Hola (hello) and bienvenida (welcome) to survival Spanish. Here are a few tips to get you through your next visit to Latin America!
I see it over and over again… a tourist arrives in Cusco and gazes in delight at the woman dressed in brightly colored native dress leading a llama. “Wow! Peru is magical! The people are so friendly! I never want to leave!”
When it comes to craftsmanship, Peru is particularly known for its weavings, especially in the Andes. With a culture that is so closely tied to raising llamas and alpacas, it stands to reason that weavings incorporating wool from these animals would be a staple, both for clothing as well as for decoration.
You may not realize it but Earth Day actually first came into being as far back as 1970. While that might seem a long time for modern societies that want quick fixes and magic bullets, when compared to the history of the Peruvian Andes, it’s practically a nanosecond.
The water was dimpled by rising carp, and a breeze sprinkled flower petals onto the surface. Under the shade of a big Ficus tree it felt ten degrees cooler than on the street. Strolling the moat side walkway under the ancient fortifications is the easiest way to navigate Chiang Mai. Measuring slightly over one kilometer per side, the square moat is the fulcrum of the city’s many festive parades and processions.
Despite the fact that Peruvian cuisine has become more and more recognized in the world gastronomic scene, some of the best restaurants in Cusco offer international fare. While the local dishes are delicious, it’s well worth giving some of these tastes from other lands a try while you’re here.
Top Picks for Best Restaurants in Cusco
Billy Otter – photographer extraordinaire – peered through a window and spotted some women being painted – literally – for an opera performance. Heavy make-up, white powered faces, starched hair.
Ice climbing or skydiving? In Interlaken or Zermatt? With countless opportunities situated in a relatively small country -- and with the affordable Swiss Pass -- planning a trip to Switzerland is at once easy and overwhelming. Use this infographic to get started!
Compared to other Asian capitals, Phnom Penh, with 2.5 million people, is small and relaxed. But to a first-time visitor this Cambodian city seems hectic.
Gosh do we love Jane Austen--and fortunately for us, she wrote about a great number of places you should visit next time you're in England!