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Ser más largo que un día sin pan

by Vanessa Johnson on Monday, December 17, 2018

El pan, en sus distintas variantes, es un alimento básico y un componente fundamental de la dieta humana… read more »

Longer than a day without bread

by Vanessa Johnson on Monday, December 17, 2018

Bread, in all its varieties, is a basic food and a very important component of human diets… read more »

Diez costumbres de Navidad en España

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Las fechas navideñas son tanto para los españoles, como para muchas otras personas alrededor del mundo, un tiempo para celebrar en familia. Las cenas navideñas con muchos comensales a la mesa, los villancicos y las largas veladas se transforman en el plan ideal para muchos… read more »

10 holiday traditions in Spain

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, December 13, 2018

For Spaniards, as well as for other folks around the globe, the holidays are a time to celebrate with the family. Special dinners with a lot of guests around the table, seasonal songs, and long soirées become the perfect plan for many… read more »

Estar de toma pan y moja

by Vanessa Johnson on Monday, December 10, 2018

Si alguna vez te han dicho que estás de toma pan y moja… ¡estás de enhorabuena! Es todo un piropo. Otra versión de la misma frase que quizás hayas oído también es estar para mojar pan … read more »

How to flirt by talking about bread

by Vanessa Johnson on Monday, December 10, 2018

If someone has ever told you that you estás de toma pan y moja (to take bread and dip), congratulations! That is actually a compliment. Another version of the same saying is estás para mojar pan … read more »

Spanish Ham Croquettes

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Have you ever tried the famous Spanish ham croquettes?… read more »

Croquetas españolas de jamón

by Sara Petruzzo on Thursday, November 29, 2018

¿Has probado alguna vez las famosas croquetas de jamón españolas?… read more »

¡Dale la vuelta a la tortilla!

by Sara Petruzzo on Thursday, November 22, 2018

¿Cuál es el plato más típico de toda España?… read more »

Take the Spanish tortilla out for a spin!

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, November 22, 2018

What’s the most typical Spanish food?… read more »

How October 12 Is Celebrated Around the World

by Redacción don Quijote on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christopher Columbus arrived to the Americas for the first time on October 12, 1492 . The historic event marks an important change in the course of the history of the Western world, as it lead to permanent contact between Europe and the Americas. The day is officially observed in a variety of ways and called a variety of names in much of Latin America, the US and Spain. … read more »

Cómo se celebra el 12 de octubre alrededor del mundo

by Redacción don Quijote on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cristóbal Colón llegó a América por primera vez el 12 de Octubre de 1492 . Este invento histórico marcó un importante cambio en el curso de la historia del mundo occidental y condujo a un contacto permanente entre Europa y América. Este día es oficialmente celebrado de diferentes maneras y con muchos nombres en Latinoamérica, Estados Unidos y España… read more »

No tener ni un pelo de tonto

by Sara Petruzzo on Monday, October 08, 2018

¿Te han dicho alguna vez que no tienes ni un pelo de tonto?… read more »

Not one foolish hair on your head

by Vanessa Johnson on Monday, October 08, 2018

Has anyone ever said to you, “No tienes ni un pelo de tonto” (you don’t have even one foolish hair)?… read more »

Ecuador’s Four Independence Days

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Beginning in the late 1700s, a mixture of historical events and intellectual currents lay the groundwork for a push for independence from Spain in the different corners of Latin America. The revolutions in France and the United States and the ideas of the Enlightenment, Spain’s declining international power, and the resentment harbored by the criollos (people of Spanish descent born in the Americas) against the privileges enjoyed by the peninsulares (people born in Spain living in the Americas) all factored into a tumultuous atmosphere in the Spanish colonies. This was fuel for the fire that was finally sparked in 1808 with Napoleon’s invasion of Spain and the dethroning of Spanish King Ferdinand VII… read more »

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