Jaime Jacques has been fulfilling her passion for travel ever since she traveled to India as a two-year-old to meet her dad's side of the family. Frequent family travel soon had her mesmerized by the sights, sounds, and smells of other cultures. After earning a bachelor of science from Dalhousie University in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, she set out on her first backpacking trip through Asia. She returned to Canada to complete a postgraduate degree in magazine journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. She later lived and worked in Cambodia, Bulgaria, Ghana, and Sudan before deciding it was time for something new.
In 2011, Jaime dusted off her backpack and headed off on her first Central American adventure. She spent a year and a half exploring before ending up in El Salvador, which captured her heart with its striking landscape and altruistic people. She has since traveled throughout this small but diverse country by bus, bike, car, and on foot, encountering random acts of kindness in every corner. Jaime spends her time hiking through El Salvador's beautiful cloud forests and climbing its volcanoes, exploring San Salvador's romantic historic center, and indulging in national dishes and drinks-especially pupusas and horchata.
Jaime's work has appeared in The Cambodia Daily, The Sofia Echo, The Ghanaian Chronicle, New Internationalist, Adbusters, and Spacing. She currently splits her time between El Salvador and Canada.
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