ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, FOOD, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL, Uncategorized, VENEZUELA

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: L-Z

Here’s the second instalment of my brief Latin American food guide – this time L-Z.  It has been a bit more challenging to come up with a food for every letter here and I allowed myself some liberty.  I’ve enjoyed compiling the guide, I hope you enjoy reading.  Lechón: It’s hard to beat roast pork, […]

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CENTRAL AMERICA, HONDURAS, PHOTOGRAPHY

LAGARTIJA

I was lucky to see this creature basking in the sun at Copan Ruins in Honduras.  Incidentally lagartija (lizard) is one of my favourite words in Spanish – has a great sound to it.  Actually there are other creatures from the natural world with great sounding names in Spanish.  Murciélago (bat) and luciérnaga (firefly) are […]

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BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets […]

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CENTRAL AMERICA, GUATEMALA, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

TWO MAM MEN

I love the small towns of Latin America and one of my favourites is Todos Santos Cuchumatán in the western highlands of Guatemala.  The surrounding mountain scenery is spectacular, the air crisp and fresh and the culture of the Mam people is well preserved in town.  Virtually all the native inhabitants of the village wear […]

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