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Renting an Apartment in Colombia (SUBTITULADO)[#30]

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from here or many nights political Department Philip is a pre advanced students that we’re working on stuff here so I actually I have plans this morning that I did with another advanced student yesterday where I was just going to run through a scenario like we’re at a bank or maybe we were at a vacant pass like practice past tense and diffusion vocabulary and then we started doing it and syllabus working to be like a designer so I was thinking you know we might as well run through a scenario where I’m just customer I’m a client and I need a logo design and so we’re just working on some vocabulary here dress with context deadlines clients that kind of stuff so like run through and stereo where on your clients are Monica yeah and you are going to as a logo for my technology or you’ll do a photo for my youtube channel my youtube channel needs a wallpaper and you say like a posters on the top right will forget the offense night yeah hey Phillip I’m Marshall I need a poster for my youtube channel and you draft something up her game yes I would recommend for example and only one tailor tiny C and D school this building from the Beatles and I started creating you love art so I set a deadline for making February 25th can you meet that Emma yeah can me again give you the headline defender then in the right 122 so it is time to pack up the stuff here it’s hard to record when I am teaching so much as I have teaching on my mind and less time to plan out videos but we’ll see maybe the videos will be a little less often but I’m still definitely keep making videos because I’m loving it and the channel is growing and so thank you very much however I do need to check out of this hotel I’m bummed out because I really really like this hotel it’s so comfortable and cozy really nice to come home to every night however it’s about 20 minutes 25 minutes if I walk slowly from my school where I teach so as you saw earlier I had that I had that apartment that studio apartment I was fully furnished and I told the guy that I thought I was going to take it actually but then I realized that I would have to set up the Wi-Fi myself try to do that it seems like it’s impossible to find internet for less than one year they wanted to sign a year contract just went to the United States honestly and so that’s just not going to happen some bummed out I love that apartment it’s so nice and decked out and furnished and and close to my work but you know what will be what will be I found another hotel that it’s really really close to my work I could probably walk to work in like five minutes and it’s actually a little bit less than that it’s 27,000 per night and so staying at Hotel is definite going to be more expensive than finding an apartment but just kind of easy right now and that’s really it’s not breaking the bank so I said I told them on stage two weeks at a times I just paid upfront two weeks and that’s fun and it has good internet and so got a wrap this place up nice few nights staying here anyway so I’m on a bus right now I’m going to penedo which is about 45 minute bus ride the bus ticket was about two bucks my laptop is broken so I have to go to pay data there there’s a little bit bigger than Arminia it has some Apple repair shops and so it’s what’s going to go out there see what happens I’ve been really bummed out because my laptop some hardware failed on it so I just I haven’t had a laptop for a few days so hence the snow upload but I just want to make a comment like right now this justin bieber song a song like it’s a really crazy thing i’ve been on here in colombia for about a month it’s a crazy feeling like when something they just reminds you of home you know comes on the radio like a Justin Bieber song it’s crazy because you have only heard Colombian music or expanded music I don’t know how to describe it we know makes you hit me right now around again and weird foot the Nash bookstore I came to try to get my laptop fixed but the Sunday and I’ve learned this the past at Sunday things don’t really happen here so they told me to come back next week but honestly I’m just going to go ahead and buy a new one so yes I just ended up buying the new laptop because those cool Finnish keyboard layout that’ll be fun yeah I had to spend about a thousand dollars get a new laptop can use English is the main language but we try to eat okay I looked a little bit online for you stuff they just seemed like such a hassle and I honestly it was pretty desperate to get any laptop having a laptop out here is just like having my best friend out here you know it’s everything it was my laptop also finally bought the guitar yeah I was definitely missing playing guitar and this thing is so beautiful and placed so nice yeah there’s only about 60 bucks for guitar itself yeah I’m happy guys been really really nice to relax and play this everyday a lot actually in the long okay so let me quickly wrap up the end this one this log has been made up of footage over like five different days is just so random honestly since I’ve gotten a job teaching English my biggest focus has been teaching and it’s just been hard to get myself in the space headspace to be making vlogs but since it has been like a week already since I’ve uploaded I’m starting to kind of get back in the groove of recording stuff so I have more footage to put out a little more cohesive and not just so random so I just want to get this one uploaded custom sitting on my laptop for like four days three days and I’ve seen to upload it even if it’s not that great and just move on but yes if you are a subscriber and you’ve been looking for my usually daily vlogs and you haven’t dated for a week thanks for being patient and I’m just getting stuff to get out here now many I’m really liking the teaching and I will start showing more of that stuff too so if we enjoyed the video please do leave a like down below and a comment and please do subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already and if you’re curious more about actually meta-gene where i was over the past like three weeks before I was here in Armenia check out this video are you guys I will wrap it up here and hopefully we’ll start uploading a little bit more alright so yes


