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Deposit refund VICO rento room medellin
Medellín
Agathe Lurquin

How to get your deposit back with VICO?

1. What is a deposit and why do you pay it? It’s a sum of money you pay when booking your VICO. If no incident happened during your stay, you’ll get your deposit back when you leave the VICO.  In short, it is a guarantee for you and for the landlord of the VICO. For

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

INDIE STUDIO, THE CREATIVE COLIVING

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

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Plaza de las luces by night in the center Medellin
Medellín
Agathe Lurquin

Find your perfect internship in Colombia with Paisa Internship

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

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

Packing for Colombia – 10 objects you cannot forget

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

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Empty chairs in the departure hall of an airport with the airport control tower and an airplane taking off during sunset
Medellín
Manuel Franz

Airport in Medellín – The 3 best ways to get to the city

Here are the cheapest and easiest ways to get from Medellin’s airport to the center of the city. Firstly,  you should know that Medellín has two airports. On one hand, there is Olaya Herera, which is located in the south-west of the city and is not very used. On the other hand, there is the

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List of all the paisa words used in Medellin. The background is a picture of colorful colonial style balconies with flowers and flags in the village of Salento Colombia
Indispensable Information
Valeria Villalba Vides

Paisa vocabulary you need to know to speak in Medellin

How do they speak in Medellin? You probably traveled to Medellín thinking that it would be easy to survive with the Spanish you already know. But what you were not expecting is that some of the words used here mean something completely from what you have learned. This is the reason why VICO brings you

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Stressed man because he has to pay all the bills. He is trying to calculate the amount to pay with all the receipts and a calculator.
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Tilman Burfeind

The easiest and safest way to pay your bills in Colombia

One certain thing is that Colombia has its own way of paying bills. When you travel to another country, one of the most important things you should have in consideration is how to pay your bills and how the banking system works there. There are only very few companies that allow online payments here. In fact,

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Young hipster girl with bright backpack enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains of Medellin, using a map to know where to go and what to do uring her first days in Medellin
Medellín
Valeria Villalba Vides

What to do on your first days in Medellin?

Your departure to the city of the eternal spring is getting closer and closer? You already see yourself walking down the streets of Medellín? But are you sure you’re ready for your arrival? Don’t worry, VICO put together a list of things to visit but also to keep in mind while arriving in Medellín. -The

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Passport and other documents and identity cards
Medellín
Manuel Franz

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

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

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Parque Berrío Metro station in Medellín next to Rafael Uribe Palace of Culture, Antioquia's Museum and the famous plaza Botero with all the sculptures of Botero
Medellín
Manuel Franz

Metro in Medellín – The Ultimate guide

Metro: The key of public transportation in Medellín The city of the eternal spring is currently the only city of the country that has a metro system. It is one of the fundamentals of the famous urban change of the city. In fact, the city has an even bigger transportation system called SITVA (Sistema Integrado de

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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.
Medellín
Valeria Villalba Vides

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

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.

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