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Support our Family business! From left to right: Alex Rocha, John (@johnny_rochaa98 ), Karen (@karrocha7 ) & Caroline Rocha (@caroline.rocha17 ). We sell These T-shirts with expressions that uplift our community and make our people to embrace their own identity. Supporting our black owned business. #experiencerealcartagena #blackpeople #supportblackownedbusinesses #blackownedbusiness #supportfamilybusiness
One of the greatest Black Colombian writers once quoted: “Black men, who were tortured and whipped, built Cartagena and many other wonders of America.” -Manual Zapata Olivella #Repost @visuallyfly with @get_repost ・・・ When you travel to Cartagena, Colombia make sure you look up Alex Rocha and his tours @experiencerealcartagena. Alex Rocha has a vast knowledge and knows the history of his home town. Once you experience his tour you will know “Cartagena Got Flava!” #CartagenaColombia #Cartagena #ERC #ExperienceRealCartagena #CartagenaGotFlava #Tour #Colombia #Canon80D #Sigma18_300mm #VisuallyFly #TheBeatDistrict #Photography #Photographer
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FOUNDER TRAVELS // @arvemaree / While in Colombia 🇨🇴, I visited Palenque - the first free slave town in the Americas. Palenque is rich in history and Afro-Caribbean culture. While there, the group @kombilesami gave us a folk rap performance at their "studio". These are the cultural exchanges I live for when I travel. // #travellewell #letstravellewell ....... We’re ready to help you plan your next travel experience. Whether you have a destination in mind or just know you need a getaway, visit www.travellewell.com or contact us at info@travellewell.com for a complimentary consultation so we can help you curate an experience designed to help you travel well.
The remarkable and very talented, not to mention beautiful children (people) of the village of Palenque performed for us here at the musical school of arts #Thetraveljunkees #itsamovement #travellife #travelvibes #maximizeyourmemories #travelisthenewclub #lifesaving #cartagena #colombia #blacktravel #blacktravelfeed #palenque #alexrocha #experiencerealcartagena #explore #art #dance
Black Women Travelers Are Dope!! . . . . It’s a project that we started to support our youth program where we teach English and life lessons to the children. Thank you ladies for supporting our project. — #blackwomentravelersaredope #africandiaspora #blackwoman #blacklivesmatter #africanwomen #afrocolombian #experiencerealcartagena #alexrocha #supportblackbusiness
Had the pleasure of meeting and spending the past 2 days with the man of Cartagena Alex Rocha. Great experience. THETRAVELJUNKEES meet ERC - Experience Real Cartagena #Thetraveljunkees #itsamovement #travellife #travelvibes #maximizeyourmemories #travelisthenewclub #lifesaving #cartagena #colombia #blacktravel #blacktravelfeed #blackmentravel #blackguystraveltoo #blacktravelhackers #experiencerealcartagena
Mercado de Bazurto (Local Market). — This is a place outside of the touristic area where local people go and buy their food, like vegetables, fruits, and even clothes. This picture right here represents the side of the #RealCartagena , that is not shown on TV, but where the ‘Cartageneros’ work,do their groceries and eat #RealFood . #realcartagena #experiencerealcartagena #food #localmarket #cartagenadeindias #africanroots #flavorsandsabores #caribbeanfood #caribbeanflavor #freshfood #seafood
Today was another great tour; seeing the side of #Cartagena #Colombia that is not on any tourist “must-see” lists. #slowtravelingsoulsister #thatretirednomadlife #BlessedLife #Mondaymotivation Alex Rocha of @experiencerealcartagena took us to a square devoted to the wise words and beliefs of two great Afro-Colombian’s, through the local markets where we tasted the local fruit, and to the youth center (teaching English and technology) that he is building where the students performed music and dance routines. We also had an awesome lunch on the beach in a Level 1 (the poorest) neighborhood.
I spent the day in San Basilio de Palenque - a rural town about an hour outside of Cartagena. Plaquene was founded by escaped slaves as a refuge in the 17th century. As one of the residents said ”Welcome to Africa out of Africa.” ✊🏿🇨🇴 #palenque #colombia #afrocolombians #mamaafrica #experiencerealcartagena #fortheculture #theblacktravelclub #travelgram #wanderlust
“Teachers be like... Happy Monday” — Thank you to Alex & the @experiencerealcartagena team for allowing us to get a glimpse of Africa here in America. — Being able to receive information in Spanish, English & Bantu (the native language of the Palenqueros) was truly eye opening and a nice surprise. — If you are ever in Cartagena please be sure to schedule a tour with him!
