Browsing Category : AMERICAS

TASTE OF PERUVIAN WINE

By MARINA

As you know, among Latin American countries, Argentine and Chile are world famous wine producers. But there’re other counties where people can cultivate grapes. Think about the geographical features. Peru has as a similar climate as Chile, so they have a big potential in order to produce good quality wine. Most vineyards are located on the central coast, around Pisco and Ica. And guide…

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EXHIBITION: “CANTEROS” DIEGO OLIVER

By MARINA

Arequipa is known as “White City”. Because the city center was built in volcanic sillar rock, whose color is almost white or pink. The contrast between white buildings and blue sky is so beautiful and it made me refreshed.   Walking the street, I encountered one exhibit, named “CANTEROS”.  Canteros (Spanish vocabulary) means quarrymen, and Diego Oliver pointed his camera at the subjects. I’ve never imagine…

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TRIBUTE TO CHE

By MARINA

Even if you don’t know who he is, I confirmed that everyone have heard his name once before. Or you might recognize his face unintentionally. Because the young wear a T-shirt emblazoned with a cool bearded guy and his portrait is put up in some shops. This man is Che Guevara.    On October 9th, 1967, Che was killed by…

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MUSIC: CAROLINA PELERITTI

By MARINA

I went to the concert of Carolina Peleritti in Tokyo. She came to see us all the way from her hometown, Argentina. She was a poplar actress and a fashion model before, and now became one of the most important singers in her country. As embarrassing as this is to say, I didn’t have any information about her. But having heard her…

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RECIPE: SPICY MACA GAZPACHO

By MARINA

There’re many tomato based soups in the world. Among those soups, Gazpacho is one of my favorites. This cold soup is a classic of Spanish cuisine and it originated in the southern region of Andalusia. This is especially good in summer, because it’s refreshing and cool. I got Maca Powder in Peru, so I add this superfood to my special Gazpacho recipe. I think this spicy…

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RECIPE: MACA GUACAMOLE

By MARINA

I love Mexican Food. I love avocado. I often make Guacamole in my house, because it’s easy to prepare, good for beer, and yummy. I got Maca Powder in Peru, so I add this to Guacamole. As you know, avocado is good for health and beauty. Maca may promote those effects. Recipe is quite a simple, but may give sufficient satisfactions to…

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RECIPE: HOT CHOCOLATE WITH SUPERFOOD

By MARINA

Hot chocolate is not just a delicious drink, but a healthy drink. It has been consumed to treat ailments and to meditate for centuries. Drinking chocolate has a long history, In deed, ancient Mesoamerican people consume the cacao for a nutritional purpose. In this time the cacao was valuable and consecrated. It was used not only for a medical purpose, but a religious and financial…

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DISASTER AND VIEQUES

By MARINA

Do you know Vieques? After U.S. Navy withdrew from this island in 2003, here became one of popular travel destinations in Puerto Rico. 30 minutes flight from San Juan takes you to this island. Beautiful beach heals you and a big sunshine makes you energetic.    I visited Vieques on Dec 2017. It’s just two moths after a disaster. The category 5…

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VIEQUES AND ITS CHALLENGES

By MARINA

Vieques Island lies about 13 km east of the Puerto Rican mainland. The name “Vieques” comes from the Taino Indian word “bieke (small island)”. Bioluminescent bay and unspoiled nature are popular among visitors, there’s less tourist rush here  than in Culebra Island. Maybe the reasons are as follows: scattered tourists spots, no world-famous beaches, its political background etc. Thanks to those factors, we…

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