In this first issue The Jungle Journal will bring you to Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba. We’ll be learning about the coming of age of a Venezuelan Refugee in Peru, a brief history of Mesoamerica, the Lacandon Jungle in Southern Mexico, the archaic revival of weaving and textiles in Peru, one man’s journey to reclaiming his Quechua culture, a plant medicine discussion with a Peruvian Shaman, cosmovisions from Latin America, food recipes, deforestation and Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, tobacco production in Cuba, interviews, and personal reflections.
The Jungle Journal is a space where you can move to different parts of the world without having to leave your doorstep. Where you can expand your knowledge about global issues through the lived experiences of everyday people around the world. It is also a space dedicated to education and awareness where we are always trying to maintain a human and personal touch.
Through sharing stories and conversations from the people we meet abroad, we aim to celebrate the ancient wisdoms, life, and traditions of many cultures.
In this multimedia platform we will provide content that spans around travel, culture, and the environment.
Our content is divided into social networks, audio-visual content and our paper edition: the Journal.
We hope to inspire more connection by celebrating diversity.
Sara Elisa Lopez &
Gabriel Alvarez Lorenzo
Founders, Partners, Creative Directors, Editors, and overall brains behind The Jungle Journal.
We share the passion of travel and learning more about the world. Growing up oceans apart has helped us weave together different perspectives for this project. We are always driven to search for deeper truths about our world and those that inhabit it.
Our experiences with our own cultures helped us bring forth important components to this project. We both knew what it was like coming from cultures that were not typically celebrated within the countires we were born. This drives us to recognize and share stories about cultures and people that go unoticed.
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