KevinClark’s World

Feb 2, 2017, 4:40 am Reply

Congrats and great to hear you're doing well!

Cecilia Vazquez

Feb 2, 2017, 4:42 am Reply

I love watching your videos!!! I am in love with Colombia and hope to visit someday! Your videos are very helpful and fun to watch! Great job!!!!! ❤️

Jamie Miller

Feb 2, 2017, 4:44 am Reply

I noticed that you were wearing a Purdue University t-shirt, so I was wondering where you're from in the states?


Feb 2, 2017, 4:46 am Reply

do you have a visa to teach in colombia? if not, is it difficult to rent a place as a tourist?

DeAndre Stevenson

Feb 2, 2017, 4:51 am Reply

nice negotiation skills


Feb 2, 2017, 5:04 am Reply

cool stuff marshal. love seeing what your up to. you getting lonely over there at all or how is that? i just felt when you were talking about that j beebs that you were feeling home sick. how long you planning on traveling for?


Feb 2, 2017, 5:27 am Reply

Nice! Glad all is well. We were wondering if you were ok. LOL. Anyways, glad to see to see the new video. Hope you enjoyed Pereira.


Feb 2, 2017, 5:37 am Reply

Ayy glad to have you back man! Been curious what had happened! Glad things are working out there for you! Making me want to head out there even more!

B Russell

Feb 2, 2017, 6:17 am Reply

Nice video, and you're a good negotiator.


Feb 2, 2017, 6:19 am Reply

So wonderful to see that you purchased the guitar. If you are still in Pereira check out Santa Rosa de Cabal.  It is a nice little town, and go to los termales too.

W H.

Feb 2, 2017, 6:43 am Reply

Por cuanto tiempo pensias que quedarás en Armenia??

Justin Spencer

Feb 2, 2017, 7:25 am Reply

i spend more at starbucks a month then you would, haggling, for rent….. crazy…..

John Rua

Feb 2, 2017, 9:02 am Reply

Dude, that's hilarious! It's incredible the quality of life for such small amount of money. Incredible. These videos are motivating and inciting!

Khalid bucheery

Feb 2, 2017, 9:06 am Reply

whw nice thanks


Feb 2, 2017, 11:42 am Reply

Cool to see you againg Marshall ! I see you are mutating to become a Colombian !

Robert Stewart

Feb 2, 2017, 12:24 pm Reply

Thats cheap… teach in south korea free apartment pay about 2000 use a month… but utilities you have to pay.

Victor D. Romero

Feb 2, 2017, 3:20 pm Reply

Seems like a good solution could have been to get the condo owner to set up the Internet in his name, if possible to negotiate. How far away from Medellin are you now?? Oh and btw, seems like if you got a small gorilla type tripod to hold your cam, would that work for you in your classroom. God Bless you!!

Jony G

Feb 2, 2017, 3:21 pm Reply

I think it's excellent that you've been focusing on your teaching English classes – don't worry too much about being in the headspace your natural style is instinctive and made for vlogs. You don't need to be in the "head space", keep it up!

Jony G

Feb 2, 2017, 7:18 pm Reply

Try Mercado Libre its like Latin America's ebay for future stuff. Amazon also delivers to Colombia for not too much and you shouldn't pay any tax because of the Free Trade agreement.

