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La campaña de donativos Perú Da La Mano, impulsada por el Grupo RPP y en alianza Caritas del Perú y la Municipalidad de San Isidro, ha acumulado más de 200 toneladas en ayuda humanitaria para los afectados por las lluvias e inundaciones en el país. Empresas peruanas como Incasur, San Miguel y Mi Farma han apoyado con toneladas de víveres de primera … Continuar leyendo "Campaña ‘Perú da la mano’ ayuda a las poblaciones afectadas por las inundaciones"
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Yesterday we spent all day at the beach in Santander, in northern Spain, where we will be staying for two more days. Today we did something incredible.  A bus with a guide picked us up from our little hotel in the morning. We were going to see the Altamira Caves, seventeen caves filled with drawings […]

La Tomatina

I met a nice girl from New Orleans today while we were all checking into the hotel. Her name is Michelle and we are both soooooo excited to be in Spain. It seemed we had a lot in common, so I asked if she wanted to be my roomie for our time in Spain. People […]

Today I went to Logroño, a beautiful city in northwestern Spain. Janet went with me and drove all the way to Logroño (about 5 hours). When we got there, we were both starving, so we stopped at a little restaurant. The waiter, Miguel, served us tortilla (Spanish omelet with potatoes and onions), chorizo (Spanish sausage), […]

Valencia

Our really hot guide, Señor Alcoz, met us outside the hotel at 8:00am this morning. Soon after, the tour bus arrived. Some of my classmates were still half-asleep! “¡Buenos días! ¡Su atención, por favor!” –our really hot guide said on the bus’ microphone. (Yes, I’m going to keep referring to him as our really hot […]

El Rastro

I woke up early this morning and had hot chocolate and churros for breakfast.  Churros are fried-dough pastry-based snacks in the shape of sticks that Spaniards usually have with hot chocolate. I loved them! I had to eat a lot to get full, but it was well worth the calories. I got a little sleepy […]

Before arriving in Madrid, I had set in my mind to go see a painting that I have loved ever since I saw it in my art history book. The name of the piece is El Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Guernica is the name of a town in Spain that was destroyed during the Spanish […]

Diana and Rita

Relationship:

Aunt and Niece

Ages:

15 and 29

Origin:

Lawrenceville, NJ

Team Motto:

There is no I in TEAM. "We have been to all kinds of Latin restaurants along the east coast. From Maine to Florida, we've eaten at restaurants that are famous—and not so famous! Imagine how many more flavors we will taste around the world."

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Tim and Mack

Relationship:

Grandfather and Grandson

Ages:

15 and 62

Origin:

San Fracisco, CA

Team Motto:

Be the change you want to see in the world. "Traveling and meeting nwe people is what interests us most about these challenges. Now we can do both! And Spanish will help us in our travels throughout the Americas."

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Tess and Patricia

Relationship:

Mother and Daughter

Ages:

16 and 47

Origin:

San Antonio, TX

Team Motto:

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! "We are nature lovers, and we enjoy animals, the outdoors, ans discovering rare species. Thankfully, we can share in theses adventures together. We can't wait to discover all the new places and animals our desafíos have to offer."

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Andy and Janet

Relationship:

Brother and Sister

Ages:

17 and 25

Origin:

Atlanta, GA

Team Motto:

Work hard, play hard! "Many of our favorite Latino artists have CDs in Spanish as well as in English. We would love to learn Spanish better to be able to sing all of their songs. Our mom, the music teacher, would be so proud."

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Eva and Ethan

Ages:

17 and 18

Hometown:

Chula Vista, CA

Interests:

technology, science, writing, guitar

Description:

Eva started learning Spanish in middle school, but Ethan didn’t start until 10th grade, They both love the language, though, especially Hispanic literature. After they graduate, they can’t wait to travel to all the places they’ve read about.

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Daniel and Michelle

Ages:

17 and 17

Hometown:

Tallahassee, FL

Interests:

traveling, art, cooking

Description:

Daniel is Mexican-American, and he grew up hearing Spanish at home, but he didn’t start studying it until two years ago. Now he loves learning about other Hispanic cultures, especially by trying the food! Michelle started her study of Spanish just a few years ago, but she has learned very quickly. She wants to study art history, and she dreams of being a curator at the Prado or the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.

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Asha and Lucas

Ages:

16 and 17

Hometown:

New York, NY

Interests:

music, soccer, nature, basketball

Description:

After living in many parts of the world, Ethan knew a little bit of Spanish when he started studying it in the 8th grade. He wants to use his Spanish skills while working as an engineer specializing in sustainable development in Latin America. Asha has been studying Spanish since kindergarten, and every year she travels to Guatemala to do a service project in rural areas.

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Andy, Tess, Diana and Tim

Ages:

15, 16 and 17

Description:

"They are the Fans del Español veterans, they have been all over and will be advising the current characters on their own adventures, see their Bios on the Countries and Regions characters page."

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