presence because … Read more

5 reasons for living in a shared housing in Medellín

Aerial View of the Poblado neighborhood in Medellin Colombia during sunset with the mountains on the backgroung

1. Avoid loneliness – You arrive alone but you don’t stay alone You may not have considered the option of a shared housing for your accommodation in Medellin. Living alone sure has its advantages! But here’s why you should at least think about living with roommates. Because of all the opportunities Medellín has to offer, … Read more

VICO vs Airbnb in Medellín – What option suits you best?

Modern and beautiful interior of a living room with a big window allowing the light to enlighten the whole room during sunset

Airbnb and VICO satisfy very different needs. We suggest which option to choose according to your profile. One of the coolest aspects of the collaborative economy is finding furnished apartments in Medellín at low cost. Airbnb is very popular and we all know how useful it can be, especially if you travel the world changing … Read more

INDIE STUDIO, THE CREATIVE COLIVING

One guy on a bed and a girl at the desk in a beautiful studio with modern decoration

Indie Studio is the most colorful building in Laureles. Designed for independent creators, it occupies 80% of its beautiful studios, while the hospitality sector in the city does not exceed 2%. Creative universe, rainbow of laurels and coliving of creators are just some of the most used names to refer to INDIE STUDIO. It is … Read more

Find your perfect internship in Colombia with Paisa Internship

Plaza de las luces by night in the center Medellin

Colombia has become a popular destination for international university students to do an internship. The leading agency that specializes in connecting these students with Colombian companies is Paisa Internship. We had the chance to interview Tom who gave us a better insight into what it is like doing an internship in Medellin. If you have … Read more

Packing for Colombia – 10 objects you cannot forget

Traveler packing his suitcase before going on a trip: open vintage suitcase with clothes, sunglasses, camera and vintage record player

You may have already finished packing, but it never hurts to go through the “must-bring” list one more time to see if any of these things are missing in your luggage. As the saying goes, “better safe than sorry”. We asked several students who were in Medellín last semester for their suggestions on things that … Read more

Barrios in Medellín – Get to know the story of your barrio

View of the buildings of Medellin, Colombia during a sunny day with the mountains in the background

Have you ever wondered about the history of the neighborhoods (barrios) of Medellín? Why are the names so different and how was their constitution? Today VICO helps you to know more about this city. Medellín is a city of 2,508,452 inhabitants (2017). They split in 20 institutional areas (universities, parks, etc.), 249 official urban barrios. In … Read more

Colombian Cédula de Extranjería – The 11 Steps to get it.

Passport and other documents and identity cards

Here is everything you need to know about the Cédula de extranjería: what it is, how to get, how much it is… What is the Cédula de Extranjería? Thanks to the cédula de extranjería, you can travel through Colombia without having to take your original passport with you. The cédula de extranjería is a card … Read more

Shared Flat in Colombia – 7 unique features of VICOs

Group of young friends having fun while watching tv and drinking beers at home in their shared living

Shared flat: Cultural differences in Medellín Arriving in a new city or a new country always includes confrontations with a different culture. Changes can be really small, like colors of the traffic signs on the streets or a different style of food. They can be bigger though: Norms, values and people’s behavior can change significantly … Read more

Safety in Medellin – The 10 ultimate tips to enjoy your stay

Man stealing the wallet of a tourist from the back pocket of his trousers without the victim noticing. Warning - thieves and pickpocket in the night city.

Everything you need to know to stay safe in Medellin Medellín is a city that has had many changes during its history, including concerning the security. Indeed, it went from being one of the most dangerous cities in the world to the most innovative. There are malicious people everywhere and Medellín is no the exception. … Read more

Vivienda compartida (VICO) – 5 mandamientos para una VICO feliz

Grupo multiétnico de amigos jovenes que se divierten en su vivienda compartida mientras compartiendo una comida y vino en la casa acogedora. Están discutiendo y riendo mientras el sol entra por la ventana durante la puesta del sol.

A continuación le presentamos nuestros consejos para evitar conflictos en su VICO Las experiencias más inolvidables que tendrás cuando llegues a Medellín las vivirás junto a tus compañeros de VICO (vivienda compartida), Es normal cuando compartes alojamiento con personas que no son tus parientes, volverse mucho más abierto y tolerante, sin embargo esto también representa ciertos … Read more