The June Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 pm at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado, which is located in Envigado near Parque Envigado.

Many readers of the Medellin Guru website asked that we host meetups in Medellín. So, we started having meetups in Medellín. And we are having our 10th monthly meetup on June 18, 2019.

The Medellín Guru meetups are now the largest monthly events for foreigners in Medellín. Over 165 people on average attended each of our last five monthly meetups.

For our June Medellin Guru meetup, we are meeting at the Mercado Del Tranvia in Envigado, which is a new gastronomic market with many food options and a large space for mingling. This is the same venue where we held our April meetup. And the above photos are from our April meetup.

June Medellin Guru Meetup Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado, Carrera 42 # 38Sur-60, Envigado

The entrance to Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

The entrance to Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

Free Beer or Coca-Cola!

We will have a free beer or Coca-Cola available for our June Medellin Guru meetup for our first 120 guests at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado (70 free beers and 50 free Coca-Colas).

Some attendees at our previous meetups didn’t drink alcohol and asked if we could expand our free drink offering at our meetups. So, we added Coca-Cola as a free drink option.

The first 120 guests to arrive will receive a free beer or free Coca-Cola, courtesy of Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado.

Please RSVP for our June Medellin Guru Meetup

This June Medellin Guru meetup is a good way to network and meet other expats living in Medellín or visiting Medellín. So, join the Medellin Guru staff, readers and friends for food and drinks at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many will show up. There are four ways to RSVP:

  1. On Facebook. To RSVP on Facebook you will need to be a member of our Medellin Guru Events & Discussion ForumRSVP on Facebook
  2. In the comments below, you can RSVP by leaving a comment.
  3. On Meetup.com. We have a new Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com. RSVP on Meetup.com
  4. Also, you can RSVP via our Medellin Guru Contact form.

Also, attending meetups is one of 13 best ways to meet friends in Medellín as an expat. Please invite your friends to our June Medellin Guru meetup and like and share the event on Facebook!

There is no entrance fee required to attend Medellin Guru meetups and no membership is required.

In addition, at this meetup you will have the opportunity to meet Jeff, the founder of Medellin Guru. So, you can recommend topics for articles you would like to see on Medellin Guru.

Get Your Visa, Legal, Health Insurance and Real Estate Questions Answered!

Some of the most frequently asked questions on the Medellin Guru website have been about visashealth insurance, healthcare, Colombian taxes, legal issues and real estate. So, for our meetups we invite experts who will be there to answer your questions.

For our meetup in June, we are inviting several experts who can answer your questions about visas, health insurance, healthcare, taxes, dental, legal issues, real estate and U.S. Veteran issues. We had over 10 experts at our meetup in May who could answer your questions.

So far we have confirmed the following experts will attend our meetup in June:

  1. Visa Questions: the visa agency Expatgroup.co will be there to answer visa questions.
  2. Health Insurance Questions: insurance broker Angela Berrio will be at our meetup and can answer health insurance questions.
  3. Legal Questions: Joe Bovino and others from the Cuadro Legal law firm will be there and can answer questions about many legal topics.
  4. Dental Questions: the dental company International Smiles will be there to answer dental questions.
  5. Real Estate Questions: Joseph Sexton and others from the local real estate company Welcome to Medellin Realty will be there and can answer real estate questions.
  6. U.S. Veteran Questions: Veteran’s Service Officer (VSO) Danilo Bryan will be at the meetup and can help U.S. veterans with healthcare issues such as filing claims. And he recently opened the Healthcare Colombia office in Sabaneta.

Also, we invited several other experts who can other expat questions. So, we expect to have additional experts at our meetup.

Motorrad Angels: bringing clean water to those in need

Motorrad Angels: bringing clean water to those in need

Meet Our Special Guest: Motorrad Angels

Motorrad Angels is a non-profit group of motorcycle enthusiasts traveling in Colombia and the world bringing clean water and medical assistance to those in need.

This non-profit charity organization started out in Colombia and has been expanding rapidly with clean water and disaster relief projects mostly in Latin America. And they have grown to where they have chapters in 29 different countries.

