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By Edgington

By Edgington


About Me
My wife and I are expats from the U.S. living in Medellin Colombia. We left the states mostly for health reasons, as cold weather became a burden for both of us. We have three beautiful daughters, and three terrific grandkids. I'm a retired commercial pilot, and Mariah is a retired RN. I flew helicopters all over the world for forty years, and Mariah has specialized in Neonatal, Emergency, Cardiac and Family Nursing for 35 years.

Medellin, the city of eternal springtime, is a big city, with some of the typical big-city issues like noise, traffic, and occasionally poor air quality, but it's a wonderful place, with first world amenities. Medellin has first class medical/health care, world-class public transport, green and welcoming parks everywhere, too many fine restaurants to count, a great symphony orchestra, and a great airport with extensive service. It is also, for its size, the cleanest city we've ever seen. We love it here.
Where I’m From
Columbus Ohio/Iowa City Iowa
Where I Live Now
Medellin Colombia
Areas of Contribution
Colombia
Panama
United States
Vietnam

Community Q & A Questions Answered

One of the worst reasons I can come up with for retiring abroad is one of the most obvious these days, I believe: The political turmoil in the U.S., (at least for U.S. potential expats.) My wife and I did not move first to Panama, then to Colombia to escape the po... Read More
Depends entirely on what you're looking for: Quiet and stimulus free? Cheap and unadorned? Lower cost of living? I can only relate our experience. We lived in Boquete Panama for a year. Then we made the mistake of visiting Medellin Colombia, and fell... Read More
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  For retirees/expats considering a cruise, here are a few tips I garnered from a recent Caribbean island-hopping adventure my wife and I enjoyed.   It was appropriate that I’d celebrate my 70th birthday at s... Read More
If you’re an expat, you may not want to read this. If you’re considering becoming an expat, you need to read it. Here’s what I’ve taken away, thus far, from my recent heart attack, and a very real brush with death in Medellin Colombia. Some of these insights I never ... Read More
The care I received for my cardiac event at Medellin’s Pablo Tobón Uribe hospital was excellent, with world-class attention, state of the art equipment, and highly professional staff. Tobón Uribe is a Joint Commission accredited institution, ranked as one of the best... Read More
On Wednesday, January 7th 2018, while walking near my apartment in Medellin, I had a heart attack. I realize it was above and beyond the call of duty for a writer/contributor to go to this length for a story. No need to thank me, I’m recovering nicely, and because of... Read More
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