Meet the Team - @lafeedekalarka (curator)

@lafeedekalarka was the first person to reach out to me about curating for the Cross Culture Community. She has a love of language and I hope you follow her! - @whatamidoing

Where are you from/Where do you live?

I was born and raised in the coffee region of Colombia (although the whole country is a coffee region, actually), in a province (departamento) called Quindío, a village called Kalarka... and I'm living in Colombia.
Image slightly modified with Instagram.

What languages do you speak?

I speak Spanish as my mother tongue, English, and French.

What things are you most passionate about?

I'm passionate about languages and teaching, whether they are mixed or separately; biking; juggling; cultures; ancestral traditions, medicine, and knowledge; history; arts (music, a lot); and I'm currently going into tourism since this is a veeeery touristic region in Kolombia and this fact is devastating the territory so that I would like to contribute to the transformation of that sector... That's why I'm also into coffee ☕

What should we check out from your country?

The best thing about Colombia is the territory itself: rivers, jungles, coasts, mountains, life, life, life... and the second best thing, in my opinion, is all the ancestral knowledge that has survived through millennia... People are nice, too! what can I say, I'm Colombian!!!

Where would you like to travel and why?

I would like to know countries like Vietnam, Yemen, or Ethiopia because they also have a traditional coffee culture, and are pretty unknown and mysterious to me. Also, I'd like to know Europe because I have many friends there, and any place in the world where I'm invited... Brasil, Mexico, Australia... 🌎 🌍 🌏

What are some of your goals?

As soon as I reach my short-term goals (which include finding a place where to live and getting a job), my next goal will be making real this nice tourist project I have in mind. I cannot tell you too much about it yet since I'm a superstitious woman, but you will know more about it soon. Also, a longer-term goal we have is to get a piece of land where we (the clan) can plant, meet, raise children, build things, join, create, be... live! And another goal I have is to travel and get to know at least a portion of this planet.

What kind of people do you get along with the best?

I cover a wide spectrum regarding this, but the people I get along with the best best best are children, or adults who are like children (Important: this doesn't include men looking for moms to take care after them). I love creative, misunderstood, curious, active, artistic, crazy, sporty, intelligent, funny people.

How did you learn about Hive?

I was invited by my new life siblings Ney and Rafa (@neyxirncn & @acurewa), more than 4 months ago.

What kind of posts are you most interested in?

I'm interested in original, well-done posts about the authors' experiences, and about the things that I am interested in.

What Hive user(s) would you like to know better?

I don't know of too many users on Hive, so I do not have an answer to this question. However, @whatamidoing is doing (answering his own question) things that are very much in line with some things that I am doing or want to do. Then, it'd be cool if I get to know him better, and if I get to continue being part of this team.

What do you like most at Hive?

I'm just beginning to understand the dynamics of Hive. The reason why I accepted Ney and Rafa's invite was that I love writing and posting stuff (although I haven't posted too many things), but I didn't know of a nice, interesting platform to do that. Yes, I think what I like most about Hive is that it is a nice and interesting platform.

For further info about my-self, take a look at my Hive intro. I spent a while writing it, so it'd be great if you read it :P

Hive Cross Culture Goals

1 - Promote more interaction and understanding between Hive users of different cultural backgrounds

2 - Make Hive a welcoming place for cultural discussion, language learning, and cultural exchange

3 - Promote Hive off-chain to people in various local communities and to students of various languages, people living overseas and people interested in the world

4 - Coordinate collaborate projects between different countries and communities

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