Sharif Hasan

Feb 2, 2017, 2:25 am Reply

thank you for sharing i appreciate it so much


Feb 2, 2017, 4:11 am Reply

How did you learn to speak Spanish?

1Tyme DaGreat

Feb 2, 2017, 10:31 pm Reply

U have some nice vids MP.. Thx 4 sharing your experience.. By the way what kind of camera do you use..?

Alfredo Calderon

Feb 2, 2017, 11:15 pm Reply

what is the name of the building where you rent the apartment i gone go for vacations next month and i like that location?

Jan Mal O

Feb 2, 2017, 12:34 am Reply

Have you ever seen Zach Morris videos, he started just like you , I mean pretty similar story!


Feb 2, 2017, 3:19 am Reply

Have you considered purchasing a wifi hotspot that you can take with you from location to location? That way you won't have to worry about being bogged down with a 1 year subscription tied to that apartment you like.

Juan Lopez

Feb 2, 2017, 11:59 am Reply

hey are you in vacation for an extended time in colombia or are you going to live there from now on?

Xavi M.

Feb 2, 2017, 12:55 am Reply

Wowww I love the vlogs You should go back to Medellin again to live the nightlife again


Feb 2, 2017, 5:50 am Reply

Tienes que hacer un video con @williamzachmorris

Alejo YT

Feb 2, 2017, 3:32 am Reply

Oe que más ?? Buenos vídeos los que estás haciendo en Colombia, soy de Medellín pero ahora vivo en Bogotá y me gusta ver mi ciudad a través de los ojos tuyos, si alguna vez venís a Bogotá deberías ir a EL LUGAR DE SU PRESENCIA, buena música, de nuevo felicitaciones y que Dios te bendiga parcero ?

Bill Anderson

Feb 2, 2017, 7:47 pm Reply

your new hotel room looks pretty sweet

Skit Reviewer

Feb 2, 2017, 7:57 pm Reply

sorry if you mentioned this in a previous video, but do u have family over at Colombia or did u just moved over there for life experience and stuff.

Rolando Narvaez

Feb 2, 2017, 9:17 pm Reply

Colombia is nice

Billy B

Feb 2, 2017, 2:18 am Reply

Colombia is an awesome country man people are so friendly and from my experience grateful. food is good and inexpensive also pretty healthy. clothing etc. is cheap. the night life is so nice!  I have not seen this in your vids but different parts of the city have a (town square)? its always a park in the middle and a church somewhere but vendors setup and sell things. its so nice to sit on the street and a have beer and  be relaxed and listen to music and see people dancing and singing. Medellin is my fav south American city

Thomas R

Feb 2, 2017, 3:47 am Reply

Great videos…..takes a lot of guts to do what your are doing……enjoy the stress and uncertainty……because "normal" life back in the states in not that exciting……in this case youth is not being wasted on the young……keep posting.

Bert Eriksen

Feb 2, 2017, 8:29 pm Reply

Could you tell me the name of the good hostel in Laureles thanks   [email protected]

Obey Silence

Feb 2, 2017, 11:24 pm Reply

Hey Marshal! How much do they pay you for teaching english and how long do you work?


Feb 2, 2017, 4:14 am Reply

hi, im colombian, come to popayán city, Cauca departamento, it's called "the white city" beautiful place, i live here and speak fluent english, there aint much to do for tourists (just a couple like going to coconuco which is a swimming pool created with thermal natural waters coming from puracé volcano and some other things but cost somemoney like ), but, you can have 2-3 days enjoying culture and nice people, IT'S THE CHEAPEST CITY OF COLOMBIA,you can go almost anywhere walking, but also the smallest, it has 3 shopping centers, but it's enough for us and the market size.

btw i would never pay 800 mil pesos for that apartment even its full, it has no utilities which make the price unfair.

Jo North

Feb 2, 2017, 12:38 pm Reply

60 bucks for his guitar another 1000 for his new apple laptop but when it comes to buying a belt from a poor lady in the streets his trying to hustle her. Loving your videos/blogs but that was poor dude. Anyways all the best.


