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Old 12-19-2015, 12:04 AM   #376
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Any hotel recs? Will be in Medellin early Jan. PM me, interested in Colombian girls and food. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:20 AM   #377
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Any hotel recs? Will be in Medellin early Jan. PM me, interested in Colombian girls and food. Thanks guys!
how long you stayin for. if u plan on playing poker also while your here i wouldnt recommend a hotel. their wifi is ****. i might have a room available in a 2 floor penthouse early january depending on length of stay ,. pm me
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:02 AM   #378
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Any suggestions on cash games or good casinos to play live in Medellin? I'll be there all of January. Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:34 AM   #379
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do you guys ever see hookers with bodies like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbWYoesR4fg

and if so could you get them for say $100 short time?
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:19 PM   #380
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No, there were no hookers that looked like that walking the streets. But they did mostly have the same fake butts - which freak me out.
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:20 AM   #381
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what about at like nice hooker establishments?
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:29 AM   #382
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im life tilted and need to think of happier thoughts

what are the flaws in my plan?

go to columbia, get a semi nice apartment in a safe area of medellin for $500ish a month, $300ish more on food and necessities a month, have a $700 a month hooker budget and have two really hot girls a week come visit me

is this doable long term?
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:39 AM   #383
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im life tilted and need to think of happier thoughts

what are the flaws in my plan?

go to columbia, get a semi nice apartment in a safe area of medellin for $500ish a month, $300ish more on food and necessities a month, have a $700 a month hooker budget and have two really hot girls a week come visit me

is this doable long term?
Doable if you know Spanish well otherwise you will get screwed. Probably won't be able to live in El Poblado with this budget unless you want to share apartment and /or increase your apartment budget. Again if you want to spend around 1k$for food and apartment you should look for cheaper areas laureles maybe??? And don't go without at least upper intermediate Spanish, trust me.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:46 AM   #384
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i know how to ask where the library is

de donde es la biblioteca

thats about all i remember from 7th grade spanish

hmm really it will be 1k for apartment and necessities???
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:12 PM   #385
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i know how to ask where the library is

de donde es la biblioteca

thats about all i remember from 7th grade spanish

hmm really it will be 1k for apartment and necessities???
No point of going if you can't speak decent Spanish to be honest. It was the reason why I moved back to Thailand.

Cost of living are +30-40% compared to Bangkok (and that's optimistic assumption).

Your hooker budget is also way underestimated. The high quality clubs in safe neighborhoods like Fase 2, La Isla (strip clubs) are like 150$ per visit in my experience (probably more). To get some cheap quality sex you would have to go down the hill but you don't know Spanish and it is dangerous there. It is not Thaialand when you can be stone cold drunk at 2 am in some random neighborhood and feel relartively safe.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:26 AM   #386
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Any suggestions on cash games or good casinos to play live in Medellin? I'll be there all of January. Thanks!
Looking for info on cash games too. What are the games like? Whats the rake?


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Old 01-20-2016, 11:40 PM   #387
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

cash games at casino rio in san diego daily from 2-3pm onwards.

normally 2,000/5,000 NLH max rake 12,000, min buy-in 200,000,
and 5,000/10,000 NLH max rake 15,000, min buy-in 500,000

rake is taken as cards are dealt rather than a % as long as pot is over 100,000. e.g. 5k on flop, 5k if turn is dealt and 5k if river is dealt.

if its a bad game with small pots then rake is unbeatable but usually games are okay

sometimes PLO runs as well and is craaaaazy

all games have unlimited straddle either utg or otb and people frequently put 100k+ out there
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:14 PM   #388
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im life tilted and need to think of happier thoughts

what are the flaws in my plan?

go to columbia, get a semi nice apartment in a safe area of medellin for $500ish a month, $300ish more on food and necessities a month, have a $700 a month hooker budget and have two really hot girls a week come visit me

is this doable long term?
i have a br available in about 3 weeks. about $325 rent a month msg me if u interested
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:15 PM   #389
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hey all i will be having a bedroom available in medellin colombia in about 3 weeks. the rent is about $325, will be posting pics. if anyone is interested pm for details. -time magazines best roomate ever <<<
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:43 PM   #390
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

I posted this in the Bogota thread, but I'll also ask here!

What is the cost of living for someone who would plan to live a modest life there? By that I mean a decent 1 BR apartment, going out maybe once or twice a week and not a lot of travel.

Also, I am mainly a low stakes live grinder, I don't play a whole lot online so I am looking at somewhere with a low cost of living that has regular cash games at casinos. Do they typically run 24/7, or at least most of the day? And what stakes?

Thanks so much for this thread!
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:47 AM   #391
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I posted this in the Bogota thread, but I'll also ask here!

