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 »

Florie and Coffee - Hacienda Venecia

Hacienda Venecia, the Authentical Coffee Experience

Hacienda Venecia… haaaa… Hacienda Venecia… The coffee plantation where time stopped: For travelers passing through but also for me, literally. I have been there three times in one month, and eventually left with a twinge of regret: Such a lovely staff, a magical place, I was almost feeling at home… Meet Juan Pablo, owner of more »

Lunch at Playa de Oro Lodge Colombia

Lodge Playa de Oro, sportive and responsible fishing on the Pacific

After Utria, last stop of these past ten days on the Choco Pacific Coast: at the Playa de Oro Lodge, on the “Huina” Beach, 20 minutes by boat from Bahia Solano. The beach is wonderful and there is also a small village, a nice compromise so between beach, rainforest and meetings with Afro-Colombian culture. From more »

Parc National Naturel de Utría, Chocó, Colombia

Mano Cambiada, the mangrove swamp of utría next door

After Nuqui, Guachalito and Jurubida, I finally come to Utria to know “Mano Cambiada”, Josefina’s sustainable tourism project who I quickly met in Bogota during the ANATA tourism show. I reach ma new destination once again aboard a small craft thirty-minute from Jurubida where I say goodbye to Carmen and Nohelia. Mano Cambiada Project Josefina more »

Posada donde Carmen y Carlina - Jurubidá - Chocó Colombia

Jurubidá, Rooming Houses within an Afrochocoano Village

It was aboard a local fisherman’s small boat that I reached the village of Jurubidá, located thirty minutes north of Nuquí, an “Afrochocoano” village because Jurubidá is primarily a “palenque” (a community founded by African slaves who managed to escape and take refuge in the dense rainforests of the Chocó Region). I am greeted at more »