I am considering to move from Austin, Texas to Colombia

Context

Stay in Austin

Advantages

  • Friends
    • Life is long
    • You have moved many cities before (STL, NYC)

Disadvantages

  • Summer is too hot for dogs
  • Austin is rapidly changing
    • So is Medellin… so is everywhere

Concerns

Move to Colombia

Advantages

  • Good weather, all year around
  • Fresh foods
  • Will definitely learn Spanish
  • Cost of living is Less expensive than in Austin Texas
  • Squash is popular in Colombia
  • Already have a social network
  • My personality vibes with the culture
  • Cool to build a Spanish-learning app in a spanish-speaking country

Disadvantages

  • Need

Issues

  • Politial situation, president?
  • Medellin is a rapidly grow
  • Visa process
    • May need to invest, buy property, take classes

Opportunies

  • (re)Create a makerspace in MDE

Goals

  • I walk the dogs outside frequently throughout the day
  • I am fluent in Spanish
  • I take Spanish classes

Actions

Questions

  • How long can I stay in Colombia as a tourist?
  • How does the “taking classes” visa work? what counts?
  • Which city to live?
    • Barranquia
      • I love the heat, but…
      • Too hot for dogs?
    • Medellin
      • Allergies?
      • Good schools
  • Which neighborhood to live?

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