WOMEN AND RIGHTS IN PARAGUAY?
INTERVIEW WITH CARMEN COLAZO
CULTURAL AWARENESS THROUGH CYCLING
WHO WAS HELINÄ RAUTAVAARA?
STREET ART IN LATIN AMERICA
INTERVIEW WITH OZ MONTANÍA
So today, after I’ve just gotten some new, paid writing jobs and after I’ve been happily reunited with my computer after some time offline, the screen of my computer broke down. Is this a sign I should start doing videos? Other suggestions? Now the technology I have with me is a smartphone.
In Quito, Ecuador, I gave an interview for Teleamazonas, just before leaving for the coast. The questions have been answered quite many times previously, but never before have I had my answers translated into Spanish sign language! Also, never before has my name been Sisi Koronen (who needs those extra consonants anyway?! Unfortunately, these don’t show on the video).
Today is Mother’s Day. A day for families to celebrate mothers, if they are present, and a day to commemorate them if they are not. My Mother’s Day this year has been a day that I will quite surely remember for a long time – not because of its beauty, but because I have lived for a while in a reality which I wish no one had to live in.
Viajar es maravilloso. Cuando viajas experimentas cosas únicas, conoces gente alucinante, ves paisajes que te dejan sin aliento. Cada uno tiene sus razones para viajar y todas ellas son válidas. Aunque mis razones personales son llegar a conocer otras culturas, lenguajes y personas, no evito deliberadamente a otros viajeros en el camino. Aun así, hay algo sobre estos encuentros que experimento una y otra vez: el síndrome del viajero competitivo.
Marcel Jaworski (31) is a Polish-Venezuelan cinematographer, photographer and Marcelino – a professional juggler. I travelled with Marcel on the coast of Ecuador for one week and whilst at it, learned the fundamentals of his profession as a street light juggler. On top of observing his vivid and short performances on the streets, I interviewed him on what is needed for earning a living on the streets.
Just in case there are any first time hitchhikers out there at the moment… This post has been dwelling as a draft of mine for quite a while now, but as I haven’t written anything in weeks and since the theme of this month’s seikkailijattaret.fi magazine is also on the road, I decided to finally publish this simple guide on successful hitchhiking with 10 easy steps.
Since I’ve had this blog and the online magazine Seikkailijattaret.fi, I’ve been spending quite a lot of time on the internet. It’s nice, because sharing this experience gives a whole new meaning to the whole journey. However, now I feel it’s time to go offline for a while.
In November 2015, I set out to explore the vast and diverse realities of Latin America, and to question the persistent stereotypes of crime and violence in this region. I decided to do this by cycling first through South America (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia from 2015-2017), then through Central America from May 2018. Through local women, I have become more and more involved in female empowerment and tackling male supremacy on this beautiful continent I now call home.