Dear Advisor Partners,
Have you ever been to a destination that felt like it was the next big thing? I had that feeling in Colombia in 2006, and my father likely felt the same in 1989 when he entered Peru, or in the early years when we opened operations in Egypt. Well, my colleague Gisela just came back from Bolivia and based on her excitement, has what I can only imagine would be the same feeling.
That’s the magic of travel you see. The emotional connection is powerful as we all know, however the only thing more powerful is the vision one has when they visit a region that has not yet fully emerged. It’s the ability to see the full potential of a country even when in many cases, the country cannot see that same potential for themselves. That is where we are with Bolivia. This is Peru 50 years ago, this is akin to going back to the origins of why we travel, and there is nothing more powerful than that. Those of you who watched our dispatch during her visit, saw the winery she found in Part II (visit this blog page to see that video) and the local communities.
Dispatch Part III does include a familiar location in Uyuni, however, this exploration went far beyond the known entity, to one of the untouched countries in Latin America. In fact, we were so enthusiastic when we heard about Gisela’s experience, we decided to create a new program, our new Presidents Pick, The Sleeping Giant.
Please enjoy this week’s video.