We will help you plan your travel experience to Cartagena, Colombia and you’ll be in great hands, with the Rocha family, while you’re there. #MyOpulentExperience #ExperienceRealCartagena #BlackTravelSupportGlobalEconomy #BlackWomenTravelersAreDope
Drums in San Basilio de Palenque: — Are most always an accompaniment for any manner of ceremony -births, deaths, marriages- together with a ritual dance. Drums bring excitement and passion to the people. . . . #africandiaspora #africanroots #palenque #drums #africandrums #africanhearitage #afrocolombian #sanbasiliodepalenque #experiencerealcartagena #africanculture #motherland
Benkos Biohó: Also known as Domingos Bioho (Spanish name), was the leader who also commanded a rebellion of runaway slaves in the 17th century, becoming king of the first free town San Basilio de Palenque. ... #palenque #africanroots #benkosbioho #africandiaspora #experiencerealcartagena #afrocolombian #blacktravel #blackisbeautifull #colombia
When you travel to Cartagena, Colombia make sure you look up Alex Rocha and his tours @experiencerealcartagena. Alex Rocha has a vast knowledge and knows the history of his home town. Once you experience his tour you will know “Cartagena Got Flava!” #CartagenaColombia #Cartagena #ERC #ExperienceRealCartagena #CartagenaGotFlava #Tour #Colombia #Canon80D #Sigma18_300mm #VisuallyFly #TheBeatDistrict #Photography #Photographer
Flashback to EA's time in #Colombia with the Alex Rocha Youth Center in #Cartagena . The amazing teachers at Explorations will start making decisions about this year's international destination before the school year begins. Let us know where you'd like to go next. #experiencerealcartagena , #servicelearning , #makeadifference ,
I embarked on a #solo trip to #cartagenacolombia ... I came solo BUT I met some AMAZING people from all over, who are all from #WAKANDA ! The beauty of solo travels is meeting new people and making new connections!!#missvoltairetravels #voyajkreyol #travel #palenque #blacklivesmatter #kreyoltravels #haitiangirlstravel #seesomeworld #colombia #experiencerealcartagena #noiwasnotscared #to #comealone #BTM
The women of Palenque are stunning!
one of the highlights of the entire trip has been #TheRealCartagena tour with local “celebrity” #AlexRocha . the historic center of cartagena is a gorgeous, almost frozen in time part of the city, but outside the old city’s wall, there are major social economic issues, classism, corruption and extremely impoverished afro-colombian neighborhoods. it’s so easy to travel to a seemingly perfect city and turn a blind eye to how 40% of the country really lives. before you travel to colombia you’re always told to not go off onto the roads less travelled. this was an authentic experience that has truly changed the way i look at the world. we saw homes that were literally built from cardboard and scrap wood. many of these homes don’t have the most basic of amenities, like a front door. alex has dedicated his life to these barrios, the same ones in which he grew up and still lives in today. he has also been able to keep many of the community’s youth off the streets by teaching them history, social skills, languages, music and arts, and different outlets in finding jobs in the tourism industry. thank you for sharing your home, your experiences and your culture in the most honest way.
My young brothers and sisters in Palenque Colombia thanks Alex for the introduction to my distant family. I felt blessed to be there and had a blast @mmoise76 @experiencerealcartagena #experiencerealcartagena
Had the greatest experience with Alex -awesome black history tour visiting #palenque and all throughout Cartagena the food was amazing with @mmoise76 #blackcolombia #afrocolombia #experiencerealcartagena @experiencerealcartagena
If you ever come to Cartagena you MUST do the Real Cartagena tour with Alex @experiencerealcartagena He is AWESOME, we had an amazing time learning about our brothers and sisters from Palenque!! #experiencerealcartagena #palenque #colombia
... wakanda can be real for everyone if we want it to be... #cartagena #palenque #colombia #unity #experiencerealcartagena
The Queen Has Spoken 🙅🏿🙅🏿🙅🏿 While in The San Basilio of Palenque, my wife learned the history of the African women who sought freedom and the importance of their hairstyles. They wore cornrolls to map out their path to freedom. Others styled their hair to hide seeds and other necessities they needed on their escape to freedom to San Basilio Palenque. Wraps are traditional African hair attire for women. My wife was honored to have her hair wrapped by a women of the Palenque Township. #Blackhair #Afrocolombiano #Theblackpassportclub #Livingiswhatwecallit #worldtravelers #travelingblack #blacklove #blackfamily #goals #road #ride #family #love #dmv #life #theblackpassportclub #thealstonbrothers #springbreak #colombia #southamerica #experiencerealcartagena #travelingblack #travelingfamily #blacktravelfeed #blackgirlsrock #blackgirls #blackgirlsaremagic #worldtravelers #learnsomethingneweveryday
