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La Feria De Alasitas: La Paz, Bolivia

La Feria De Alasitas: La Paz, Bolivia

Ekeko: The Demanding God One of Bolivia’s most unusual fiestas is the Feria de Alasitas, held in La Paz in the last week of January, when large areas of the […]
Social Protest In Latin America

Social Protest In Latin America

Part Of The Fabric Of Latin American Life Everywhere I go in Latin America I see social protest. Manifestaciones… huelgas… And I know that makes a lot of North Americans […]
Don't Be A Borracho

Don’t Be A Borracho

Getting super drunk is just so NOT the thing to do in South America. Sure, people party til 6am midweek, but they do it nursing one Fernet & Coke, Mojito, […]
Carnaval - South America's Annual Party

Carnaval – South America’s Annual Party

Five Interesting Carnaval Stories from Five Countries Getting Ready to Give It Up Did you know? The word “carnival” derives (most likely) from the latin words for “farewell to meat” […]
Pink Flamingos on Ice?

Pink Flamingos on Ice?

When I think Flamingo…I think Don Johnson and the Miami Vice opening sequence. I certainly do NOT think of an icy cold desert tundra landscape with eardrum-shattering whistling winds — […]
Sampling the Sounds of South America

Sampling the Sounds of South America

South American music encompasses the styles and rhythms that are at the heart of the continent’s culture. Originating primarily in the region in and around the Andes Mountains, the music […]
Oh Yeah....Salteña Time!

Oh Yeah….Salteña Time!

It’s no secret…I love to eat. Any meal of the day. Any time of the day. Or night. My all time favorite meal is a long, leisurely late lunch accompanied […]