FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (8)

Chile Wine Fun Fact

Chile may be considered “New World” and the popularity of its wines may have only exploded internationally in “recent” years. However, grapevines for use in winemaking were planted hundreds of years ago. Learn about how Chilean grapevines escaped a dreaded disease in the 1800s, and how the country is thus home to some of the […]

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The Good Stuff (because there are bright spots too)

The Good Stuff and bright spots in the midst of COVID-19

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 stress, there is good stuff and bright spots to each and every day. These may be unprecedented times and we’ve all seen the worrying news reports, the statistics and the concerns for our future. We’ve also enjoyed (to some extent) the memes, the jokes and the efforts many […]

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Christmas Traditions in Latin America

Latin American Christmas Traditions in the Sun

Latino Christmas Are you ready for your Christmas celebrations? I’m slowly but surely getting there. Today, I want to share with you some Christmas traditions in Latin America. I love the charm and crisp beauty of a white Christmas. Songs and poems and even movies pay homage to that imagery, after all. While the sentiments […]

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Spanish Lesson 27: Me Gusta

Me Gusta: Expressing likes and dislikes in Spanish

Hola mis amigos, ¿Están listos? Are you ready for another Spanish lesson?  Today we’re all about love! Well, liking really… but we can love too.  I’m going to teach you how to express your pleasure/ delight at something. First, let’s look at the verb Gustar. Gustar literally translates to: “To be pleasing to” | Note […]

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Feliz Día de Muertos

Feliz dia de los muertos

Day of the Dead celebrations centre around the belief that, for this day, the souls of beloved departed can return.  It is a belief that is steeped in tradition, history, religion and culture and is another example of the syncretism that bound new and old world values together.  Although celebrations to honour souls of the […]

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Spanglish Sunday 16

Buenos días, It’s been ages since I’ve checked in with a new blog post over here.  I’ve been having a crazy first half of my new semester and the days just don’t seem to have enough hours! I’m hoping to get back to more regular posting soon and thought it would be great to pick […]

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