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(01-16-2020 01:55 PM)911 Wrote:  This being said, countries like Chile and Argentina with permanent economic issues and constant monetary devaluations make settling there for an expat with hard currency means more attractive. Maybe the current turmoil is even a good buying opportunity if you have long term plans to settle there.

As far as central banks go...Chile's monetary policies are NOT anything like Argentina's.

Chile's central bank is actually well managed...at least for a central bank. (No central bank would be the best...but that's another topic)

I'd agree the current turmoil could be a good buying opportunity.

A dozen or so deaths is nothing compared the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the US Civil War and even so the US in post-war years was a good place to move to for opportunity.
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(01-19-2020 08:54 PM)BBinger Wrote:  
(01-15-2020 07:33 PM)tiikaa Wrote:  Excellent Thread guys!! I´ll be following it the whole time.
I am more than determined to emigrate to Latin America (I am a white European guy). I speak fluent spanish and also have already lived in ARG,COL&PERu..
I´m making around 700 $ a month by passive income, I plan to get a job in L.A. in addition. While that does not make me worry about my financial situation, it does make me wonder how easy will I get a residency permission (apart from Paraguay where it seems where easy)?
While I love to read your comments here, I´m still missing "reports" from expats that actually made it to legally live in any Latin American country.. I mean, travelling is easy, blending in with the locals is easy for me too, but how can I really get citizenship / permanent visa / buy an apartment and stuff like that? Is it really that easy in countries like Uruguay and Argentina? Chile for example used to be easy to emigrate to under Bachelet but I heard that now their immigration policies changed..

700 USD/month isn't enough for Uruguay unless you want to live like a very poor immigrant coming in as a single man. 1400 USD/month is doable, but lean. At 2100 USD things can be very comfortable. Unless you are from another Latin American country, at 700 USD/monthly Uruguay probably isn't giving you residency.

Renting an apartment took about a month and a half after I decided to do it with most of the delay involving a procedure to get a "garantía".

Real estate prices are too inflated for me to consider buying anything in the current market, but the best prices are on new construction apartments. I rent for ~450 USD monthly a property that could be advertised for sale at ~100,000 USD. There doesn't seem to be any room to book a profit as a landlord. The driver for this seems to be Argentines using Uruguayan real estate as a vehicle for savings. With Uruguay being a small country and Argentines not being known for financial prowess, there is some insanity in the market.


Thanks, this is a good insight of the uruguayan real estate market. Does anyone have similar info about other markets or was anyone here as "adventorous" to actually buy property or an apartment in Latin America ? Would love to read more info/stories like this..

by the way: of course earning 700 USD a month is way too cheap for Uruguay. Thats why I said I would look for a (mini) job overthere too. The question is: would the government insist I arrive there with a work contract with an uruguayan company or can I just enter as a tourist and look for jobs when I am there and then apply for residence permit?
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Iconoclast I spent 12 weeks traveling around Chile last year. Its not the same as being an expat but for what its worth here are my impressions:

Positives:
-Relatively safe with an effective police force. I never felt any danger when I was there and never heard any stories from people I talked to about getting robbed.
-Good roads in most of the country.
-Not overcrowded (except for Santiago)
-Good places for hiking, etc
-Good country to be a businessman or to invest
-Decent scenery (there are better countries though)

