THE WOMEN OF THE HIDDEN VALLEY – A CULINARY EXPERIENCE

This is a story of a hidden valley in the invisible universe of the Brazilian traditional communities. But this is also the story of brave women empowered by their own culinary culture. A bit of context In the Ribeira Valley -an area of more than ten million square miles- live 88 Quilombolas communities, direct descendants…

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The letting-go sigh

It doesn’t matter how many are the times that I’ve been in this situation -and there certainly have been a lot of these since I was born. Each time that a train leaves its platform at the station, I can’t help but feel a deep overwhelming sense of lightness that takes all over me, throughout….

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Fighting with art for their independence

Article originally published on Equality in Tourism‘s Blog on 10 October 2018. The Jequitinhonha Valley (in Minas Gerais, Brazil), once a prosperous region whose economy was driven by the gold mines, today is one of the poorest areas in Brazil. Poor only from an economic perspective – very rich in culture and humanity. The inhabitants…

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Slum Tourism: is it ethical?

This interview was originally published on Travindy on 1 April 2018 (New pictures were included in this version) Slum Tourism: is it ethical? It is difficult to find someone that can answer this question from both a professional and an academic background. However, Tamara Ramos finds the perfect fit: Elisa Spampinato. She has studied Anthropology…

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The Berlin Declaration has a new signatory.

Many are the activities and initiative that represent a positive and constructive change in the tourism industry. However, not many are those who suggest a change of paradigm. The Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism is one of those. If you are curious about it, this is its story, briefly. Very proudly to know that the…

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