Feb 2, 2017, 6:49 pm Reply

2:41. My apartment is AMOBLATION. lol


Feb 2, 2017, 6:50 pm Reply

It is cheap, but Armenia is a small city and rent prices are usually low, in cities like Medellin, Cali and bogota expect to pay a lot more for a nice apartment

mr maarten

Feb 2, 2017, 9:43 pm Reply

cant you buy a prepaid simcard there for wifi ?

Luke Sheppard

Feb 2, 2017, 1:28 am Reply

Hello mate, I'm moving to Medellin to teach in April! How much do you think the prices vary for apartments in Medellin compared to aremina? Also how much are you earning teaching??
Cheers let me know bro

Reuben Valles

Feb 2, 2017, 4:50 am Reply

Marshall I have been following your awesome adventure in Colombia. Cant believe your doing this solo. Impressive. Then i saw the beginning of this video and noticed the album cover. Found your music and its great Marshall! It makes me feel good in a Jack Johnson sort of way.


Feb 2, 2017, 6:58 am Reply

Hey Marshall, thanks for sharing your videos. I been wanting to go to Medellin for a long time now but my friends are all scary lil girls. Anyhow, I want to ask you an odd question… Is cannabis legal in Colombia? And if yes, do they sell it like in dispensaries? Thanks!

Lanzas, Jorge

Mar 3, 2017, 5:43 am Reply

Ask for a MODEM, Its a portable Wifi Usb device!!!!!

Steve Aristizabal

Mar 3, 2017, 8:11 am Reply

Hey Marshall, cool video. It is kind of strange watching you teaching English in Armenia, as I did the same thing. When I was younger i worked as an English teacher and was actually one of the first teachers in "The Cambridge English Institute" in Armenia, have seen it? I lived in Armenia for 7 years and went to Uni at La Gran Colombia and my parents are actually still there, I see you are basically on your own out there. Let me know and I can contact some people over there to see if they could help you out. Funny thing, the guy you where going to rent from looks kind of familiar. lol. Anyway again cool video and let me know if I can help you in anything.

JRE Clips plus

Mar 3, 2017, 10:26 pm Reply

you can get a USB stick with a sim chip in it, that gives you internet


Mar 3, 2017, 3:17 am Reply

That was an interesting observation about the wifi. Unless mobile internet can substitute, I guess long term stays require hotels or hostels so that you can get online.

Were the laptops any cheaper in Colombia?


Mar 3, 2017, 3:24 pm Reply

Captions submitted, I even translated what the new macbook said… lol

Ian dykes

Mar 3, 2017, 12:59 pm Reply

I am from uk but go Medellin every 2 years great place beautiful people I need to improve my Spanish thou my wife from Medellin so I get stick all the time

Christopher fahey

Mar 3, 2017, 6:39 pm Reply

Great videos !! I live in Bello near Medellin and have a real estate company here in Colombia.There are many great apartments and beautiful country farm houses you can rent here for very low rent. Even in Medellin it is possible to find great apartments furnished for low rent .You can life here comfortably on $1,000 including rent, food, health insurance and etc.

aj a

Mar 3, 2017, 7:45 pm Reply

ya rentaste? tengo un amigo con una casa muy grande en laurel por la Fogata..vive solo el y sus perros, son como 5 cuartos.. de todos modos me alegra que este disfrutando de mi ciudad…yo hasta el otro año no regreso.


Mar 3, 2017, 11:44 pm Reply

Speak slower to your students at first. Great job.


Mar 3, 2017, 11:45 pm Reply

My daughter teaches in Hanoi.


Mar 3, 2017, 11:46 pm Reply

Best to live close to your job. Use your school for wifi.


Mar 3, 2017, 11:49 pm Reply

Love your videos.

Memphis Raines

Mar 3, 2017, 8:25 am Reply

I like how you haggled the landlord, same thing i would have done. Sucks about that laptop though.

Ailer Aguilar

Apr 4, 2017, 9:25 am Reply

#swishh guitar setted you up for the future

Gilbert Mercado

Apr 4, 2017, 2:32 am Reply

You have made a lot of progress. It was nice to see you negotiated the apartment with utilities. Also watching you teach Philip English. I would like to hear your music.

