ALCOHOL, BRAZIL, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, TRANSLATION, Uncategorized

BRAZIL´S BELOVED CACHACA TURNS 500 WITHOUT CRACKING THE WORLD MARKET (TRANSLATION)

Below is a translation from the Portuguese of an article from Brazilian newspaper Folha de  São Paulo.  The article was written by Tatiana Freitas.  This is actually my first ever translation from Portuguese, a language that I don´t actually know as such but can largely understand – at least in its written form – because […]

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SKETCH, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL, URUGUAY

URUGUAYAN TIMES

A few years ago I spent around four days, if I remember correctly, camping at the Club de Pescadores (Fisherman’s Club) in the western Uruguayan town of Paysandú. I was there for the renowned semana de la cerveza which sounds a whole lot more civilized than ‘beer week’. Each day followed a similar pattern. I […]

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ART, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL

NIÑOS BOGOTANOS (BOGOTÁ BOYS)

In late May I spent an afternoon in central Bogota walking around the historic district of La Candelaria, eating the typical dish of bandeja paisa and drinking cerveza colombiana.  Late in the afternoon just before beginning the journey back to El Dorado International Airport I came across a mural with the smiling, laughing faces of little boys. […]

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CHILE, SOUTH AMERICA, TRANSLATION

LETTER FROM A PORTEÑA (TRANSLATION)

Chile is having a very difficult month.  At the start of the month there was the large earthquake affecting the north of the country and now the beautiful port city of Valparaiso, Chile’s bohemian cultural heart, is battling a fire that has left a death toll of 12, an estimated 2,500 destroyed homes and 11,000 […]

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