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Hi, my name is Frank and my passion is traveling and immersing myself in different cultures. So far I have visited more than 60 countries and I don't plan to stop any time soon.  Traveling long periods of time used to be much easier when I was a student but my profession in IT gives me the flexibility I want to keep pursuing this passion while also having a great life balance.

Paco comes from my 5 month trip around South-America as Colombians used Paco as a diminutive for Francisco. I kept that nickname ever since.

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Recent blog post

A month in Namibia & Covid-19

This long post is a way update family and friends on the last month exploring Namibia. It made me uncomfortable in these times to share pictures on social medias while I have friends burning their ass offs in the medical system. Technically, I went from the ”let’s make sure we...

Guatemala – Volcanoes and Lake Atitlán

With only a week off, Guatemala was the perfect getaway from Montreal. However, decisions had to be done, we had to choose a specific region and aimed for Lake Atitlan and the surrounding volcanoes as they were the closest to the capital and beach wasn’t a necessity. As we arrived...

Two days in Puebla – A must do from Mexico City

Puebla is the the fourth largest city of Mexico and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many reason why it’s worth visiting, especially since it’s so close and accessible from Mexico City. I had no initial plans to visit Puebla, but due to the high levels of pollution in...

10 days in Southern Morocco

Our Itinerary Since we had some direct flights from Montreal to Casablanca with AirTransat, Morocco was a perfect choice for a week off that combined week ends.We focused on the southern part of Morocco as we knew it would not be possible to see the northern cities and that another trip...