Hey, Tilda. Which was the first country you visited in Latin America? What were your impressions?
My Latin American travels kicked off with a less-than-appealing 32-hour bus ride into Colombia from Quito, Ecuador. However, after that, both my travel planning skills and my impression of Latin America got much better! I became immediately intoxicated by Colombia and how vibrantly alive it is; just overflowing with music and colour. I am also partial to a good cup of coffee, so visiting coffee farms in the Coffee Triangle in Quindió was a real highlight!
Tell us about a recent adventure of yours. What did a typical day look like?
While living in Mexico, I spent a week in Guadalajara, lured there by their notorious birria tacos and its status as the birthplace of mariachi. Days were spent gorging myself on their cuisine, admiring the vast murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, and wandering through the seemingly endless food market. Perhaps most exciting were my day trips; hiking to the Guachimontones ruins and visiting a local farm to learn about (and sample!) the region’s most famous export: tequila.