When I travel, I look for the best way to experience local culture! Apart from visiting the must-see places, I go off the beaten path and learn about the country's history and its traditions by engaging with the locals, visiting traditional neighborhoods and of course I try typical foods and dishes as much as possible. My approach towards travelling is trying to make the culture my own.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Adventure and authentic experiences in Colombia!"
How did you get involved in travel?
"Destiny took me to the world of travel. I was raised in a multicultural environment, and I was exposed to bilingualism at a very young age. As I became older, my interest in learning foreign languages grew. At some point I just knew that getting to know more of this world, travelling and speaking more than two languages would be a big part of the rest of my life. I have studied in Scotland and in Spain, I gained valuable work experience in Peru, and now I am living my dream by working in the travel industry in Colombia."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"When I was travelling from London to Bogotá, I met an old Colombian gentleman at Heathrow airport. He only spoke Spanish, so when we had to go through customs, I tried to make it as easy as possible for him by translating everything the customs officer said, into Spanish. He was so relieved and thankful. We then talked for hours while waiting for our flight to Bogotá. When we finally arrived at Bogotá airport, I couldn't change my euros into Colombian pesos, because the exchange rate was too low. It was 04:00 am, we were so tired after the 11-hour long flight, but this gentleman stayed with me at the airport and insisted to arrange a reliable taxi service for me, PLUS he gave me 100000 Colombian pesos for the cab and to spend for myself in the city. This experience gave me a wonderful impression of the Colombian people. I will always remember this man's kindness. "
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