Mexico is the home of fascinating cultures, unique gastronomy, and incredible landscapes.
It’s one of the most productive countries in Latin America, and the booming tourism industry makes it the third most visited country in the world.
Mexico has a captivating history and is known for being one of the 17 Megadiverse Countries in the World—due to the vast variety of wildlife...Read More
Honduras is the second-largest country in Central America. It amazes visitors with its stunning beauty and biodiversity. Outdoorsy types and nature lovers enjoy exploring the pristine Caribbean beaches, bird-watching near lakes and in jungles, and venturing through the tropical rainforests of Honduras.
This intriguing country about the size of Tennessee is full of Mayan culture, friendly...Read More
Although there have been 11 female presidents in Latin America, Violeta Chamorro was the first one to be democratically elected.
Born on October 18, 1929, Violeta Barrios Torres—better known as Violeta Chamorro—is a Nicaraguan politician who served as president of the country from 1990 to 1997.
Latin American politics were especially difficult in the late 20th century. Despite the...Read More
In a way, the history of Belize is widely different from that of the rest of Latin American countries.
This small country was never conquered by the Spanish—it was first a refuge for pirates and then became part of the British Empire.
This situation alone makes Belize a unique case in the continent, and one of the most enigmatic countries in the Americas.
The most iconic and representative monument of Mexico is the Angel of Independence in Mexico City. It is one of the must-visit places if you ever come to CDMX.
The Mexican landmark is a column topped with a golden-winged Victory holding a laurel crown and a broken chain. Different bronze statues surround the column along with allegorical phrases. It is the favorite spot for locals to...Read More
Traditional Mexican folk art is a colorful and creative reflection of Mexican culture through handcrafts or artesanías. They are a blend of native and Hispanic art traditions that continue to inhabit local homes as objects for daily use or decoration purposes.
Today, Mexican folk art is an essential part of the Mexican identity and indigenous tradition. Tourists feel attracted to them for...Read More
The quinceañera tradition is one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Latin America.
This unique tradition is also known as:
los quince años – fifteen yearslos quinces – the fifteenla fiesta de quince años – the fifteen year party
The birthday girl is la quinceañera (the one who is fifteen). Keep reading to learn about this magical celebration!
Origins of...Read More
While in the U.S. people celebrate Columbus Day in October, in Latin American countries we celebrate the Día de la Raza.
This celebration has a little bit (ok, a lot) of controversy around it, and it’s important to approach it with an open mind to different points of view and with a willingness to learn about other cultures’ historic experiences.
Keep reading to learn...Read More
What characterizes Puerto Rico is its distinctive location. It is an ideal place for trade, which has made it a target for foreign conquest for many centuries.
Join me as I explore the fascinating history of this valuable land and the intriguing culture they have to offer.
History of a Profitable Land
As a part of the West Indies, Puerto Rico has a complicated history of battles for...Read More
UNESCO (United Nations Education Science and Culture Organization) has 3 World Heritage Sites in Guatemala.
The Tikal ruins in PeténThe Quiriguá ruins in IzabalAntigua Guatemala in Sacatepéquez
If you’ve ever had a conversation about Guatemala you’ve probably mentioned or heard of them, given they are the most renowned places in the country.
Join me as I explore the 3...Read More