Bienvenidos a Colombia!
It's hard to get anything done right without a passion. Jovian's passion is in our love for Colombia. A few years back I travelled to a few regions in Colombia including Pereira, Medellin, Cartagena (but sadly no Guajira peninsula!) and immediately fell in love with the country.
I must admit I was a little ignorant about the country. All I knew about Colombia I learned from Narcos (Yes the Netflix series). Little did I know that I was about to find such a gem on the other side of the world (I'm from Hong Kong).
I could not believe how beautiful the cities and the countrysides are. People were very friendly and helpful and always trying to talk to me (no hablo espanol lo siento). I love the coffee farms in Pereira and the amazing recovery of the city Medellin. And of course I loved the handcrafts I've seen along the trip.
The only regret I had was not being able to speak Spanish, I wish I could so I could truly indulge myself in the culture. I decided to go spend a month in Colombia to learn the basics, but then this thing called Covid19 happened...
Missing the country, missing traveling, I started to think what I could bring home from this beautiful place to establish some kind of connection. Then suddenly I remembered, the Wayuu bags! By bringing them home, I wish it would bring me back some of my best memories and also tell the stories behind these bags to the people here at home, and throughout the world.
Hope you like them as much as I do!