Querida Tess, ¿Recuerdas nuestro viaje a Perú? ¿Te acuerdas del a excursión a Nazca? Recuerdo que quedamos muy impresionadas… no sólo por las famosas líneas de Nazca, sino también por el paisaje seco y desértico. Hoy, buscando información en Internet para un trabajo para mi clase de Arte, he encontrado un video con una historia […]

¿Te gustan las tiras cómicas? ¿Cuáles son tus historietas favoritas? Yo tengo un amigo que estudia dibujo en España y quiere ser caricaturista. Él me contó que en España a las tiras cómicas se les conoce popularmente como tebeos. El nombre viene de una revista de historietas española fundada en 1917 y publicada hasta 1998, […]

Madrid, 29 de agosto de 2012 Querido Daniel: ¿Cómo estás? Espero que muy bien. Yo estoy bien, ¡Madrid me encanta! Ayer por la tarde estuve de visita en el Museo del Prado. ¿Sabías que los domingos la entrada es gratis? Vi muchos cuadros y obras interesantes. Uno de los que más me llamó la atención […]

Cuentan que entre los indios mocoretáes había un joven muy valiente llamado Igtá, que era muy buen nadador. Igtá estaba enamorado de Picazú, una hermosa muchacha,  y quería casarse con ella. Los padres de Picazú estuvieron de acuerdo y llamaron al Tuyá, el adivino de la tribu, para que consultara a la Luna. El Tuyá […]

La semana pasada fui con mis amigos a una exposición de Fernando Botero en el Museo de Bellas Artes, aquí, en Ciudad de México. La exposición se llamaba “Fernando Botero: Una celebración” y era, efectivamente, una celebración de los 80 años de vida del pintor. Antes de ir, yo pensaba que Botero solo pintaba cuadros […]

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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