Spanish Culture and Language

Santa or the 3 Wise Guys?

In the United States, St. Nick is a national obsession. His likeness is big business; tree ornaments, droopy red hats, pajamas, sweaters and bath mats stamped with his image. Most recently he’s been turning up as  inflatable outdoor decorations! Why is Santa so central to winter giving traditions in the United States? Let’s talk a […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Let’s Talk Cinema

Cine, Spanish for cinema, is one of my favorite pastimes. Movies are a great introduction to culture, language and history of another region. Director Carlos Saura’s, Carmen, was a key inspiration for my website’s title, Fake Flamenco. The passion I saw in the dancing of the classic opera’s retelling scorched my eyelashes. Latin culture, art […]

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travel

Artisan Earrings

Summer break from seriousness… Earrings are a key part of my personal style. I love finding jewelry with unique looks and materials when I travel. My ear bob souvenirs fit well in my travel bag. They aren’t fragile as pottery or as big as a painting. Earrings from open-air markets and small shops in Spain […]

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En español

Ensayos sobre América Latina y España por la Supergringa Rebecca

Hola Amigos, Les ofrezco mis escrituras humildes sobre los países hispanohablantes que tuve la suerte de visitar. Hablo de cultura, idioma, encuentros sociales, la política y la economía. A pesar de estudiar el castellano por varias décadas, los errores gramaticales míos persiguen… Disculpa. Hablo de mi corazón a los suyos, buscando un intercambio de ideas […]

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