6 Phone Apps for Digital Nomads in Colombia
Last month I uprooted my life to start my new life as a digital nomad working remotely from Medellin, Colombia.
I was excited to embark on a new journey and discover things about myself while simultaneously learning about this beautiful planet I have the pleasure of living on.
However, the excitement came with fear and doubt.
Was I out of my mind? Are my parents right about all that kidnapping stuff? Will I be able to take care of myself in Colombia as a digital nomad?
Now that I’m here, I couldn’t be more thrilled.
The hustle and bustle of Medellin plus the beautiful mountainscapes that surround the city take my breath away every single day.
As a digital nomad, my life is very…well…digital. I am always looking at a screen whether it’s to work remotely, play, talk to a friend, or find the cheapest, tastiest local restaurant.
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A couple weeks ago I asked the members in my Facebook community to recommend some apps that have come in handy for them in their travels.
Thanks to many peoples’ suggestions, here are 6 apps for digital nomads and travelers have helped me gather my bearings here in Colombia.
Long story short, this is an offline map that can take you pretty much anywhere whether it’s by foot, car or metro. Make sure to download the country map before showing up!
Uber & Tappsi
If you’re not the type of person who likes to walk EVERYWHERE, Uber or Tappsi is a huge help. Both of these apps can call you a personal driver for super cheap… and so far all my drivers have been incredibly friendly.
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE food… and I especially love it when it can be delivered to me on the cheap. These apps allow you to order food from nearly ANYWHERE and have it driven to wherever you’re staying. When my first delivery showed up on the back of a dirt bike, I knew these guys meant business.
Though this isn’t a free app, for a small price you will have complete access to a database of vegetarian & vegan-friendly food stops. As a low-key vegan, this app has saved my butt multiple times. Sometimes getting a salad from the corner cafe doesn’t always cut it. My favorite place HappyCow has taken me so far is definitely Falafel Time.
I’m certain this list will grow as I spend more time here in Medellin, but for now, these apps are my holy grail.
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What are your fav apps when traveling?
Drop a comment below and I will keep updating this list.