Negatives:
-There are a few decent beaches scattered here and there but the beach scene is underwhelming compared to most other Latin American countries.
-Unfriendly closed minded people who are often racist and who seem to smoke a lot and use a lot of marijuana and alcohol. Also there seems to be a lot of miserable depressed people in Chile. You ain't going to get the vibrancy of a place like Colombia
-Paying first world prices (or higher often) for many things in Chile, electronics, imported food, renting or buying a car, petrol, restaurants, etc. You often feel like you are paying first world prices for 3rd world quality. Very bad customer service despite the high prices.
-Bland industrialized food.
-Underwhelming women.
-Somewhat Americanized culture
-High rate of leftist culture among the youths.
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(01-21-2020 07:20 PM)tiikaa Wrote:  
(01-19-2020 08:54 PM)BBinger Wrote:  
(01-15-2020 07:33 PM)tiikaa Wrote:  Excellent Thread guys!! I´ll be following it the whole time.
I am more than determined to emigrate to Latin America (I am a white European guy). I speak fluent spanish and also have already lived in ARG,COL&PERu..
I´m making around 700 $ a month by passive income, I plan to get a job in L.A. in addition. While that does not make me worry about my financial situation, it does make me wonder how easy will I get a residency permission (apart from Paraguay where it seems where easy)?
While I love to read your comments here, I´m still missing "reports" from expats that actually made it to legally live in any Latin American country.. I mean, travelling is easy, blending in with the locals is easy for me too, but how can I really get citizenship / permanent visa / buy an apartment and stuff like that? Is it really that easy in countries like Uruguay and Argentina? Chile for example used to be easy to emigrate to under Bachelet but I heard that now their immigration policies changed..

700 USD/month isn't enough for Uruguay unless you want to live like a very poor immigrant coming in as a single man. 1400 USD/month is doable, but lean. At 2100 USD things can be very comfortable. Unless you are from another Latin American country, at 700 USD/monthly Uruguay probably isn't giving you residency.

Renting an apartment took about a month and a half after I decided to do it with most of the delay involving a procedure to get a "garantía".

Real estate prices are too inflated for me to consider buying anything in the current market, but the best prices are on new construction apartments. I rent for ~450 USD monthly a property that could be advertised for sale at ~100,000 USD. There doesn't seem to be any room to book a profit as a landlord. The driver for this seems to be Argentines using Uruguayan real estate as a vehicle for savings. With Uruguay being a small country and Argentines not being known for financial prowess, there is some insanity in the market.


Thanks, this is a good insight of the uruguayan real estate market. Does anyone have similar info about other markets or was anyone here as "adventorous" to actually buy property or an apartment in Latin America ? Would love to read more info/stories like this..

by the way: of course earning 700 USD a month is way too cheap for Uruguay. Thats why I said I would look for a (mini) job overthere too. The question is: would the government insist I arrive there with a work contract with an uruguayan company or can I just enter as a tourist and look for jobs when I am there and then apply for residence permit?

The standard workweek here is 44 hours. The standard wage is ~20,000 pesos a month. Medical doctors doing general practice make ~40,000 pesos a month. The Peso Uruguay is around 40 pesos to the dollar. Gas station attendants, bakers, and call center folks with excellent English all make right around 20,000 pesos a month.

It isn't impossible to find something exceptional, but it doesn't seem like a high return option. Your best bet may be hostel volunteering to keep the expenses down for a small loss of waking hours each week.
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^^^ Bucaramanga is a good city. Safe and modern as far as Colombia goes. People are friendly. It can be a little bit boring though, unless you have some friends there.

Manizales is absolutely gorgeous and worth a visit. I didn't connect with the energy in that city but I definitely owe it a return to get a better feel for it. The eje cafeteria would be a great place to settle down, start a family and buy a finca.

Santa Marta is 100× nicer than Cartagena, but its got a unique vibe for Colombia. That city is where my travels started and I will always have a soft spot for the Gaira slums and the people in it. If you're an explorer at heart this city is cool to visit, not sure I would relocate here for life. The beaches and nature are probably my favorite out of all of Latin America (so far!!!)

I would add popayan to the list. I made a post about it in the travel section months back. Popayan is a few notches less crazy than other colombian cities, not many bars or clubs or general loud noise like the rest of colombia. It's got some really nice churches, and an old city of these colonial style streets of white walled buildings and cobblestone roads. Not far down to Cali, Quito or the amazons of ecuador
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I've been in Brazil for about three weeks now. I'm exploring around, doing reconnaissance for where I'll eventually settle down. My checklist is simple: friendly people, nice views and a strong Catholic community.

