Two years later : some news from Latin America

From 2014 to 2016 I traveled through 16 countries of Latin America swapping my marketing skills in exchange for food and accomodation, and making videos to document good practices for a more responsible and sustainable tourism : a HopTour of Latin America. I stayed in touch with many of the tourism stakeholders I met on more »

Working as a travel writer for Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador

Back from my great journey through Latin America, I traveled again during two months in central america in order to update french travel guide books : Petit Futé Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador. I took advantage of this second trip there to visit some sustainable tourism initiatives and realized some new video-interviews published then on Hopineo YouTube more »

Vidéo de ce HopTour d'Amerique Latine

End of HopTour Latin America: the video!

A huge thank you for having followed me all along these two years around Latin America! I compiled a short 2min film as a restrospective for this great journey: All about this HopTour of Latin America: www.floriethielin.com/en/hoptour-latin-america Here I am now back in Lyon, France. However the adventure is not totally finished: I will continue more »

musiques d'amérique latine

Musics of Latin America

Spanish, portuguese… I’m in love. I share below a selection of the discoveries or rediscoveries which accompanied me during my two years trip through Latin America. Well, I have to warn you, it’s like tropical rainforests, rich in diversity…! CUMBIA ELECTRO La Yegros – Argentina Bomba Estereo – Colombia Fauna – Argentina Systema Solar – Colombia more »

Ilhabela, Brazil

Day 650 : Ilhabela, the “Beautiful-Island”

Ilhabela is small Brazilian island very easy to access as it is located at just twenty minutes in boat from the coast and 4h of bus ride from Sao Paulo. 85% of the island is UNESCO biosphere reserve classified (“mata atlantica” forest) and several isolated beaches are inhabited by traditional caiçaras fishermen communities: an amazing destination for more »

Day 620 : Through the pacified favelas of Rio

After a first crazy  stay during Rio de Janeiro’s carnival, here I am, back for a second “carioca” experience with a sweet program: Encounters and HopTrips with tourism initiatives having a positive social and/or ecological impact in five different communities (pacified favelas) : Babilonia, Santa Marta, Vidigal, Alemao, Tabajaras. Visit of Rio de Janeiro with my more »