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Dating and relationships

Bogota and Me: It’s Complicated

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s 2.40am. I went to bed at 7.30pm with an unexplained banging headache, so predictably I am now up and wide awake. It’s the witching hour on a Monday morning in Bogota, and the main road next to our living room is spookily quiet. With nothing else to do at this hour but to let my mind wander, I’ve started pondering my relationship. Not my [more]

Colombia now pronounces you “husband and wife”

August 14, 2014 // 2 Comments

Moving to Colombia with a partner/boyfriend/girlfriend is like one giant leap closer to walking up the aisle. In fact, as far as Colombians are concerned, by taking the lift together up to your apartment that you plan to share, taking your first steps across the threshold, you’ve symbolically already been up the aisle and back down again. You see, most couples [more]

How to meet people in Bogota

February 27, 2014 // 7 Comments

If you’re thinking of moving here, one of the first things you’ll be wondering is how you will meet people in Bogota and make friends. Bogota has a large and (generally) welcoming expat community, and there are a number of regular events where you’ll be able to meet some of us (and practise your Spanish with some of the locals!). La Villa – [more]

How to get a Colombian partner visa

January 6, 2014 // 66 Comments

*Updated July 2016* – Please read the comments in the comments section below, as readers have been giving helpful advice on how the partner visa application process is constantly changing! *Update January 2017* – I applied for a new partner visa recently, and it is all done online now. Visit this government website to find out more about the different [more]