We begin this web site experience with this blog. A great challenge to connect and to share with our visitors feelings and thoughts about the subject that bring us together: Guaviare -this magical, “different from all” and not well-known land- and tourism, as a new hub to put forth territorial updated perspectives.
Within Colombian diversity of regions, we will find a heaven’s satellite city, both Caribbean and Pacific pearls, golden gates villages and cities, an eternal spring city, heroic, musical, beautiful, surprise cities and many others epithets outstanding poetical, cultural, social or environmental aspects. In such a context, San Jose del Guaviare is the “Capital of Hope”, sharing the epithet with Brasilia, capital of Brazil.
Guaviare’s modern colonisation process (in the etymological sense) started in the 20th century with encouraging central policies, extraction economies rushes and forced population movements as a result of the long and painful violence process. Populations coming from all over the country and abroad joined nomad indigenous communities inhabiting the area. Nowadays, all this transcultural interaction strengthen a new culture, the culture of hope.
Settler’s dreams materialized this hope by opening new lands to build a better future. I want to mention here my maternal grandparents who came in the 50s to set their principal residence. They raised nine children (old fertility times) leaving a legacy that inspired my motivation to become a guide.
Today we are witnessing a great regional transformation through the visibility and trust after the peace process and also through the evolution of tourist activities. One thing can be said in confidence: hope remains, according to the proverb, While there is life, there is hope, but also because society, nature, cultural vestiges abound in beauty, history, contrasts, life… it all abound in hope.
Therefore, we hope viveguaviare.com becomes an information and a reference site about the region, as well as we hope this blog, beginning with this entry, to be an excuse to meet you in consensus and dissension, within a mutual respect backdrop.
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Thanks for your blog, nice to read. Do not stop.