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On The Tip of Our Tongue (But We Prefer It Inside Our Bellies)

From the pinnacle of the panhandle to the banks of the Rio Grande, Texans have since their infancy been inextricably connected (like it or not) to the Spanish language.  Whether by the fortified walls of San Antonio de Valero (known to gringos far and wide as “the Alamo”) or the aforementioned river that shares our [...]

Dia de Todos Santos: All Saints Day

Festival of Kites Last year I went to the Festival of Kites in Sumpango to experience how people celebrate All Saints Day here in Guatemala. The Festival of Kites held both in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez requires months of preparation. Groups begin as early as 2 months in advance constructing the gigantic kites that are put [...]

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