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Venezuela’s Natural Beauty: Región Oriental Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

“Oriente” in Venezuelan speak is still today synonymous with flavorful fish dishes, delicious musical rhythms, and holidays on the beaches of any of the five states constituting what is known as “Región Oriental”, lit. Eastern Region: Anzoátegui, Monagas, Sucre, Nueva Esparta and Delta Amacuro. This eco-region is recognized by its eye-catching coasts, relaxing spots, and…

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Venezuela’s Natural Beauty: Región Capital Posted by on Mar 23, 2021

In unprecedented times like these, with lockdown and transportation restrictions making all kinds of travel very difficult for all, it is still a real challenge to just forgo being an avid tourist traversing the world in search of new places and adventures. So, it is my pleasure to use my blog to bring you closer…

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Recipe of Venezuelan cachitos de jamón Posted by on Apr 23, 2020

At these times of uncertainty and self-isolation, many people have discovered new passions to keep them busy, and making your own bread has become a new trend—if social media is to be believed. Now, if you want to go the extra mile on the art of bread making, you can try this recipe that I…

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Spanish Words that Defined 2019 Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

As I was looking around the website of the Real Academia Española or RAE, I came across a very interesting news item about the Spanish words that defined 2019. In this post, I will explore some of the words and include information as to why these were picked. La selección The words that defined 2019 were…

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Amarillo, azul y rojo: The Meaning Behind Three South American Flags Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

Have you ever wondered why the banderas (flags) of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela are so alike? In this blog I’ll dust off the history books to tell you why. Back in the 18th century, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela (as well as certain parts of today’s Peru, Guyana, and Brazil) were unificados into one huge nation…

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Venezuelan Spanish and the Plethora of Colloquialisms Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

Languages are much more than what books teach us. For example, English offers a more picturesque repertoire than just OK, no problem, or the well-known “f-word”. Similarly, Spanish—and Venezuelan Spanish in this case—has a colorful lexicon that, if used by a non-native, makes you sound more natural and closer to other speakers. In that sense…

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The creepiest Venezuelan horror folktales Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

Horror stories abound in our world. And Venezuela seethes with peculiar tales that form part of its folklore for frightening all kind of listeners, no matter their age. In this post you’ll read Venezuela’s most popular folktales that will certainly give you chills. Although there are different versions of each legend, in this post I’ll…

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