Carnival was absolutely absurd and we still made it out with all of our limbs attached. As we prepared to cross the Peruvian border on Valentine's Day we broke out the mic's and started recording a podcast.
Although music is known for breaking barriers and merging communities the cost to learn and own musical equipment still prohibits many from recognizing their full musical potential. Quito is one prime example of this with the Statue of The Virgin Mary historically dividing north and south, rich and poor.
Colombias civil war has claimed over 200,000 lives and has lasted over 50 years. In 2016 the largest and most prominent rebel group, (The Farc), signed a peace treaty with Juan Manuel Santos and the Colombian government. However, there are still dissident guerilla groups and resentment on how to integrate the former rebels into society. Not only is the conflict intricate and complex but the peace process has only made things tougher to swallow. Not all rebel factions and paramilitaries have turned in their weapons and with an upcoming election, Colombians couldn't be more uncertain of their future.
Bello, Colombia. A city historically dominated by a reverent Christian community. Yet whispers throughout the city insist on a different ancestry, one hidden by 500 years of seclusion. Then, over the past 15 years, something strange began to happen. An Orthodox Jewish community, almost out of thin air, emerged within Bello. Where did this community pop up from?
Bitcoin, the financial word de jour. Is it an effervescent attack on established institutions, or a means for improving the way economic systems interact? There are a lot of common misconceptions about its application and usage; and even more questions about how it will disrupt systems worldwide. Whether you believe in it or not, there is no denying the impact already being felt in the financial sector.
The Appalachian Trail winds 2,189.8 miles from Georgia to Maine and ascends 460,000+ feet over the course of the Trail, the equivalent of summiting Everest 16 times. There are 166,000 trail markers from beginning to end and it takes 250,000 volunteer hours to maintain every year. Thousands of people attempt to hike the entire Trail in one attempt, and that where’s today’s guest comes in.
Since 2012, Latin American start-up culture has appeared from the shadows and is booming. Historically a risk-averse culture that tends to condemn failure, we must ask, why the sudden success? Enter Santiago Aparicio, a 28-year-old Colombian serial entrepreneur who naturally understands how to navigate behind-the-scenes at the highest levels.