“I am Julián Medina, this is my blog ! I am 33 years old, Colombian, and won the worldwide Havana Club Gap Year competition which has given me the chance to travel abroad to 12 different countries for 12 months, experiencing each country the way it should be done… with the locals.
What has been planned for me is a great trip with many exciting experiences and many great people yet to meet. I am sharing this great chance with you in a few articles, photographs and videos… Enjoy!”
I’m already starting the second half of my trip around the world; Tokyo is waiting for me, one month in Tokyo, experiencing nightlife.
I’ll be having Dj Lessons; I will also be working behind the scenes of a local party/club night with a local nightlife promoter and I’ll be spending New Year’s at Womb, one of the most famous clubs in Tokyo.
The whole experience sounds incredible, many questions come to my mind about the day to day life; in one of the biggest cities in the world, a city that goes at a different pace, very difficult to understand to most of us.
Movies almost always show us different parts of cities, but it’s very different when you manage to trespass the stereotype barrier, and understand the culture from a very close perspective.
This is a great opportunity for me, being able to absorb all the wonderful things about Japanese culture, their philosophy of life, that take them to search perfection in every single thing they do. Based in discipline and rigurosity, something many of us can’t reach.
HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR ‘Librairie Première Issue” Quebec City
I’m not a fan of Comics, not because I don’t like them, but because I haven’t had the opportunity to be in one of these stores.
Well, I found one in Quebec City (Recommended by a friend I met there) I never thought Canada as a Comic Book country, but I was completely wrong. There are several Canadian publishers, and Canada has become a really important country in the Comic culture in the world.
The place called Premiere Issue Comic Store, located in one of Quebec’s city best spots, in Old Quebec; is a place with an amazing vibe, I went into the store and I told them that I didn’t know anything about comics, and I was there only to learn a little bit about it.
They were more than happy to explain everything about the different types of books, subjects, themes, etc.
The told me that they have been there since the 80’s and continue to bring amazing books for comic fans in Quebec City, Canada and also tourist from all over around the world.
Even if you are not into Comic books you should visit the store and see how amazing it is.