I started off in Rio grande do Sul and I'm going north. I spent a week in a small town a little bit north of Porto Alegre. The town had about 5000 people. I was driving along the highway and saw a church among a nice city peaking out over the trees, so I stopped in the city

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This is why I could never be a Protestant. Even in some small South American town you have architectural works of art where you can go to worship. I tried an Evangelical church my first week here just to see what it was like. It was in some sort of garage, and I got wierd, scammy, for profit vibes.

I drove around a bit and the views were great here

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This area is known for the wineries and grape farms. The napa valley of Brazil. It's very safe here, the only blood and guts spilled here look like:

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This area had huge immigration from Europe in the 1800s. It also had immigration of people from a certain country after a certain war in Europe maybe 80 or so years ago lol. I spent a little over a week here and wanted to find someone from that country during the war, just for the curiosity of that (no luck, but I met plenty of people whose late great grandparents had fought in the war).

Arriving in a small town like this is a bit surreal. When a gringo arrives, word spreads before you even meet anybody. Even though the people there were very European looking, just having someone they don't recognize in town and people start to talk. I told maybe 3 or 4 people my name before everyone already knew it. Everyone was friendly and welcoming though! Keep in mind that a young single American arrives in town and EVERYONE will assume you have this image of Brazilian women dancing around naked waiting to be with a gringo. Everyone assumed (they were joking but they weren't) that I came to pick up girls. Shouldn't be hard to brush off this if you go to church regularly and people see that you aren't just some gringo trying to bang easy third world girls.

I made a friend in this city my age who kind of showed me how things were there. He seemed like someone into self improvement and taking care of his body, but when it came to women and relationships, he tells me to "forget the concept of a girlfriend, everyone here just does "ficar"". In other words hookup culture. The young people there didn't seem to serious about religion or real relationships, so I decided to carry on.

I drove through Santa Catarina without much stopping. I've heard good things about Florianopolis but I really want to see the north of Brazil. The weather is a bit too cool for me, I need the tropical heat. The rolling hills covered in shacks beside the beaches make for nice photos

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From my understanding the 3 southernmost states of Brazil are similar culturally, but Rio grande do sul is supposedly the most distinct. Even just staying one night in a suburb off the island of floripa, I saw lots of gross leg tattoos or shoulder tattoos on the women (I can't say too much though I've got a sleeve Dodgy) talking to people around here I didn't get the vibe it is a very religious place. Rio grande do sul had Evangelical churches on every corner, not so much here. You could occasionally see a nice Catholic church but this area didn't seem too pious. However I only spent 3 days driving though the state so this is just surface level observations

I arrived into parana, going around curitiba towards the beach. This area is very mountainous but seems very jungle like as well. The hotel I stayed at had river rapids running under in front of the hotel. I drove towards one of the beaches and was pleasantly surprised, not too shabby!

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Good spot to sip a coconut and people watch

I continued further north and caught a ferry to take me across the bay. Once I got across it got a bit more rural. The roads were narrow and winding around the mountains, great ride that day

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I rode through some of the smaller towns in Parana and things began to feel more dodgy there. It felt like a poorer area, but this part of the state is much less developed than closer to curitiba. Maybe some of the farming towns out west are more cozy

Right now I'm in a beach town in Sao paolo state, looking to go north. The idea is to find a small town with an English school and teach for a few months. Not sure if I want to go towards Minas gerais or to the north east. I've heard Minas Gerais is very religious, but I'm stuck with this idea of finding my place in a small tropical beach village. Need to choose which road to follow by tommorow!
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(01-16-2020 01:55 PM)911 Wrote:  
(01-16-2020 10:14 AM)Iconoclast007 Wrote:  Im curious if anyone has been to Chile for an extended period of time as an expat, what was their experience? . Im considering exploring the country. Im interested in surfing, spearfishing.

I recently purchased a book. "El Hijo del Pescador". It is about big wave surfing and spearfishing in Chile.

Chile appears to be a region of the world that will likely fair well in the turmultous future that beckons.

As an expat currently living in Spain and having traveled quite alot, i am searching for a place that has ocean, mountains and a place for a white, masculine man and his family to thrive.

