The idea for Barranquilla Life was born at the BBC on Carrera 54, where I met Mike Chartrand, the local leader of the expat’s group in town. We tossed around the idea of creating a website where we could give back to the community. We envisioned a space where both newcomers to the city and long-time residents could benefit from quality, reliable information; everything from news and events to directories and local guides – and all of it in English.
In June 2015, we began creating our team and started to put our ideas into motion. We went live in September 2015, and have steadily been growing to attract more than 8000 visitors to our website and more than 20,000 followers on Facebook each month. We’ve created an alternative media in the city where everyone knows us to be the English publication.