I’ve heard plenty of times that Medellín in Colombia is called Chiang Mai - 2, and compared with it, due to the fact that both cities are considered ideal for digital nomads and thought to have many similarities.
I disagree with perceiving Medellín like Chiang Mai. Although, Medellin is modern and may be confortable for living for digital nomads, it’s not like Chiang Mai of Thailand. And not even remotely.
- Medellín is more dangerous than Chiang Mai. In Chiang Mai you can walk during night, at any place and most likely nothing will happen to you.