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Isabel Mendoza nació en Cali (Colombia) una ciudad famosa por la alegría y el ambiente festivo de sus ciudadanos. Los colombianos llaman a Cali “la sucursal del cielo” y una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de...
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Anne Smieszny Silva is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a synchronized swimmer for eight years. She began learning Spanish in middle school. She earned Bachelor’s degrees with Honors from the Ohio State...
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Patricia Acosta is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where at age 8 she began to show her passion for education by teaching math to her (often unwilling) friends, classmates, neighbors and pets with the help...
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Mario A. Nuñez loves Madrid… and when in Madrid, he does what the Madrileños do…eat tapas “con locura”! Somehow he also finds time to go to the museums and cultural sites…
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Angela Padron is originally from Freehold, New Jersey where she grew up in a bicultural household. She had the best of both worlds learning about her mother’s English heritage and her father’s...
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María Treviño loves to travel. Visiting Spanish-speaking countries brings her greatest satisfaction. It’s impossible for her to choose one location as each city has its own special attraction. She loves to...
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Evelyn Silva nació en la pequeña y hermosa ciudad de Cienfuegos, situada en el centro-sur de la isla de Cuba. Amante del olor del mar y del sonido de las olas al chocar con los muros, Evelyn emigró a...
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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Jul 22 Las Cataratas del Iguazú - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Cataratas del Iguazu

Las Cataratas del Iguazú

Evelyn Silva

Las Cataratas del Iguazú fueron descubiertas por Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca en 1541. El cronista español las describió de esta manera:

"[...] donde da el agua en lo bajo de la tierra tan grande golpe que de muy lejos se oye, y la espuma del agua, como cae con tanta fuerza, sube en lo alto dos lanzas y más [...]”

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Jul 11 Isla de Pascua, Chile - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Isla de Pascua

La Isla de Pascua en Chile

Evelyn Silva

En nuestra serie, Las maravillas naturales de América Latina, visitamos el desierto de sal de Uyuni en Bolivia y vistamos el glaciar Perito Moreno en Santa Cruz, Argentina.  Este mes los llevaremos a visitar otros lugares que impresionan a los viajeros por su belleza natural. Hoy visitaremos la isla de Pascua, ubicada en el extremo sur del continente  en el océano Pacífico. La isla de Pascua es la isla más grande que compone el grupo de la Polinesia pero pertenece al territorio continental de Chile.  A pesar de poseer una belleza natural incuestionable, la isla de Pascua es uno de los destinos turísticos favoritos del mundo entero debido al misterio y la permanente incógnita que envuelven a un grupo de estatuas gigantescas localizadas en el Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, declarado patrimonio de la humanidad por la Unesco en 1995.

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Jul 07 Una tradición navarra... - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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San Fermin

 

Evelyn Silva

El mes de julio trae el calor agradable y la brisa nocturna del verano. Mientras muchos deciden vacacionar cerca del mar y aprovechar cada rayito de sol, otros toman sus maletas y viajan a Europa para conocer, vivir y disfrutar de una de las tradiciones españolas más antiguas, los Sanfermines. 

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Jun 30 The “Carnaval de negros y blancos” in Pasto, Colombia - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Parade VI

Anne Silva

If you are thinking of visiting South America next year, and you find yourself in Colombia in early January, you MUST make your way to the far south of the country, to the tiny city of Pasto, for the Carnaval de negros y blancos. It’s a chance to experience some wild, amazing traditions in a little-known place, all while behaving like a mischievous 12-year-old boy with a bag full of water balloons.

Colombia in early January, you MUST make your way to the far south of the country, to the tiny city of Pasto, for the Carnaval de negros y blancos. It’s a chance to experience some wild, amazing traditions in a little-known place, all while behaving like a mischievous 12-year-old boy with a bag full of water balloons.

Getting there is just the beginning of a thrilling few days: The city is located high in the mountains, about an hour and a half from the border with Ecuador. I swear that the airstrip you land on is about as long as my driveway, and the most terrifying thing is that it’s located on a mountain plateau, so when you are 30 seconds from landing and look out the window, there is NO GROUND UNDERNEATH YOU. But no worries… the pilot can indeed see the ground, I assume.

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