Browsing Category : AMERICAS

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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LA HIGUERA AND CHE GUEVARA

By MARINA

La Higuera is a very small village in Bolivia, and is situated 60 km of Vallegrande. I was not easy to get here. The bumpy and narrow mountain roads seem to continue eternally, and the taxi rattled for three hours.    There was a clear reason why I came to this idyllic place. Most of the people may not be able…

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DISCOVER BOTERO’S WORLD

By MARINA

  MEET BOTERO AND HIS MASTERPIECES When I see Botero’s artworks, a sudden smile flashes on my face. Maybe it’s because the figures are unpolished or because they seem to be imbalanced. And his artworks usually tell me something coolly, seriously or ironically. The more I get to know about political and social situations of Colombia, the more I can enjoy his masterpieces. So…

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FERNANDO BOTERO: AN ARTISTIC GENIUS OF LATIN AMERICA

By MARINA

I studied Spanish as a thrid language when I was in school. Thanks to my teacher, I could learn not only its grammar but get much information about Latin American. And I got interested in its culture. Needless to say, it is impossible to integrate their various cultures into one. So I decided traveling to each country.   In May 2011, I made a journey to Colombia.…

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