I was born in Colombia, a country in northwestern South America.
My country is the fourth biggest country in South America after Brazil, Argentina and Peru and the seventh one in the American Continent.
I was born in 1973 in Cali, the main city and capital of the Valle del Cauca Department in Colombia. My city is the third-largest city in the country. Here I did my primary studies. At age 16 I left the city to start my post-secondary studies.
I spent the next five years in Popayán, the capital of the Cauca Department. I had a very good time in this place, Popayán is well-known for its colonial architecture and its contributions to Colombian cultural and political life.
I studied Civil Engineering at Cauca University and I graduated in 1995. Life was simple and I didn’t have many worries. I worked as a waiter and a tourist guide. During the last year, I had a small business selling lotions and perfumes.
But life keeps going and I spent the next two years in Bogotá. This is the largest and most populous city in the country with a population of over 8 million in the metropolitan area. Here I finished a Master in Construction Administration at the Andes University.
I had a hard time trying to find a job, I worked as an assistant in a structural engineering company, then as a construction management assistant for a big construction company. I ended working as a salesman and instructor with an Internet Service Provider. From Los Andes University I got the option to start a career as a teacher -- something that I deeply love -- but to do so, I have to leave the country and learn English. Without too much money I decided to try my luck in Vancouver, Canada.
I arrived in Canada on December 7, 1997, and right away I started my English studies. The following month I had two different tests, but I failed both.
I stayed and borrowed money from my family to survive the first year. During that time I kept studying English and bought a computer to polish my computer skills learned in Colombia.
In 1999 I found a job with a rebar detailing company. Since then I tried my luck on different things, including trying to open a small computer business shop, teach Spanish, and tourist guiding.
None of those things worked out and in December 2011 I found a job with a mining company. I do a little of everything and I am happy with what I do.
Canada has been good to me. I found very good friends and I am very thankful for that. My life is nothing but simple and this website shows that I don’t want to miss anything from this wonderful planet.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you can enjoy this website in the same way that I enjoy creating it for you.