Reblog: A Week in Panama

The only time, so far, that I’ve been to Panama it was en route to Costa Rica.  I remember pressing my face almost flat against the plane’s window as I struggled to get a good view of the famed Panama Canal.  As I sat peering down at the isthmus that joins Central And South America […]

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Lovelle Drachman Quote on Travel

  Every time I find a quote I like, I try to find out at least a little about the person to whom the quote is ascribed.  When I searched for Lovelle Drachman, the only results I got were all linked to this one quote! Interesting… Anyway, I still like this quote and hope you […]

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Why History Is Important

Today’s post is a bit of an ode to a field of study dear to my heart.  As a history and politics lecturer I enjoy bringing stories alive for my students.  Here is why I believe so strongly in what I do.   History is important. The study of History is important. The knowledge of […]

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Spanglish Sunday 10

Happy Sunday!!!  Hope your day is going well. Here are some more Spanglish memes to tickle your funny bone.     Hope these made you smile at the very least! 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: Carito by Carlos Vives

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Carito by Carlos Vives.   Carlos Vives (Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo) is a Colombian singer, songwriter and actor. He began his career in the mid 1980s when he focussed on traditional vallenato and cumbia sounds.  As his career progressed and evolved he […]

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UNESCO celebrates indigenous languages

    Did you think that the Mayan language is just one language?  Think again!  Mayan is the collective name given to a linguistic family.  Today, over 35 unique Mayan languages have been recorded.  It is estimated, however, that at the beginning of colonisation there were in fact hundreds of these languages in use.  Think […]

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SPANISH LESSON 19: ¿QUÉ HORA ES? (2)

¡Hola! In our last Spanish class we looked at how to tell time.  We focussed on asking for and giving the time on the hour, quarter past the hour and half past the hour.  Today we’ll look at: minutes after the hour minutes to the hour scheduling To express other minutes after the hour (besides […]

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FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (3)

Think you know potatoes???     Chile and Peru both battle it out to be known as the birthplace of the potato.  There is, however, scientific evidence that potatoes were domesticated as early as 10,000 years ago in the High Andes of southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. Check out this link to Lima Easy to […]

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Friday Canción: Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias. Okay I have a confession… I absolutely adore Enrique Iglesias.  Lol.  Don’t think it was much of a secret!!!  Anyway, I couldn’t resist sharing another one of his musical renditions with you today.  So please enjoy […]

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