Central America’s Northern Triangle

While the vast majority of what I post on Over the Andes focuses on the beauty and positive aspects of a region I adore, there are a few negative aspects that sometimes overshadow that grandeur.  I’d like to approach this site in a similar fashion to how I approach my ‘real life’ classes where we […]

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Reblog: Hiking to Colombia’s Tallest Waterfall, “La Chorrera”

Less than one hour away from the busy cultural centre of Bogota, runs… or rather falls, the country’s tallest waterfall, La Chorrera. La Chorrera is the sixth tallest waterfall in all of Latin America and is a must see for visitors to Colombia, especially those who’d enjoy a not too arduous hike. The scenery is […]

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SPANISH LESSON 18: ¿Qué hora es?

Hola mis amigos.  Bienvenida a la clase de español. Today we’re going to talk scheduling.  Well, timing rather.  You’re going to learn how to ask for the time and give it too! So let’s jump right in. Asking for the time: ¿Qué hora es? Time is la hora in Spanish. To ask what time it […]

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SPANGLISH SUNDAY 9

Happy Sunday!!!  Hope your weekend has been treating you well. Here are some more Spanglish memes to tickle your funny bone and two new vocabulary words for you: Arriba: up tea: té       Check out my Hispani-centric Memes Pinterest Board for more jokes like these.   Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Friday Canción: La Camisa Negra by Juanes

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is La Camisa Negra by Juanes. For the last Friday Canción we were all about love and everlasting devotion to that one special person.  But what happens if the love doesn’t last?  What happens when the love becomes a poison and leaves a […]

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Mirtha Michelle’s Let’s Live A Love Story

I can’t resist a love story or a love poem.  I came across Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol while browsing poetry by Latinas.  She is an actress, writer and poet; author of the best-selling Letters, To The Men I Have Loved.  Although born in the Dominican Republic, her family moved to the United States when she […]

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Reblog: Mexico’s (Almost) Forgotten Holiday

Today is Feb. 4 and a holiday in Mexico.  Today’s holiday celebrates the declaration of the country’s Magna Carta.  The constitution was declared in 1917, seven years after the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution.  The Revolution itself would continue for a couple more decades but the declaration of this constitution marked a turning point in […]

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