Conny

Petrat

WHAT DO YOU DO IN CHASKA?

I am Chaska Tours Sales & Marketing manager and I run our office in Bogotá.

AND WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES OF YOUR JOB IN CHASKA?

The center of my life has been currently working for Chaska. Besides, I spend lot of time with my husband and our little baby Simón! I like to hang out with my friends for dancing salsa, going to the movies, walking around and play with my doggie Hugo. Sometimes I also teach German.

WHY DID YOU STAY IN

colombia?

PEOPLE

I fall in love with Colombia. Specially its people, kind and joyful.

DANCE

Their dances and music.

NATURE

Its beauty and diverse nature. Working for Chaska was what definitively convinced me for staying and living here.

WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN

colombia?

BogotÁ

  • I have a crush with Bogotá. Even though there are some problems, as in any other big city, I love this city and I felt at home here.

Nuquí

  • Nuquí in the Pacific Coast.

PNN Tayrona

  • The Tayrona Park is between my favourites.

HOW DID YOU LEARN TO SPEAK

spaNISH?

I began in the university and then I went for a student exchange in Alicante, Spain, where I met a group of Colombians that became my best friends. They show me their country for the first time and since then I dreamed to visit it. And at the end I stayed!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD IN

SPANISH?

Vaya!, jajaja 😀

IF SOMEBODY TAKES A TOUR WITH YOU, WHAT COULD YOU SHOW HIM THAT

NOBODY ELSE WOULD?

The real Bogotá and the real Bogotan.

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT COLOMBIA?

WHAT DO YOU THINK NOW?

Actually, I have never thought about Colombia, as I didn’t have any concept about this country. Once I got to know it through my Colombian friends in Spain, I fall in love with it even without came here before.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FUNNY TALE THAT HAS HAPPENED TO you

IN OUR COUNTRY?

Once I was at Christmas / New Year in San Agustin. It is a small nice town and the inhabitants are mostly peasants, very humble people who have not left out much from their town. As a blonde German, throughout Colombia I still being looked with some curiosity, but even more in these small towns, although some foreign visitors have already passed. On this occasion, the streets were full of people celebrating, of course with Colombian music. There’s a salsa-choque song that was very popular during the last World Cup and I love it. They put it on and as I’m a passionate dancer, I started dancing there on the street, thinking that everyone would dance this popular song too. However, instead they all stopped and looked at me as if I were an alien, how is it possible a big German is there dancing salsa-choque as if it were the most natural thing in the world? Jajajaja My colleagues from Chaska laughed a lot at the faces of the locals … we still laughing, telling and remembering this story.

WHICH IS YOU FAVORITE COLOMBIAN MOVIE, BOOK,

MUSIC OR TV SHOW?

I have always liked Carlos Vives and Fonseca, I simply like their music and lyrics.  

WHY TO CHOOSE

Chaska Tours?

Because we are the best option to organize journeys to travel Colombia in a different way. We have the best guides and drivers to offer an unforgettable experience. We also have the knowledge, contacts, and everything that is needed to arrange the best trips. And we are more than a team, we are a family, and we help each other to provide the best service to our customers. We offer a genuine Colombian sabor combined with a Swiss-German sense of organization and professionalism on our trips.

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