On Cellulars and the Internet in Colombia

First off, avoid carrying your phone in your hand, especially in the streets. In general, you should keep your valuables hidden. Find paper maps and use your brain, not GoogleMaps. Without a Colombian SIM card, you won’t be able to use GMaps anyway. When getting into a taxi, don’t bust out your phone to show … Continue reading On Cellulars and the Internet in Colombia


On Money in Colombia

Right now, the exchange rate is basically $1USD to $3,000COP. ($10USD = aprox. $30,000COP) Without a local bank account you will be limited to withdrawing cash from the ATMS. Often times the withdrawal limit is$300USD. Expect to spend about $10USD each transaction in fees between your bank fees and the Colombian bank fees. In a month … Continue reading On Money in Colombia