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Old 08-27-2016, 11:38 AM   #426
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Uh drinking can honestly get as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be- drink what your used to (all imported) you pay state prices. You drink local booze and pay way less.

Same with housing- if you go to tourist trappy places or are only looking at living in estrato 9.. You pay more. Interesting note- it is almost impossible for a foreigner to rent normally- by law agecnies have to ask for proof of employment in Colombia/ bank docs / and also want at least one co signer. It's a nightmare. You could get lucky and try to go through rent by owner.

I figure most people aren't looking to stay more than 3-6 months so it's not worth your time. That said people should be aware that Medellin is a tourist trappy place and you def will pay for convenience.

$500/m for a shared house sounds like a complete rip off.
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:32 PM   #427
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depends for luxury accommodations in poblado it's reasonable. but you can definitely find much cheaper arrangements :

http://www.compartoapto.com/
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:45 PM   #428
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Do you think anyone.. Especially someone grinding 100z 50z in 2016 should be looking at Luxury anything?!
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:10 PM   #429
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Pretty sure the best place to play poker in Medellin is Casino Rio in San Diego. The other nearby casino in the mall also has poker but they max rake twice as much. Also the cabbies know where it is which is nice. Their bottled water is crap though tastes awful I recommend you go across the (busier) street to get some at the chicken? place or donut? shop. Rake is something like max 18k ($6 usd) for 5k/10k holdem and something like 23k for the omaha game. the omaha plays super deep too with minimum 200 bb (2,000,000 peso) buy in. Place seems super legit from the 5 or so sessions I played, although the holdem game was usually pretty nitty but then again I always played early afternoon. I don't recommend eating at the casino it is super over priced and not very good in my experience, go to the restaurant (aforementioned chicken place) kitty corner from the casino basically across the busy street. good deals to be had there if u can survive the crazy colombian drivers as you walk there. i don't drink but am going to be in medellin in like 20 days (gonna check out cali first) if anyone wants to play some live poker and compare notes or grab a quick meal.
Wow, that's a lower rake than I would expect. The rakes I've experienced outside of the U.S. are usually pretty damn high, surprised to see such a relatively low rake there. Do you know if that's standard for rake in other parts of South America as well?

From the conversion you did, sounds like the hold em game is roughly a $1/$3 game, a bit bigger probably.

Is that the only hold em game they run there? Is there a 10k/20k at all?
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:49 PM   #430
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Do you know if that's standard for rake in other parts of South America as well?
AFAIK this is the exception, not the rule, and rakes are much much higher elsewhere in South America. A nearby casino rakes 50k (unsure on blinds).
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:11 PM   #431
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I moved to Medellin last week.

If you come here you really have to learn spanish or its going to be tough.

I created a Pokerstars and Neteller account. I currently don't have a bank account in Colombia and I can't use my american cards on Neteller.

What can I use to transfer funds on Pokerstars? I tried a lot of the Colombian options and they won't allow my USA cards.

Any advice on how to add funds?

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Old 09-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #432
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theres a skype group for medellin , maybe you can ask for someone to trade cash for stars transfer.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:51 PM   #433
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Hey guys I have been here about a year now, I am moving into a new apt next week. As mentioned above its a huge pain in the ass getting a long term place unfurnished here at a non gringo price. Anyways, its a really nice place in laureles, 3 bedrooms. I am looking for possibly 1 more roomate. would prefer 2 months+. PM me if you want more info.
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:09 PM   #434
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2 questions:

What are good utility companies for water, cable TV, internet, and telephone in Medellin? want to get good service.

Do the utility companies mail invoices every month or every 2 months?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:04 PM   #435
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4k per blunt seems to be standard
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:18 AM   #436
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2k/joint, 5k/blunt is what I've paid for years for crippy. no reason to buy regular imo, but its maybe 30-40k per ounce. higher quality does exist, but not at your standard casas or parks. Seems like bho/wax has made its way onto the scene and is much more expensive at 80-100k per gram, but I'm sure there's some middleman tax in there.
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:59 PM   #437
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can someone can add me to the skype-group plz?
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:48 PM   #438
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Thinking about moving to Medellin in January and looking for a room and/or people interested in finding a new place to share with me. Max budget $500. PM me if interested or have any info, cheers.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:39 PM   #439
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Can you guys suggest a place in Medellin where I would be able to watch the upcoming Champions'League games (actually PSG-Barcelona) ?
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:35 PM   #440
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i watched the semifinals last spring at some Bar close to Lleras. Shouldnt be a problem finding a place that shows those matches considering how crazy for football most colombians are.
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:11 PM   #441
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2 questions:

What are good utility companies for water, cable TV, internet, and telephone in Medellin? want to get good service.

Do the utility companies mail invoices every month or every 2 months?
Une is one of the biggest companies for internet,TV and telephone look into that company. Direct TV is good for cable here
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:13 PM   #442
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Hey guys im interested in moving for 6 months , are any of you guys still there ?
i grind online poker and would be looking for a room november
thanks
still in medellin? Im also an online grinder who is from miami staying here for a couple of months
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:28 PM   #443
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Hi guys, I am thinking of enrolling into Spanish class when I arrive. What's the prices for that? It's it worth it as I have pretty much zero Spanish knowledge. Are there many different schools to choose from?
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:37 AM   #444
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just find a private teacher for 25-40k pesos an hr
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:23 PM   #445
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Hey, Im currently learning spanish in Medellin, thinking of possibility to live here for the next 2-3 months. Can someone add me to the skype group? thx
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:49 PM   #446
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Is there even a skype group anymore?
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:54 PM   #447
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Sup guys,

Me and a friend are thinking about moving to Colombia for at least 180 days. I know a lot of ppl are in Medellin,bIs there an active pokerhouse in Medellin atm?
We would like to join a pokerhouse...we are 33 and 26 years old, online mtt and cash grinders..

greetingsss xx
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:37 PM   #448
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Pretty sure the 30k number is wrong.

Realistically- you're in Medellin.. Get a student visa study Spanish 15 hours a week.. There are businesses there that actually cater to this (people wanting to stay).
how much does this cost?

can you skip a class or three and not get in trouble?

it allows you to stay for how long?

thanks
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Old 02-20-2017, 03:02 PM   #449
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how much does this cost?

can you skip a class or three and not get in trouble?

it allows you to stay for how long?

thanks
How bad is your spanish? I am an American Online grinder living in Medellin at the moment and can offer you spanish lessons if needed. I am both fluent in spanish and english
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:56 AM   #450
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Hey guys what's the best way to rent a place for a2 weeks, month, 3 months? I've had a look on air bnb and it's quiet pricey for your own place. How to find something at a reasonable price? Mind you, I have very limited Spanish
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