Reblog: Are You Fluent In Spanish?

Hi, How are you this lunes? Today I’m introducing you to Sherica, who blogs over at Queen of My Blessed Home.  She asked me to share her language learning post with you and I think you’ll find it inspiring and practical too.  It’s all about her journey to learn Spanish.  Sometimes, it’s very useful to […]

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A story of one school’s efforts to assist young people fleeing violence in Central America

The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.  It is staffed by talented and committed reporters and editors who collect data, research and stories from classrooms around the U.S. and share them with the public. Their ultimate goal is to explain how education can be improved and why it matters.  As […]

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Highlighting Dali Rivera- an Anti-Bullying & Diversity Educator

One of the purposes of my blog is to create a deeper understanding of a region and multi-culture that I love.  For sure, I don’t know all of it and I enjoy each experience or article or conversation that brings new understanding of this very diverse region.  However, very often when we don’t understand someone […]

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Reblog: Mexican Conservatism

I think I have found a kindred spirit in La Historiadora.  As a former Latin American history scholar and life long learner, she’s putting her knowledge to use by sharing some interesting stories about Mexico’s past.  I suggest you head over to her site and follow if you’re interested in finding out more about Mexican […]

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Reblog: Horses, Me and the Andes

I introduced you to Laurie, a while ago when she told us all about the Ecuadorian guitar making village of San Bartolome.  I have to say, I’m loving visiting Ecuador vicariously through Laurie but she’s making my South American bucket longer and longer every stop I make at her site, Life On This Side. Today […]

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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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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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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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Día de las Velitas and other Christmas Traditions in Colombia

  On the night of December 7, every year in Columbia, across towns, cities and country-sides, people go into the streets filling them with lights… millions of candles, in fact.  This is how they celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the virgin Mary. It is a very colourful affair. Multicoloured candles and lanterns […]

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Reblog: Birthing Music by Laurie Paternoster

We’re well and properly into the last month of the year.  For many, the Christmas preparations have already begun.  I’ve made a few tentative strides in that area myself, my boys would allow no less.  The tree is up, the crèche is out, the Advent calendar is on countdown and, of course, the excitement is […]

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