Reblog: Lake Titikaka and the Uros on their floating Islands

I saw a documentary once about a group of indigenous peoples who literally built their islands, their homes, out of reeds.  The Uru or Uros are indigenous to the area of Peru and Bolivia and live on islands in the shared Lake Titicaca.  Currently, they live on approximately 120 man-made floating islands in the lake, […]

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Día de los Muertos – Nov 2

While many around the world celebrated Halloween on Wednesday (Oct 31), in Mexico and (by people of Mexican heritage throughout the world) a different but somewhat related festival takes place today: Día de los Muertos. (Day of the Dead) In some parts of Mexico, children do incorporate the more American tradition of Halloween into Día […]

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Reblog: Unexplored Guatemala- Accidentally East

Guatemala, just south of Mexico, is the home to many awe inspiring Mayan ruins and a people descended from a rich heritage and gripping history.  If you plan to visit Guatemala you’d probably have half a mind to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal to experience first hand the remnants of a great civilization.  Maybe […]

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REBLOG: Activities and Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15.  Why those dates?  Well, it’s a significant time of year for several Latin American countries.  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence on September 15.  Meanwhile, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18 […]

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Reblog: Latinx Heritage Month 2018, Part II: New & Upcoming Releases

Hispanic Heritage Month or Latin Heritage Month is recognised in the United States from September 15 through October 15.  During this month the importance of the Latino/Hispanic presence in North America is celebrated. One way to celebrate culture is through literature and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense has created a list of new and upcoming releases […]

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Reblog: Day Trip to Diverse Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

Again while bloghopping I was thrilled to come across gorgeous photos and a very interesting post by Image Earth Travel on Valparaíso. Just 120 km northwest of Chile’s capital, Santiago, is the major city, seaport, and educational center (home to 7 universities) of Valparaíso. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Valparaíso has been […]

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Reblog: In Pictures- A Lazy Novice’s Guide To Birding In Central America

While bloghopping I came across some gorgeous Central American birds.  Over at Home is a Feeling, Rachel has been posting about her Central American travels.  She also did a post about her adventures in bird watching and her advice on how to make the best of the experience.  Please do check out her post for […]

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Reblog: Smartphones: Say Yes!

  Educators and parents have been debating technology use for a long time now.  I don’t think that debate will come to an end any time soon.  One area where you might be tempted to say “no phones allowed” is in the classroom.  That might have been my first instinct as a teacher as well.  […]

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Reblog: In Cuzco’s Historic Streets, a Search for Inca Walls

  Some travellers have a gift for telling you about their journeys and making you feels as though you’re experiencing it right along with them.  Latin America Confidential writer Janus2 is one such storyteller.  I absolutely adored reading his post on the mix of ancient and modern in Cuzco’s streets, where one can party in […]

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