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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

Ghana : Surfing and Malaria

After a night transit in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa, we landed in Accra. Ghana was one of our only options as a new wave of Covid was sweeping most African countries. Ghana was one of the countries resisting a new wave with barely any cases reported in the previous few weeks before...

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...