Gilbert Mercado

Apr 4, 2017, 2:34 am Reply

Sorry you couldn't get that apartment because of WiFi set up and contract.

Gilbert Mercado

Apr 4, 2017, 2:37 am Reply


Miguel Giraldo

May 5, 2017, 7:44 pm Reply

Hey, awesome videos. Your quality and content is very professional. I am planning to move to Colombia too. Hoping to teach English. I was looking for an apartment. the one you were interested in buying looked nice, can you provide the name or website of the complex? Any advice you can give me (considering your living my goals:) would be super greatly appreciated. keep up the good work!

Casey Cruickshank

May 5, 2017, 1:56 pm Reply

Marshall, one of the best channels that I've come across recently! I am moving to Honduras in a couple of months to become a high school social studies teacher at a bilingual school. Your videos give a great perspective on what to expect from daily life in Latin America… and the Spanish subtitles are clutch!

TomnCosta Rica

May 5, 2017, 1:58 am Reply

Marshall, where would I look for a link to the apartment you rented in this video. Thanks, Tom, San Roque de Grecia, Costa Rica.

LaLokee Cabrona

Jun 6, 2017, 1:57 am Reply

Marshall Guevon, enseñe mas chimbas de Armenia! para que sean interesante los videos

Ricky Wright

Jun 6, 2017, 4:32 am Reply

27000 a night is great. I'm paying 40000 in Manizales…i may be getting ripped off…


Jul 7, 2017, 6:20 am Reply

Haha. Good haggle brother.


Aug 8, 2017, 3:49 pm Reply

hassling over a couple of bucks for the guitar and a some day later you end up buying an iMac air lol


Nov 11, 2017, 2:57 am Reply

Awesome seeing you negotiate the price. I would feel so awkward doing that in a language I'm not fluent in haha

Miguel Giraldo

Jan 1, 2018, 4:38 am Reply

Hey Marshall sorry to bother you again, but I really been looking hard for that apartment, and I cant find it.. do you have a number you can give me or any other details on it…i would appreciate it.

James Simeon

Apr 4, 2018, 8:00 pm Reply

That’s is the name of that apartment and what area

Rebecca Chen

Apr 4, 2018, 3:55 am Reply

i didnt even know that they'd accept bartering for apartment prices omg! awesome.

Sara Dickson

May 5, 2018, 4:58 am Reply

Is bargaining prices a big thing in South America, or Colombia specifically?

Mike Scarborough

May 5, 2018, 1:53 am Reply

Thank you for teaching me how to haggle for the price of guitars and apartments in Colombia. If I ever move there, I am good to go!

Sugar Skull Gaming

Aug 8, 2018, 3:29 am Reply

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John G

Jan 1, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

I get the vibe the owner has been involved in "business" for a very long time lol

boston paco

Feb 2, 2019, 9:25 pm Reply

You are so CHEAP!!!!
You will never get the quality of apartment and living for that price anywhere in the world. Shame on you for asking a lower price to an already dirt cheap price.
Im shocked ?

Miguel Cruz

Feb 2, 2019, 3:04 am Reply

I wish I could follow your steps and teach in Colombia, Can you help me out? let me know

Charles Moore

Mar 3, 2019, 5:01 am Reply

Do you mind if I ask about teaching English…is it easy to find work ? How much do they pay an English teacher ? 40 hour work week ? Thx !

1 deepIsraelite

Mar 3, 2019, 2:43 am Reply

Quinentos ochenta Is not $193

Ricanchitown 1

Mar 3, 2019, 9:06 am Reply

My dude your a pretty good negotiator keep it up

Roland Beckles-Lamazon

May 5, 2019, 12:23 am Reply

the best vid i saw that give me a hands-on experience on how to rent an apartment

ShaY StaR

May 5, 2019, 7:33 pm Reply

new sub great channel

Boyd Jones

Aug 8, 2019, 2:47 pm Reply

Roughly, how much can one charge for those sort of one-on-one English classes in Armenia?

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