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South America's Most Romantic Places

South America’s Most Romantic Places

South America is synonymous with love. I say that not just because I love this continent so much. Greeting each other with kisses, passionate dancing and open expressions of sympathy […]
10 Things to Know Before Moving to Ecuador

10 Things to Know Before Moving to Ecuador

So congratulations! If you are reading this article then you have either already decided or are soon to make up your mind to go for it and take the Ecuador […]
What Would Jesus Do?

What Would Jesus Do?

The Best Cup of Coffee I Have Ever Had In the heart of Colombia’s Eje Cafetero (literally, “Axis of Coffee”), in the idyllic town of Salento, I found what is […]
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 […]
What Are Sugar Skulls?

What Are Sugar Skulls?

And How Are They Used? Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo […]
What Are Alebrijes?

What Are Alebrijes?

The Fantastical Mexican Creatures Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the […]