The idea of Pulserita Viajera (The Traveling Bracelet) dates back to the days that we spent in Mana, one of the islands of Fiji. When visited one of the tribes there, we started to play the “Girotondo” (a typical game played with children in Italy) with some of the kids.
We enjoyed to interact with them, and later when we traveled in Southeast Asia, we really felt the need for a more intimate connection with all those kids we met on the road. We wanted something more than just saying hello, waving, smiling and taking pictures of them. This was the moment when the idea of Pulserita Viajera was finally born. We started to make simple colorful bracelets made of cotton thread and we gave these bracelets as presents to the children we met on our travels.
Seeing the joy in the eyes of the children when we gave them a Pulserita Viajera, we immediately understood that this was an idea that worked and we found just the way of communication with them that we had been looking for. We have been doing this since then, and we have had so many happy moments of making children smile by our Pulserita Viajera. In this section of the blog, we will present you many of these happy Pulserita Viajera moments that we lived on the road. Here comes the first one:
When we went to Siem Reap in Cambodia, apart from visiting the majestic temples of Angkor Wat, we also went by bike to discover the surrounding villages. As in most places in Cambodia, people greeted us in every corner and we smiled back. In front of one of the houses, we saw a bunch of kids cheering at us. We got off our bikes and approached the kids timidly. It was our first Pulserita Viajera moment and we already gave at least ten bracelets to the kids.
In the near future, we will share with you in our blog these happy moments of giving these Pulserita Viajera bracelets to kids around the world, and at the same time we would like to invite you to join the #pulseritaviajera movement! All those of you who travel around, just carry some cotton thread with you and make your own bracelets! Remember that it does not have to be a very sophisticated one, if it is colorful, the kids will love that! We assure you that once you start doing it, giving Pulserita Viajera to kids is addictive!
If you take a picture of the kids with your Pulserita Viajera (or the moment you give it to them), send it to us with very brief description of where, when and how it was taken. We will publish it in our blog with a link to your blog and/or your social media pages.
We hope to recollect many of your wonderful Pulserita Viajera moments in our blog, so we are looking forward to receiving your photos!