Chile is currently in a near civil war

The, er, "near civil war" Sleepy in Chile, has actually been put on hold, while everybody in Chile is happily on holiday at Viña or La Serena's beaches.Banana

The capital Santiago is currently perfectly quiet, you could be in Zurich (except for the heat) for all you know, it's that quiet. Might still be a few desperate punks left on Plaza Italia, but who cares?

So I guess "protesters" prioritise their Summer holidays over some half-assed "communist" revolution. It is the year 2020, too, so, nobody does revolutions anymore, those times are long gone. Any country paying "agitateurs" or provocateurs to try to spur a "revolution" in Chile, are wasting their money.
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On Cuenca Ecuador-

It is a small, cheap, very old city. Quiet outside the small walkable historic center. It can get chilly but has springlike temperatures during the day when the sun comes out (which is not always). It is marketed as one of the best retirement destinations, but I think it is mainly due to the low prices. It would make a passable place if you only saved up, say, $200k for retirement. You can definitely live cheaply there.

However, if you have been to Colombia and enjoyed it, Cuenca will not be up to your standards. Uninspiring women but same safety concerns as Colombia... Ecuador in general is like that.

I lived there several years ago but it was a hard pass.
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Is anyone else somewhere in South America right now?

I booked my return plane ticket to the USA for early April, but I'm trying to figure out what I should do. It's possible that by then all the airlines start canceling flights left and right because of coronavirus
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(03-12-2020 07:00 AM)Cortés Wrote:  Is anyone else somewhere in South America right now?

I booked my return plane ticket to the USA for early April, but I'm trying to figure out what I should do. It's possible that by then all the airlines start canceling flights left and right because of coronavirus

In Quito, Ecuador right now. Had an ‘oh shit’ moment last night where I spiked a fever and had a tickle in my throat. Woke up perfectly fine today. Heading back to USA next Wednesday.

I see your concern. I would think you would get a warning that flights will be cancelled on X date. Get out of Dodge before that. Good luck.
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In Colombia at the moment but heading back to America next weekend. I have to return home to handle some business and was planning to do so in late May.... but with all this CHINESE coronavirus debacle I decided to head back early.

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(03-13-2020 12:13 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  but with all this CHINESE coronavirus debacle



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(03-12-2020 07:00 AM)Cortés Wrote:  Is anyone else somewhere in South America right now?

I booked my return plane ticket to the USA for early April, but I'm trying to figure out what I should do. It's possible that by then all the airlines start canceling flights left and right because of coronavirus

In medellin. Im deciding tomorrow if going back to canada asap or bunkering down here for a next months. Im calculating about 2 weeks left of normalcy here. I would see if there are confirmed cases in the city you are flying out of, if so already I would leave in the next week or have a backup plan. I would not expect where you are going to be better then where you are though. just shifting the time line by a couple weeks.

With the US blaming china, and china now saying it was brought by US military to china, south america might be a safer spot to wait this out in a worse case scenario.
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(03-13-2020 02:34 AM)Stats Wrote:  
(03-12-2020 07:00 AM)Cortés Wrote:  Is anyone else somewhere in South America right now?

I booked my return plane ticket to the USA for early April, but I'm trying to figure out what I should do. It's possible that by then all the airlines start canceling flights left and right because of coronavirus

In medellin. Im deciding tomorrow if going back to canada asap or bunkering down here for a next months. Im calculating about 2 weeks left of normalcy here. I would see if there are confirmed cases in the city you are flying out of, if so already I would leave in the next week or have a backup plan. I would not expect where you are going to be better then where you are though. just shifting the time line by a couple weeks.

With the US blaming china, and china now saying it was brought by US military to china, south america might be a safer spot to wait this out in a worse case scenario.

I've heard a couple of these stories. One main risk factor to consider is the airplane, airport. Basically if someone on the airplane has it, with all the recycled air you will have it. Then you KNOW the Corona will be at the airport.

