Blue Horseshoe LOVES
Colombia Part I
Colombia es Rico!
you looking for the next land of opportunity? Does
talk of massive government debt, bankruptcies, foreclosures
and unemployment have you singing the blues? Escapeartist
is about to provide you with an insider tip to the
next ‘in’ location. We are talking about
a location where all the smart money is moving to,
a country vast with resources, a beautiful culture
and probably the most attractive women on planet earth.
(It’s true) –
Names like Sam Zell (Billionaire)
and Carlos Slim (Billionaire) and many others are investing
in Colombia right now. Why are they investing? Why are tourism
rates in Colombia skyrocketing? Why is the Colombian stock
market returning double digit returns? Why is Colombia leading
the Latin American rim in attracting foreign direct investment?
Escapeartist has the insider scoop on Colombia
and we are going global with it! – We were on the
front lines of Costa Rica, Belize, Dominican Republic, Argentina
and NOW Colombia!
Escapeartist has partnered with Investment
Group Colombia to provide our readers with authoritative
articles that are written by Escapeartist readers who actually
live the Colombia Escapeartist Dream right now. Escapeartist
over the next few months will be providing special coverage
of Colombia and we will be getting the truth from the ‘frontline’
early adopters, the market mavens, pioneers of the international
Our intention is to create a tsunami of
awareness for Colombia over the next year and you are getting
the very first newsletter that we have published on Colombia
– Nothing like being at the right place at the right
time… right before 15 million people learn about this
beautiful country – Colombia is Passion!
Please enjoy the first of three Special
Edition Colombia Ezine – This month we covered Bogota,
in March we will cover Medellin and in April we will feature
the romantic ciudad of Cartagena.
Now, go on and get your insider tip and
learn more about Why Escapeartist Loves Colombia
Fifteen years ago, Escapeartist took the
“path-less traveled” and planted the Escapeartist
flag in Costa Rica. Dozens of media and expat organizations
courageously followed our steps in spreading the good news
about Costa Rica. As a result of this decision, MILLIONS
of people experienced, enjoyed and explored Costa Rica;
hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate were bought
and sold; millions of plane seats were filled; and hotels,
eco-resorts and golf courses were built because of the articles
written by Roger Gallo, the readers and staff of Escapeartist
and other international living websites.
Those who have witnessed the history of
Costa Rica’s rise from a banana republic to the 800-
pound gorilla of eco-tourism may already be aware of the
‘Escapeartist Effect’ for creating visibility
and influence. The Costa Rican government, their citizens,
and people from all over the world have benefited from the
wealth gained from the global awareness that our world-renowned
publication Escape From America Ezine and the Escapeartist
website have generated.
The Escapeartist Real Estate section has
been recognized as the 8th most powerful real estate portal
in the world and has provided international realtors, developers
and landowners with free access to the global marketplace.
Every real estate lot that has been sold has expanded the
financial ecosystem of Costa Rica and other emerging growth
countries. We will be the first to admit that we are not
responsible for all of the business transacted, but we did
prime the pump and push Costa Rica towards its ‘tipping
point’ and helped power the eco-tourism beacon that
now shines around the world.
Escapeartist and other notable expat organizations
have raised the quality of life for millions of people in
Costa Rica, Panama, Belize and South American by focusing
on the best and highest qualities of their country’s
culture and not destroying it with politicized agendas.
Our mission has been to help people realize their ‘Escapeartist
Dream,’ and this has translated into Escapeartist
becoming one of the largest unofficial private investment
promotion agencies in the world.
Escapeartist is a global ‘weapon
of massive awareness’ that will be used to
lift countries up, not tear them down. Escapeartist has
influenced billions of dollars in foreign-direct investment
not only for Costa Rica, but also for Mexico, Panama, Belize,
Honduras, Argentina, Brazil and many other countries around
Why is this important to you? And, how
can you get involved with the Escapeartist Mission?
has now planted another flag on the globe, and we
want our readers to know about our new commitment
for putting Colombia on the list for “best destinations
in the world.” The country of Colombia is not
only a beautiful country, it is absolutely and unequivocally
deserving of the positive public relations that Escapeartist
can provide! Colombia has one of the richest and most
beautiful cultures of any country in the world but
its unique offerings have been hidden in a cloud of
geo-economic dis-information that has been mislabeled
as the ‘war on drugs.’
Over the last decade, the world has watched
Colombia fight courageously to right its own ship, only
to have other countries sensationalize stories of murder
and drugs to further their protectionist approach by slinging
media warfare. Mainstream media organizations in the pursuit
of ratings and advertising dollars have created irreprehensible
damage within the Colombian culture and thwarted economic
development that Colombia so deservingly needs.
The good news that this decision creates
is that you no longer have to rely on popular cable news
because Escapeartist will feature real stories and the truth
about Colombia’s virtues and offer you ‘authoritative
value’ that our readers have come to expect. Colombia
now has a major ally in Escapeartist in the battle against
disinformation and a partner in promoting foreign direct
investment. Escapeartist is now declaring that…
“Blue Horseshoe LOVES Colombia!”
