WYAcademy: In less than 7 words, how would you define what you do (your company)
Lorena: Build bridges between different people & worlds through travel.
WYAcademy: Tell us a brief story of how you ended up doing what you are currently doing?
Meanwhile, I did an internship in the Amazon forest working with indigenous people The comparison of those 2 worlds was both shocking and interesting; it made me realize we all have so much to learn from each other. I wished to be able to organize trips that’d go around Colombia in a completely different way, bearing in mind the importance of fair-trade and cross-cultural values. That is what Biotácora is now. My partner and I are now creating unprecedented travels (in very special regions of the country) that not only strengthen the local identity of each destination but also help us all, travelers, locals and everyone who is involved, to break common prejudices or stereotypes we have about each other. I love to inspire people to take the challenge of living an ‘out of the box’ experience that may connect them to the planet in a different way, just as it happened to me.
WYAcademy: What are the three things that make you stand up every morning to keep doing what you do?
Lorena: The fact of feeling part of something: of a country, of a cross-cultural community, and part of a group of people that devote their lives to peace-building in Colombia) 2. Thinking about how privileged I am and how can I give back or even multiply what I’ve learned. To me, that’s actually a responsibility. 3. Knowing that helping people to understand each other is the best way I’ve found to share my skills.
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