I used to spend time in Medellin but happy to be back in my hometown out in a rural area. If I was in Colombia I would prep x 10. You don't have the family support, social network, civil rights etc.

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I've decided I'm just gonna ride it out until my flight. All the flights before the one I booked are 5 times the price. I figure that if the US does a travel ban from everywhere, I'll have a few days notice and find something, then the airline would change my ticket. I'm not too concerned about getting sick myself, more so for my parents catching it from me, I'll probably self quarantine myself once I get home.

What's concerning is that it's definitely making its way through south America right now, they're just not testing it. I have a feeling it'll blow up here in a week or two, but confirmed cases will still be low
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(03-15-2020 02:18 PM)Cortés Wrote:  I've decided I'm just gonna ride it out until my flight. All the flights before the one I booked are 5 times the price. I figure that if the US does a travel ban from everywhere, I'll have a few days notice and find something, then the airline would change my ticket. I'm not too concerned about getting sick myself, more so for my parents catching it from me, I'll probably self quarantine myself once I get home.

What's concerning is that it's definitely making its way through south America right now, they're just not testing it. I have a feeling it'll blow up here in a week or two, but confirmed cases will still be low

Are you in Brazil? Im bailing out of medellin tomorrow night. already think there is possibility it will be too late. Also maybe its just my RAS but I notice a big increase of people coughing around in public here. hopefully its just the pollution. only 6 confirmed cases in the city. though a nurse friend of mine said there is already a big increase in pneumonia in the hospital where she works here.

highly advice any one not leaving in the next few days to prepare for a few months of quarantine.
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It seems like a huge thing for the people I know in Medellin. Seeing their WhatsApp updates it seems they are in full virus containment mode.

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Cartagena has a mandatory quarantine from 6pm - 7am

Not sure about the rest of Colombia

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Tried of make a run for the Colombian border before they shut Ecuador down but didn’t make it. So I’m stuck in Quito.

Curfew in place. No restaurants. No buses. No flights to USA. Restricted movement. The few open places guarded by military. Feels like wartime. Plenty of food, though.

Looking like I’ll be stuck here until April sometime.
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Casos de coronavírus no Brasil em 17 de março | Coronavírus | G1 https://g1.globo.com/bemestar/coronaviru...arco.ghtml

So according to Globo (Brasil's CNN) there's 300-350 confirmed cases and almost 9000 suspected cases. So to me this sounds like people are coming down sick, their just not testing everybody. It's starting to set in how bad it will spread down here. I got into an argument at a burger place today, cashier girl wiped her nose with her wrist and then tried to serve me my burger. Kung flu or not that's fucking disgusting. People have little sense of personal space. I would say one of the bigger weaknesses of south America is that they don't see spitting, snot-wiping, coughing without covering as gross. Everything goes.

Either I head home or I'm waiting this out in the countryside
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(03-18-2020 09:05 PM)Cortés Wrote:  Casos de coronavírus no Brasil em 17 de março | Coronavírus | G1 https://g1.globo.com/bemestar/coronaviru...arco.ghtml

So according to Globo (Brasil's CNN) there's 300-350 confirmed cases and almost 9000 suspected cases. So to me this sounds like people are coming down sick, their just not testing everybody. It's starting to set in how bad it will spread down here. I got into an argument at a burger place today, cashier girl wiped her nose with her wrist and then tried to serve me my burger. Kung flu or not that's fucking disgusting. People have little sense of personal space. I would say one of the bigger weaknesses of south America is that they don't see spitting, snot-wiping, coughing without covering as gross. Everything goes.

Either I head home or I'm waiting this out in the countryside

Can confirm. Made a run for the border to get into Colombia before Ecuador shut down and saw shitloads of people loitering there...coughing and hacking without covering it up. To make it worse they were all huddled closely together avoiding the rain. They ran an absolute clinic on what not to do. Unbelievable.
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RE: 2020 South American Expat Thread
^^^Sounds like Ecuador doesn't have it under control as well? Brazil has done absolutely nothing and it'll stay that way until people really start dying here in a few weeks. I can't tell if they just assume Brazil will be untouched by this whole disaster or what.

whats interesting is that I've heard Colombia is handling this really well. Deporting gringos who violate quarantine, shutting down foreign entry for now, and imposing a 14 self quarantine on returning Colombians. That's a pretty thorough response to the virus imo.