That phrase is from the famous words of
Gordon Gekko and Budd Fox in the well-known movie Wall Street,
“Blue horseshoe loves Colombia.” Escapeartist,
along with the biggest investment research firms in the
world, are elevating Colombia as the “shining star”
of Latin America, and in possibly of all of the Americas.
2011 is the year
for Colombia and EscapeArtist is going to prove it
to you by providing real stories from real expats about
Colombia. We are boldly saying that if this beautiful country
is not on your list of places to travel to in 2011, then
it should be.
Request our Investor’s
Guide to Colombia and read what the BIG BOYS have
to say about this undiscovered gem of a country! CLICK
Are you in search of the next Costa Rica
or Panama? Drum roll please…..
Over the next few years, Escapeartist will
reveal the beauty of Colombia, prime the positive ‘PR
pump,’ and pave the way for millions of travelers
to experience the rich culture, the quality of life and
the incredible investment opportunities that are available
in Colombia. In the past, we have been criticized for our
passion that we have for Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Argentina
and many other countries. So, to the media and pundits,
we say, “Take your best shot and throw out your crime
rates, your drug stories and your political instability
theories and we will be glad to compare them to the major
cities right in your own back yard.” No country is
without its problems, economic and societal challenges.
get murdered in Colombia? Yes, and people are also
murdered in Tucson, Arizona, or Sydney, Australia,
and London, England. Is there a drug problem in Colombia?
Yes, and it could be speculated that the high consumption
of drugs in the United States could be the source.
Can you live a very peaceful life and experience a
high quality of life in Colombia by enjoying nutritious
food, excellent air quality and drinking water that
has not been recycled with poisonous levels of chlorine?
You bet you can! Does it take courage to make your
first trip to Colombia…for some, it may! Will
it be worth it…absolutely. We love Colombia
and so will you!
Colombia is rich with culture and the Colombian
people are some of the most educated and gracious people
you will meet in the world. If you want to learn Spanish,
learn it from a Colombian as they have some of the best
pronunciation in Latin America. Colombia is certainly home
to some of the most beautiful women in the world, and it
hosts world class vacation destinations that are pristine
and untouched by commercial developers. Colombia is a leader
in the mining industry, agriculture, fashion, petroleum
and precious stones. Medellin, Cartagena, Bogota, and Cali
Colombia are bustling business centers with the technological
infrastructure to support the operations of fortune 500
If you are interested in joining the list
of early pioneers who explore, enjoy and experience the
incredible opportunities that Colombia has to offer, you
can start by requesting the Investors Guide to Colombia
and connect with Escapeartist’s partners who are on
the ground in Colombia. Escapeartist is proud to announce
the launch of a new division of Escapeartist called Investment
Group International which is a select group of Expats who
will assist Escapeartist readers with their decisions relating
to living, investing, retiring, and starting businesses
in their host countries. Our first partners in Colombia,
Don, John, Jim and George, along with their very well connected
network of Colombian associates including Carlos Pinel and
Jorge Duque, are successful business men who live in Medellin
and have firsthand experience with Colombia. They will be
happy to provide you with guidance and advice that you need
in Colombia and most likely will meet you at the airport
when you arrive. Over the next few years we plan to expand
the IGI business to over 60 countries creating a partnership
of qualified people who can assist Escapeartist readers
in realizing their Escapeartist Dream.
Our first partners in Colombia, Don, John,
Jim and George, along with their very well-connected network
of Colombian associates, are successful businessmen who
live in Medellin and have firsthand experience with Colombia.
They will be happy to provide you with guidance and advice
that you need in Colombia, and they will most likely meet
you at the airport when you arrive. Over the next few years,
we plan to expand the IGI business to over 60 countries
creating a partnership of qualified people who can assist
Escapeartist readers, like you, in realizing their Escapeartist
Bloomberg, USA Today and many other media
organizations are realizing that Colombia has been the ‘abused
child’ of the United States’ ‘Drug War,’
and no one has suffered more than the women and children
of Colombia. It is time for this to stop.
The governments have proven that they are incapable of accomplishing
this task and in the author’s opinion, they have done
more to finance the problem than to destroy it.
“Positive awareness,” that
actually showcases the greatness of Colombia and its beautiful
culture will do more to eliminate the drug problem and tear
down the ‘smear campaigns of the last 20 years.”
It may be true that Colombia does a mediocre job of eradicating
the bad stories about themselves, or maybe the first-world
countries do a great job of sensationalizing their bad stories.
Two things are for certain, tourism and foreign direct investment
hold the keys for transforming Colombia into a 21st century
to the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies,
Colombia is leading the world in attracting massive
amounts of foreign direct investment, and companies
are realizing that due to its geographic location,
Colombia could become one of the most important distribution
centers in the world. The weather is phenomenal, the
beaches are beautiful and the people of Colombia are
even more beautiful.
It is time that the Escapeartist reader
(who in our opinion, are the most courageous readers and
‘adventuralists’ in the world) make their trek
to Colombia and help move it towards the tipping point of
being known as a top travel and living destination as Belize,
Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil and Argentina have become.
In Part II we will begin exploring the
major cities of Colombia. Be sure to visit our new website
about Colombia and if you have questions about Colombia
drop Don or John an email.