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Medellín, Colombia

Never I thought I’d live in Colombia. The country was never on my radar, not even for tourism, but life found a way to take me there. I lived for 3 years in the sunny city of Medellín, the country’s second-biggest city when I was working at Huge.

Even though I was still in South America the cultural shock was quite significant to someone born and raised in Brazil.

For starters, there’s the language barrier but that eventually turned out to be something quite cool because it forced me to learn Spanish. I now have a lifelong bond with the city as my daughter was born there.

I can’t wait to take her back there when she is old enough to get to know and enjoy her birthplace. Una chimba de lugar! 

Daniel Motta
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Medellín,  Colombia

Never I thought I’d live in Colombia. The country was never on my radar, not even for tourism, but life found a way to take me there. I lived for 3 years in the sunny city of Medellín, the country’s second-biggest city when I was working at Huge.

Even though I was still in South America the cultural shock was quite significant to someone born and raised in Brazil.

For starters, there’s the language barrier but that eventually turned out to be something quite cool because it forced me to learn Spanish. I now have a lifelong bond with the city as my daughter was born there.

I can’t wait to take her back there when she is old enough to get to know and enjoy her birthplace. Una chimba de lugar! 

Daniel Motta
São Paulo, Brazil>
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Helsinki, Finland>
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Medellín,  Colombia

Never I thought I’d live in Colombia. The country was never on my radar, not even for tourism, but life found a way to take me there. I lived for 3 years in the sunny city of Medellín, the country’s second-biggest city when I was working at Huge.

Even though I was still in South America the cultural shock was quite significant to someone born and raised in Brazil.

For starters, there’s the language barrier but that eventually turned out to be something quite cool because it forced me to learn Spanish. I now have a lifelong bond with the city as my daughter was born there.

I can’t wait to take her back there when she is old enough to get to know and enjoy her birthplace. Una chimba de lugar! 

Daniel Motta
São Paulo, Brazil>
São Paulo, Brazil>
Helsinki, Finland>
Helsinki, Finland>
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Medellín, Colombia

Never I thought I’d live in Colombia. The country was never on my radar, not even for tourism, but life found a way to take me there. I lived for 3 years in the sunny city of Medellín, the country’s second-biggest city when I was working at Huge.

Even though I was still in South America the cultural shock was quite significant to someone born and raised in Brazil.

For starters, there’s the language barrier but that eventually turned out to be something quite cool because it forced me to learn Spanish. I now have a lifelong bond with the city as my daughter was born there.

I can’t wait to take her back there when she is old enough to get to know and enjoy her birthplace. Una chimba de lugar! 

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