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David Lee

David Lee

David Lee is the Editor in Chief of MedellinLiving.com and GoBackpacking.com.

In 2007, he quit his office job in northern Virginia to embark on a dream trip around the world. In January 2009, after visiting more than 20 countries, he arrived in Medellin, Colombia.

He was immediately enamored with the city, and proceeded to spend the next 6 months delving into Antioquian culture, learning Spanish, and more importantly, learning to dance salsa. David continues to spend several months per year living in Medellin.


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Learning Salsa in Colombia

Learning to dance salsa was the last thing on my mind when I arrived in Colombia. I'd taken lessons at a studio in Washington, DC a few years earlier, but I was far too shy to start asking strange women to dance outside of the classroom.

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    Hello there I use to live in the US and frequently go out for Salsa dancing. There I learned that americans are not bad dancers, ...

7 Essential Tips for Partying in Colombia


The nightlife in Medellin is one of the city's strengths, and a major reason why I decided to live there for a year and a half. Colombians love to party, yet walking into a typical discoteca (club) can be a little confusing for Western tourists visiting the country for the first time.

The good news is the locals are generally quite friendly, especially after a few hours of drinking rum and Aguardiente.

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    question... I was told a few years ago after a Juanes concert that there is a typical song played at the end of Colombian party th...

Escape to Copacabana

Fincas are the Colombian version of country homes, and it's common for paisas to escape the big city atmosphere of Medellin for fincas in nearby pueblos on the weekends.  My friend Rodrigo had generously invited me to stay at his family's finca in Copacabana one such weekend.

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