Travel is in Andres’ blood. He was the first from either side of his family to be born in the US, to Colombian parents. He grew up speaking Spanish at home and visiting South America every year.
His connection to Japan began fortuitously when he signed up for a Japanese literature class while studying at Columbia University in New York. He ended up loving the course so much that he decided to start studying the Japanese language, which ultimately become a lifelong passion.
In 2005, he decided to move from New York City to Tokyo to fully immerse myself in the Japanese culture and language. While living in Japan his explorations of the country began – He has had the chance to live in Tokyo and Kyoto, and travel from Hokkaido to Okinawa – and he continues to explore every corner of this amazing country.
Living in Japan changed his life, and led him to want to dedicate his life to helping others really experience Japan, the way he has been able to do so. In 2013, along with his brilliant partner Christina, they founded Boutique Japan Travel Company (http://boutiquejapan.com/), where they created bespoke Japan travel experiences for savvy travelers from around the globe.
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