This is a very interesting charity, which is combining adventure riding with bringing clean water and medical and dental assistance to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

At the June Medellin Guru meetup, Motorrad Angels will have a presentation with a video and also a demonstration of the water filter they use. Unfortunately at our May meetup, the venue would let us do Motorrad Angels’s planned presentation. So, we invited them again in June.

The back section of Mercado del Tranvía Envigado where we will be meeting

The back section of Mercado del Tranvía Envigado where we will be meeting

More About Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado is a new gastronomic market in the Aburrá Valley, which has a collection of about 25 restaurants and bars in a warehouse located near Parque Envigado in Envigado.

This food market opened in November 2018. And it has already become popular. Mercado Del Tranvía in Envigado has many small format restaurants with a big variety of cuisines available.

At this food market, food is purchased at the small format restaurants. And food is eaten at several bar-height and several lower tables, which are cleaned quickly and efficiently by the staff. Also, there are some TVs for watching sports.

There currently is a total of about 25 food and drink places at Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado. So, there will be huge selection of food available at our June meetup.

Food options include Arabic, traditional Colombian, Greek, hamburgers, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, steaks, sushi, wings and much more.

Arabic and Greek restaurant

Arabic and Greek restaurant

Sushi restaurant with sake available

Sushi restaurant with sake available

An Italian restaurant

An Italian restaurant

There are also a couple of bars, a coffee shop and desserts at several kiosks. And there are two floors in this large food market with space for over 400 people.

For our meetup, we will be in the meeting at the back of the first floor in a large space with high tables making it easier for mingling.

How to Get to Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

The easiest way to get to Mercado Del Tranvía in Envigado is using the Medellín Metro. To get there take the Line A metro to the Envigado metro station.

Also, Mercado Del Tranvía is located half a block from Parque Envigado, which is about a 15-minute walk from the metro station. Or you could take a bus from the metro station or a minimum fare taxi for 5,500 pesos.

Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado is half a block from Parque Envigado

Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado is half a block from Parque Envigado

From Parque Envigado walk half a block to the right of the Iglesia de Santa Gertrudis church and you will find this new food market on the left side of the street.

In addition, any taxi or Uber driver in the city will know where Parque Envigado is located.

Address: Carrera 42 # 38Sur-60, Envigado

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/MercadoDelTranviaEnvigado/

Phone: +57 301 791 6384

At the May Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza with over 180 attendees

At the May Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza with over 180 attendees

Photos from Our April Medellin Guru Meetup

We had over 180 attendees at our May meetup at 20Mission Cerveza. Also, we have averaged over 165 attendees at our past five monthly meetups, which makes them the largest monthly events for foreigners in Medellín.

In addition, we expect another good turnout in June. Here are three photos from out April meetup at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado.

At the Medellin Guru April 2019 meetup at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado

At the Medellin Guru April 2019 meetup at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado

Another photo from the Medellin Guru April 2019 meetup at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado

Another photo from the Medellin Guru April 2019 meetup at Mercado Del Tranvia Envigado

At the Medellin Guru April 2019 meetup

At the Medellin Guru April 2019 meetup

The Bottom Line: June Medellin Guru Meetup at Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our 10th monthly meetup on June 18 at Mercado Del Tranvía in Envigado. And this is a huge venue with a big selection of food and drinks from about 25 restaurants, bars and a café.

This meetup is a great way to meet other expats in Medellín. It’s also a good way to get your questions answered from several experts we invite to the meetup and also from experienced expats who have been living in Medellín for many years.

Also, a free beer or Coca-Cola is available at our April meetup for the first 120 guests, courtesy of Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado.

In addition, about 10 months ago we launched the Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum on Facebook for readers to keep up with our events and enable discussions between readers. Also, this group already has over 1,080 members and is very active with over 1,000 posts, comments and reactions in the past month.

Also, we added a  Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com to enable following our events. Furthermore, we looked at 9 reasons to join this new Medellin Guru group.

Many readers of the Medellin Guru website asked that we start having Medellin Guru events and also provide a discussion forum for readers. So, we now have both.

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