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Willie’s Travels

Various posts from willie’s travels.

Together We Will Get Through This

In these uncertain times of restrictions and lockdowns due to the spread of COVID-19, it’s become a challenge to continue our social programs in Colombia, Ukraine & India. These programs are essential to the elderly, displaced families, and orphans, so we are trying our best to keep them running….

Yoriko gives a meal to a Venezuelan family in Medellin Colombia


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The Price of Bread

In 2005 I bought my first home. During this process, I never really thought about what kind of neighbours I would have. I was very fortunate. On one side I had a hard working single mother that would help me maintain my property whenever I was away and on…

willie in ukraine with the orphans


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The Magic Dog

In 1998 I travelled to India for the first time in my adult life. On each of the four prior occasions, I remember constantly travelling by car to and from the capital city to both my mother’s and father’s hometowns to visit family. Unfortunately it never really felt like…

willie takes the orhans to a soccer game in medellin


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Soccer for a dozen

Over the past year, Willie and I have started helping local charities in the cities we visit through Willie’s non-profit, the “Where is Willie Foundation.” We’ve focused our recent efforts on helping young orphans in poor countries, as we feel this can make the most positive impact on their…

view willieès photo albums from his travels


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View willie’s photo albums

Here are all of Willie's photo albums from his charitable work and travels.
willie with anna from sweden


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670 days + 2 minutes

On our travels, Willie and I have seen some amazing places, but what really stood out was the people. I recently decided to start writing about the people Willie meets on his journey through life. I’m going to start with a few personal stories of my own. Here’s the first…

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willie sitting on top of the city wall in morocco


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The Beauty and the Beast of Morocco

In my life, I have found myself meeting some very interesting people in very odd situations. Some have become close friends. In 1994 I lost my high paying job at the post office and was forced to take a job at the mall selling shoes for minimum wage. I…


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The Mother from Milagrosa

Willie and I visited Colombia for our second time in September 2015. We returned to Medellin where my oldest friend now lived with his wife and young daughter. Although we came here to escape Canada’s winter, it was more to be with my friend who had isolated himself from…

willie in malaga spain


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Awoken through the eyes of a dog

We spent a winter away from home in a city named Malaga on the southern coast of Spain. We decided to go to the warmest area and for winter it was perfect. It was sunny every day except for one and we spent almost all of our time on…

willie loves the graffiti of Granada spain


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Willie loves the Graffiti of Granada Spain

Willie and I spent a week in Granada Spain. We heard from so many that this city was THE place to see in Spain. Many tourists were here to visit the Alhambra palace, but the most memorable part for us had to have been the brilliant street art everywhere.

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willie with the orphans in medellin colombia that he supportsThe Where is Willie Foundation is supporting orphans in Ukraine and Colombia.
Feeding the Hungry
Yoriko helps hand out food to homeless and displaced Venezuelan familiesWillie’s #FeedTheStreet program provides food to displaced families and the homeless in Ukraine and Colombia.
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