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ERNESTO MÉNDEZ CHIARI

FOUNDER | EXPERIENCE EXPERT | TINY-COUNTRY AFICIONADO

ABOUT ME:

Hola! I am Ernesto, a travel professional, journalist, communications consultant, and food blogger from Panama. My hardcore passion for travel has taken me to 66 countries and over 700 cities across all continents. In 2013 I started @elbrunchblog, a gastronomic platform that follows my travels around the globe. In 2019, before a global pandemic shifted our lives and travels, I founded Fugora with the purpose of changing people's lives through tailor-made trips and experiences.

Before embarking on this adventure, I served as a diplomat for the Panamanian government, worked for the United Nations Global Compact-Sumarse, and was a communications consultant and crisis manager in Madrid. I have a MAM from the Yale School of Management, an MBA from IE Business School, and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Saint Louis University. I lived in Madrid, St. Louis, Beijing, Hong Kong, New Haven, and Panama.

ERNESTO AROUND THE GLOBE:

  • Hometown: Panama City, Panama

  • Favorite city: Madrid, Spain

  • Life-changing experience: Living in China for a year.

  • Bucketlist: Iceland, Ireland, Namibia, New Zealand, Perú

  • Best travel memories: Croatia, Iran, Formentera, Dali/Yunnan, Morocco, Kentucky, Philippines, San Marino, Bocas del Toro, Amsterdam, Kyiv, Antibes, Kuala Lumpur, North Macedonia... and the list goes on!

  • Memorable experiences: Biking through ricefields in Southern China, Oktoberfest in Munich, road-tripping through the Balkan states.

  • Current mantra: "The only way out is through".

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