HELLO!

If you are reading this I am assuming you know my name, but just in case… I am Maria, the photographer behind the lens.

I decided to change things up a bit and recreate my blog, instead I’m calling it a Journal.

To be honest I have never been much of a writer, in fact its one of the reasons I love photography. As cliche as it may sound a photograph just speaks for itself. However, lately God has shifted things for me and I have found peace in writing my thoughts, experiences, and prayers. It has become a big part of my life. My hope is to share my heart , my faith, and adventures with you through these Journal Entries.

So I’m taking it back to the beginning and sharing a bit of my culture with you. I was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia….if you have to google it…. go for it. LOL. Many people are shocked when I say I am from Bolivia. As diverse as South Florida can be there just isn’t many Bolivians here.

I came to the United States as a young child and while I was raised in Miami I was blessed to travel back to Bolivia during the summers. Family is very important to me and I’m so glad my mother made sure we knew our roots. I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from my last trip to Bolivia. We decided to travel with my family to the region of Chiquitania and we explored some of the provinces. We fell in love., here are some of my favorites.

Chochis

Chiquitania - Chochis Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia-

San Jose de Chiquitos

In San Jose de Chiquitos we stayed in this beauty. Since we have a large family we occupied the entire hotel!

Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia- San Jose de Chiquitos
Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia- San Jose de Chiquitos
Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia- Chiquitania
Iglesia de San Jose de Chiquitos – Church of San Jose De Chiquitos

Santiago de Chiquitos

Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia- Santiago de Chiquitos

We stayed in a rustic hotel right in the town. The locations was very convenient, we walked to the local restaurants and the church nearby.

Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia- Santiago de Chiquitos

We took a hike on this breath taking trail and the final destination was worth every sweat!

Maria Cordova Photography-Travel- Based in Florida- Santa Cruz Bolivia- Santiago De Chiquitos

On the way back to the city we made sure to grab one of my favorite things to eat in Bolivia, Salteñas. They are similar to an empanada but the dough is actually sweet and the filling is made with chicken and potatoes and it is a bit spicy. The combination is simply amazing! Don’t forget to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee.

Maria Cordova Photography- Santa Cruz Bolivia- Salteña- El Horno Caliente

I am hoping I can visit Bolivia soon and share some more travel gems with you.

Love,

Maria

My First Journal Entry | My Roots

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