He is Kike, who is going around the world with his backpack

A school bag and its owner have become famous in social networks for going around the world and encourage more people to to travel.

We talk about Kike’s backpacka project created by the journalist Enrique Rivas and that in recent times has grown hand in hand with his travels.

Kike is 32 years old, he lives in Desamparados and found on his page the perfect way to combine his passion for travel and journalism.

For this reason, on the different platforms it has, you can find beautiful videos and images of its walks, but also tips, warnings and even promotions for travelers.

-How did you start your project?

When I traveled I liked to make videos, but for personal use, but my friends always told me that I put together my trips very well and that I should set up an agency. At the end of 2019 I launched a website of travel advice because I was going to EuropeThe pandemic came and I canceled everything.

Later, as a journalist and being in the presidency chat, I had access to the information on closures and openings and protocols for covid-19, so I would say that I became the most reliable source for travelers, so I started doing it a little more professional and my idea is that people find advice on what happens if you travel and crash, if you lose your passport, or if something happens to you elsewhere.

-Is he completely dedicated to the page?

Most of my time, I also have, together with my wife (Adriana Arce), a travel cafe, which is called Bon Voyage (located 150 west of Teletica), which is a place dedicated to travel, we have food from different countries , pancakes in the shapes of Mickey Mouse and Avengers and the iconic Harry Potter butterbeer, because we want to bring that magic of the Universal parks, also on the second floor it serves as a place for people to come to work.

In addition, I give advice to travelers, I help them get tickets, lodging and I continue with my public relations agency.

-Then, its essence is advice?

Yes, there are a lot of Instagram or Facebook sites with pretty photos, but I try to differentiate myself, because I’m a journalist and I treat information very differently. I explain how to get there, how much it costs and the things you need to know, beyond showing beautiful places. It has happened to me that traveling I run into people who are there because of the advice I gave them.

-What is the top three of the places you have been?

I think I’ve been to about 20 countries and the most incredible places were the North Pole, which I went to in January; The Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful places and also the city of Krakow, in Poland, which, in fact, I like because they are different places, where not so many people usually go and where you don’t have to ‘sell’ a kidney to to go.

I can also mention that Sweden impressed me, it is the most developed country I have been to in my life, the cultural theme is spectacular, order, honesty, if they see a wrongly placed cell phone, no one is going to touch it, even if it takes years there.

-What ugly things have happened to you traveling?

I went to Europe for three months and had bought tickets with miles from Serbia to Sweden, but when it was time to board, they told us there was a problem, there was not much I could do, so I had to buy the most expensive tickets of my entire life, but It was the only solution to get out of there. It was very stressful, because nobody spoke the same as one.

-What do you say to people who are afraid to travel?

That traveling is not only for millionaires, it is not so complicated to do it and the second thing is that they let themselves be amazed by the magic of each country, the culture, the gastronomy, the people, that they become children again by the time they travel.

-How many backpacks do you have?

That is something that people always ask me and the truth is that I only have one, which I say is lucky, because it accompanies me wherever I go.

-What place do you have yet to visit?

Many, but I would say Iceland, Japan and South Africa or Kenya, to go on a safari. Due to lack of time it has not been given.

-Do people ask you to travel with you?

Yes, last year I took a trip to Orlando with several people, I took them to the parks and shopping. I know that there are people who are afraid of traveling alone and that is why they are always aware of whether they can travel with me.

-What is the most frequent question of the traveler?

How do they get cheap tickets and the answer is that they must match their trip to the date that the tickets are comfortable and not choose the time first and then the tickets. For example, going to New York in September and not in December, or traveling after Easter and not at that time.

Are you going to the World Cup?

Yes, it is an event with many restrictions, so I want to document all of that. I go with (also journalists) Gaby Jiménez and Natalia Rodríguez and her husband and luckily we were able to find lodging in a kind of container called Fan Village, which has a bed, shower, kitchen and that’s it. They are like to get to sleep and that’s it.

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