In a radical lifestyle experiment and self control challenge I spent over three and half months completely sober in Medellin, Colombia. In these +100 days I experienced meteoric personal development in multiple dimensions. I also partied with some of the coolest, most interesting and sexiest people I've ever met.
As you can see I was not a monk during my sober trip. I went out and socialized 3-5 times a week with people who were drinking and partying. This article will cover uncommon motives for my sobriety, the lifehacks I employed to keep up with the drunks around me along with the unexpected (and sometimes hilarious) consequences. This article is more for lifehacking socialites, personal development junkies and self experimenters than it is for recovering alcoholics. The ultimate message I hope to communicate is that the sober life can be orders of magnitude more fun than the intoxicated life. There's a lot of references here to Colombian culture and the adventures I've had in this lovely country but I think anyone anywhere in the world considering a sober social life will find a lot of actionable information here.
Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires may have bigger parties, but the home town of Pablo Escobar, Medellin has to take the title of #1 vice city in this hemisphere with its:
- Legalized prostitution
- Constant festivals
- Reggaeton fueled nightlife
- Abundance of high quality, ridiculously affordable cocaine
- Intoxicatingly beautiful women