In the Americas

From New Amsterdam to New York

20/11/2015 11:46
Dutch attempts to settle in the New World were not crowned with overwhelming success. Apart from a territory in the Amazon South America, Surinam, retained until 1975 and some Caribbean islands in the Lesser Antilles, others were various adventures and curious anecdotes. Some with...

Boston The Ubiquitous Rider

21/11/2012 10:56
Over all these years I’ve been in several prisons. Also in some of the most prestigious western universities: the Sorbonne, Cambridge, Berkeley. I must clarify that I have never overnight in any of them ... nor in any of the first. Once, visiting family in Boston I was even in Harvard. Walking the...

San Francisco

06/11/2012 11:30
The great Enrico Caruso acted that night. He sang Don Jose in the representation of Bizet‘s Carmen in the Grand Opera House of San Francisco. I don’t want to set up wrong links, but about six hours later, on the April 18, 1906, morning, the city collapsed. Literally. The centre gave way and sank...

Havana and Cadiz: Twin Cities

15/10/2012 11:37
Havana and Cadiz seem rather more than twins, as they are reflected in a mirror called Atlantic. Some have said Cadiz is Havana but with a little bit more of gracefulness. Despite the age of the three times millenary tartessian Ghadir and the relative youth of San Cristóbal de la Habana, the...

An Island in the Caribbean

10/10/2012 08:40
- Mi amol, cómo eres! De verdad que te quiero. Me gustas mi amol. The mulata was trying to unzip my pants. For every two buttons she succeeded to open I only managed to button again just one. She wanted to make it with me  and I - Einstein said that human stupidity knows no bounds - I...

A Caribbean Sweet Little History

26/09/2012 10:39
The bottom of a small glass, as those made for a short coffee with some drops of any good spirit, covered with red sugar cane unrefined. No more than a teaspoon. Add a slice of lime, preferably of those wonderful, small, less bitter, that grows up in the Caribbean. Slowly stirred in order to mix...

The Country of the God of the Rain

05/09/2012 12:41
Since immemorial years the Fourth Sun, Nahui-Atl, had given way to the Fifth, Nahui-Ollin, in the place where the gods were born, Teotihuacan, the culture that permeated and spread Mesoamerica for hundreds of years and widely would influence peoples who followed them: Toltec, Mixtec, Mexica… Inin...

The Temple of the Sun

29/08/2012 13:32
Lima is at sea level. Cuzco is not. It’s more than eleven thousand feet above. The consequence, arriving to the second one on a direct flight between both cities, is to have nearly guaranteed to get soroche, the altitude sickness. It’s recommended, at least in the first hours from arrival, not to...

Montevideo

23/08/2012 20:33
From the popular beach of Pocitos it’s almost perceptible to the eye what could be an endless reflection extending from the opposite bank of the River of the Plata. Since Buenos Aires is always more. More wide and big, more populated, more busy ... but from this shore, Montevideo despite being...

...y todo a media luz*

23/08/2012 20:32
               - Boooooluuuuudooooo!!, ¿pero como manejás?!!!  Shouted like I was crazy, poking my head out of the car window. Another car overtaking us on our left side in the roundabout began to cut us off. My friend Jorge was the driver, and certainly...
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