“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain

Having recently graduated from University, we realized that our frustration and nonconformity with the economic and social inequalities of the world could not be solved through the established system. At least not yet. Another way is needed. 

Instead of searching for a job, or enrolling in a masters, we chose a different way to continue our professional and personal education.
We decided to embark on a journey through Latin America. Beginning in Costa Rica and traveling south through Panama, Colombia, and around the continent, we will hopefully reach Brazil by the end of 2014.

During this journey we hope to broaden our skills and capacities; discover the flora, fauna, and culture of the continent; and investigate its social, economic, and political problems, as well as possible solutions.

Our priority is to collaborate in as many places as possible (whether it be in the field of environmental protection, education, indigenous populations, human rights, etc.), learning and sharing knowledge from one place to another, and taking care not to hinder the employment of the local population.

Our monetary resources are very limited, thus we will travel mainly by foot, hopefully benefiting from people's hospitality and sleeping in our tent whenever possible.

We appreciate any contacts you might have that could help us!

We hope that you will follow us every step of The Other Way.

Diego Beamonte: diego07b@gmail.com
Julia Loraque: julia.loraque@gmail.com


  1. Good luck on this fantastic journey.
    I'll be following and we'll meet someday, who knows where and when ...

  2. I'll see you down there my friend. And I'll bring the hat.

    -James Garcia

  3. Diego and Julia,

    Whenever you reach Brazil, I can definitely help! Just did a trip around the Amazon, and since you will arrive from the North, you will have to pass by there! There is no danger... Feel free to ask people, and get to know a new culture! Of course things are not like in Switzerland, but it is not being lost in the wildness! I will keep following the adventure and as soon as I can help, I would do it :)
    Best regards