I heard Argentina was pretty quick to shut borders down and quarantine potential cases.

I think seeing how each country responds to the crisis will be a factor in deciding which countries may have a decent future.
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RE: 2020 South American Expat Thread
(03-18-2020 09:05 PM)Cortés Wrote:  Casos de coronavírus no Brasil em 17 de março | Coronavírus | G1 https://g1.globo.com/bemestar/coronaviru...arco.ghtml

So according to Globo (Brasil's CNN) there's 300-350 confirmed cases and almost 9000 suspected cases. So to me this sounds like people are coming down sick, their just not testing everybody. It's starting to set in how bad it will spread down here. I got into an argument at a burger place today, cashier girl wiped her nose with her wrist and then tried to serve me my burger. Kung flu or not that's fucking disgusting. People have little sense of personal space. I would say one of the bigger weaknesses of south America is that they don't see spitting, snot-wiping, coughing without covering as gross. Everything goes.

Either I head home or I'm waiting this out in the countryside
In Uruguay, when I was at Mcdonalds they were not using any gloves to prepare the food. I saw the man with his bare hands prepare my hamburger from scratch... You would think a 1st world foodchain like mcdonalds they would wear gloves...

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(03-15-2020 02:18 PM)Cortés Wrote:  I've decided I'm just gonna ride it out until my flight. All the flights before the one I booked are 5 times the price. I figure that if the US does a travel ban from everywhere, I'll have a few days notice and find something, then the airline would change my ticket. I'm not too concerned about getting sick myself, more so for my parents catching it from me, I'll probably self quarantine myself once I get home.

What's concerning is that it's definitely making its way through south America right now, they're just not testing it. I have a feeling it'll blow up here in a week or two, but confirmed cases will still be low

Are you in Brazil? Im bailing out of medellin tomorrow night. already think there is possibility it will be too late. Also maybe its just my RAS but I notice a big increase of people coughing around in public here. hopefully its just the pollution. only 6 confirmed cases in the city. though a nurse friend of mine said there is already a big increase in pneumonia in the hospital where she works here.

highly advice any one not leaving in the next few days to prepare for a few months of quarantine.

So they arent testing for the coronavirus in Medellin if people come with pneumonia? Im curious if people die, if they report their death as a coronavirus statistic death or not if they never tested them in the first place...


But good decision. i have had very bad experiences myself with doctors in medellin myself. The doctors i have delt with thought you can only test gonorrhea through blood testing, not urine testing... I was shocked at the incompetency... And when i finally got diagnosed with gonorrhea the idiot put me on urine tract infection meds.. Had that shit for a month in pain and the doctor gave me some bullshit that i had a anti biodic resistant strain (i was able to get cured because i spoke to a friend who is a doctor who told me what to get. he was shocked what he prescribed me.) And everytime i got bloodwork in medellin my arm would turn purple. And the nurse once reused a needle to pierce my skin when they couldnt find a vein.. they should have swapped the needle so it doesnt become painful for me since it dulls the needle when you pierce skin the second time... Told me not to worry they are a doctor. wtf?

Also, a girl i know also had gonorrhea that they didnt know she had and it spread to her kidneys, they were blindly pumping her with random drugs till i told her what to ask them to give her and then finally cured her(help from a doctor friend of mine . think he told me that woman dont always test for gonorrhea but if she has high white bloodcell count and symptoms that i described then 99% she has it and treat it as is...i forgot was 2 years ago)

Be very careful with the medellin doctors. Its one thing to get your wisdom teeth removed and teeth cleaned or laser hair removal etc.. They are good for that (well actually they prescribed me some extreme dosages of antibiotics after my wisdom teeth removal, but they did a good job other than that) but its another thing to have something life threatening and needing a competent doctor.
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