What is the cost of living for someone who would plan to live a modest life there? By that I mean a decent 1 BR apartment, going out maybe once or twice a week and not a lot of travel.

Also, I am mainly a low stakes live grinder, I don't play a whole lot online so I am looking at somewhere with a low cost of living that has regular cash games at casinos. Do they typically run 24/7, or at least most of the day? And what stakes?

Thanks so much for this thread!
can live in Medellin comfortably on $1,000 USD per month. cash games question answered a few posts up
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:57 PM   #392
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

I have a bedroom available in Laureles Medellin. My name is lordjosejose on stars. i currently live in Medellin. I currently am living in Laureles in a 3br 2 bathroom apt. I am currently living on my own and I am only looking for 1 roomate. The price is $300/ month. Building also has a pool, The gym is also 2 blocks away. I also have a computer desk and chair if you need one.
With an option if you wanna use a housekeeper. I do. She cooks and cleans everyday. Super + ev. I was voted time magazines 10 best roomates last year. I am an awesome roomate. I am very productive, very social, good with women, I workout, I read everyday,i study everyday. If anyone is interested in moving to medellin, i am definitely a good host. pm if anyone is interested.











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Old 02-20-2016, 05:54 PM   #393
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im life tilted and need to think of happier thoughts

what are the flaws in my plan?

go to columbia, get a semi nice apartment in a safe area of medellin for $500ish a month, $300ish more on food and necessities a month, have a $700 a month hooker budget and have two really hot girls a week come visit me

is this doable long term?
Just read this legends blog on the PI!

For sure buff on the Spanish or stay in Asia, but if u came to Colombia with 1500 budget u will do fine as u are a nit bag who will adapt fine and find all the hooker angles.

Would u do a nomadic colombia blog, that would be dope.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:12 AM   #394
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Looking to hit Columbia for a week- 12 days...

Looking for live poker games only!!

Plan to enjoy a Backpacking/Poker/Woman chasing/ relaxing vacation and need some advice to aim me in the right direction...
Specifically the names of venues as related to the live Poker..


Thanks in advance Guys!
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:25 AM   #395
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Looking to hit Columbia for a week- 12 days...

Looking for live poker games only!!

Plan to enjoy a Backpacking/Poker/Woman chasing/ relaxing vacation and need some advice to aim me in the right direction...
Specifically the names of venues as related to the live Poker..


Thanks in advance Guys!
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:29 PM   #396
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Heading to Medellin for July and August and I am considering where to live. Laureles sounds cool, Poblado might be nice as well. Ideally I want to live with poker players or Spanish speakers, or both! Alone would be fine too, figure I'll just check Airbnb and post here. Anyone think they will have an open room in July/August? Lordjose?

I can teach Chinese or Spanish or Omaha H/L in exchange (and yes I have enough $).

31 years old, plan on playing a lot of poker, but I like to stay active and go out now and then too.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:20 PM   #397
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Thinking about trying out Medellin for a bit - are there any nice serviced apartments someone can recommend or should I just rent off airbnb? Any poker houses looking for people?

I am looking for something kind of nice... not too snobby, but you know... clean and decent and well located.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:02 PM   #398
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Thanks to everyone for this thread - really helpful and some great stuff in here.

Question for those in the know: I read the posts on the live poker scene in Medellin and from that have a decent gauge on what it's like. But if anyone could offer more details on it I'd appreciate it, specifically:

1. If I'm not fluent in Spanish, would that be an impediment at the tables? From my time spent in Colombia, I'm guessing the dealers won't speak any English - is this the case?

2. If I only played live poker (without anyone online), are there enough sustainable games that I could do so in Medellin? I've played live almost exclusively the past handful of years and feel like that's where I'm at my best. Is there enough of a live cash game scene in Medellin that I can find a solid game most days of the week?

Thanks again for all the thoughts and input in this thread.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:52 AM   #399
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Do some of you guys also have experience in living in Bogota?

What are the advantages in living at Medellin over Bogota?
Is it only the climate?
From what I have heard women shall rank higher in bogota (more hotties), but dunno if that is correct.

Also regards to Spanish:
Is Spanish a kind of easy language like English where you can expect that after 1 year of studying it, you can have real deeper verbal communications?

Also what is the monthly rent for a nice condo-studio in Medellin?
And finally, what is the visa-situation on Columbia? Is it difficult to stay/live there longtime?

Thanks a lot!

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Old 07-13-2016, 12:05 AM   #400
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I will be in Colombia from August 11th to the 19th. Anyone know of anything good going on, or what Casino(s) I should check out while I'm there? Also, if anyone wants to meet up and show us some good bars or food let me know!
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