A French guy with a French accent – Crazy right? -. People say that I’m a funny guy even if they don’t understand me all the time. They all agree on the fact that I have a significant tendency to talk shit when I’m eating a sandwich (Ref: How I Met Your Mother).
I lived all around the Mediterranean sea, from Prades to Beausoleil. Being a student in Montpellier, I then got a job in Monaco. Managing the finance of a security company was the second significant experience of my life, after my passion for poker.
I had to take decisions, speak another language, manage people, deal with millions of dollars… During this period, I became more mature – just a bit – and I wanted to learn more about myself.
Then I decided to travel. This need for adventures has always been inside of me. I didn’t even hesitate when I said to my boss I wanted to leave the following year.
Two years of backpacking later, I discovered different parts of my personality that I didn’t know before. If you don’t go out of your comfort zone, if you don’t try new experiences, you don’t know who you are.
I know that Backpacking is not for everyone. But, we should all try it once. Because if you like it, it’s going to be very hard for you to stop – like a drug. And the rewards of doing it are exceptional.
I decided to share my passion with others. With this blog, I help people to travel to Colombia, a country that stole my heart forever.
Hi, I’m Adrien. I’m the kind of guy who shows up on the project of a great friend, convinced by all his travel stories.
More seriously, I lived until I was 18 in France, in Prades (at the foot of the Canigou) in the Pyrénées Orientales. After high school, I continued my studies in the building industry, passing through Toulouse and La Rochelle with a short gap year in between for having spent 7 months in New Zealand.
My professional career then started as a Project Manager at Bouygues Bâtiment, passing through the cities of Carcassonne, Marseille and Bordeaux.
It was an extremely enriching professional experience that allowed me to develop many skills including planning, communication and adaptability, which are essential qualities for a traveller.
In spite of this, my taste for discovery and travel, my desire for change, my entrepreneurial spirit as well as the desire to break my engineering “routine” pushed me to join Thomas in this Colombian adventure.
Thomas and I have known each other since the end of college. We have travelled a lot together from Portugal to Argentina, Spain and Guatemala. Yes, as you can see, I have a special attraction for Latin culture and the Spanish language.
During our travels, we noticed that it was more or less difficult in Latin America to find the information necessary to fully enjoy our stay.
We like to travel slowly and enjoy the locals and their good deals at every stage of our adventures . And, unless we spend hours and hours surfing the internet or chatting with other travelers, this information is impossible to get.
That’s why we will try, through this blog, to share with you our knowledge, our good plans and our love for this incredible country that is Colombia.