We enjoyed taking our boys to experience the people and culture of The San Basilio Palenque. A township founded by an enslaved son of a King, Benkos Biohos in the early 1800’s. Benkos Biohos lead what we Americans refer to as, an Underground Railroad for hundreds of enslaved Africans in Cartagena. He initially took several men, women and children during his first escape to freedom, 50 miles outside of Cartagena. Over the years, he organized the free men and women to free other enslaved Africans and to protect their new township, The San Basilio Palenque. He became the King of this Freeman’s land. Though the colonizers government tried to infiltrate and take over the township, several times, they were not successful because of Benkos Biohos leadership he acquired during his training to be king. After not being able to take over Benkos land, the government made a deal with Benkos to stop freeing slaves and stop allowing the freemen to call him king and he will be granted the rights to his town ship. Though he hesitated, he later agreed. About 14 years later, Benkos entered Cartagena, without any protection of his guards or weapons. The government seized and killed Benkos Bioho in the city or Cartagena. I encourage you to learn more about Benkos Biohos and Afro-Colombian History. During our trip, we were honored to visit this free land and experience traditional dance, language and culture. The San Basilio Palenque is still an independent land not supported by Cartagena. They have their own way of life. Beautiful African People of Colombia. ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿. #Theblackpassportclub #Livingiswhatwecallit #worldtravelers #travelingblack #blacklove #blackfamily #goals #road #ride #family #love #dmv #life #theblackpassportclub #thealstonbrothers #springbreak #colombia #afrocolumbiaexperiences #southamerica #experiencerealcartagena #afrocolombiana #blacktravelfeed #blackgirlmagic #blackfamily #showthemtheworld #familyovereverything #homeschoollife #homeschoolfamily #learnsomethingneweveryday
I visited the Pallenque village which is an hour outside of Cartagena and home to the descendants of African slaves that were freed in 1872. They Grow corn, fruits and vegetables in order to provide for their families and The women go into Cartagena and sell fruit and candy to bring money back to the village. They have been abandoned by the Columbian government and are left to take care of themselves with little to no resources. I was honored to be invited into their village to learn more about them and to pass it on to others. I never thought I would go to Cartagena and learn so much African History. My tour guide was amazing @experiencerealcartagena and I look forward to learning more about African culture when I visit Baru island. Out of respect for the locals I did not take many pictures of them but that particular man was excited to take a pic with me... I felt so at home and so welcomed. There was a language barrier but my guide let the people of Pallenque know we were thankful to be there and they let us know how excited they were to see people who look like them want to visit their home. #blacktravelmovement #experiencerealcartagena #Epicbirthdaycelebrations #iammyhistory #worldtravelers
And this right here is the "View of Disparity" in Cartagena... Apparently Cartagena is divided by Economics from Level 1 (Poor) to Level 6(wealthy) and 60% of the Population live in Levels 1 & 2... and guess what... about 60% of the population identifies as Afro-Colombian...🤔 If you look at my last pics that's the view of Level 6 with beautiful high rises in BocaGrande area... Definitely a big difference in the skyline... This trip I got to venture out of the tourist area... Thanks to my Cartagena Travel Fam showing us the Real Cartagena... #ThisIsCartagena #Colombia #Cartagena #ExperienceRealCartagena
If this don't look like My Family! Look at My Cuz with the bottle in her hands! LMAO! Some ish is Universal! #Palenque #AfroColombian #Colombia #Cartagena #ExperienceRealCartagena
And the Family Reunion goes down in Palenque! I thought it was a Welcome party for us but it was a regular old Sunday in the Village! I definitely enjoyed myself and the Vibe! #AfroColombian #Palenque #Cartagena #Colombia #MiFamilia #MyTribe #MyBlackIsBeautiful #BlackExcellence #ExperienceRealCartagena
The Music, Drumming and the Dances being passed down to the Babies... Love this #AfroColombian #Palenque #Cartagena #Colombia #ExperienceRealCartagena
We learned about the history then got Loved up on by the people! #Palenque #AfroColombian #Colombia #Cartagena #ExperienceRealCartagena
Real experience with real people. #experiencerealcartagena #cartagena #Alexrocha #speaktomysoul ❤️