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Favorite Peruvian Christmas Tradition: Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate During Christmas

 Daniel Salazar, Peru Country Manager, writes about the top three crazy things Peruvians do on Christmas. This is #1: Hot Chocolate During Christmas. #1. Hot Chocolate During Christmas Another Christmas tradition in Peru is drinking hot chocolate. Hot chocolate in Peru is made out of cacao melted with milk, and sometimes mixed with coffee and spices. Of course […]

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Peruvians “Go Crazy” on Panettone During Holiday Season

Panettone on Christmas

Daniel Salazar, Peru Country Manager, presents this list of the top three crazy things Peruvians do on Christmas. This is #2: Panettone on Christmas. #2. Peruvians love their Panettone on Christmas: For some reason Peruvians love to eat certain foods during particular times of the year or holidays. We will talk about that later. For now, all […]

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Fireworks on Christmas: A Crazy Peruvian Custom

Fireworks on Christmas

Daniel Salazar, Peru Country Manager, writes about “three crazy things Peruvians do to celebrate Christmas.” This is #3: Fireworks on Christmas. #3 Fireworks on Christmas: Everyone loves fireworks – except for dogs. You might have nice memories of fireworks on 4th of July or on your trip to Disney. That is nice, but Peruvians take fireworks to another level on […]

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“Until I come back, Lord” – A Great Quito Legend

Quito Legend

This is the sixth part to our series on Myths and Legends. Now in Ecuador, here is the legend of father Almeida, the most popular Quito legend.  One day during the colonial period in Quito, Manuel de Almeida, a catholic young man, renounced all in life to become a monk at the San Diego monastery. […]

Touring in Peru just Got a Lot Cheaper

Cheap domestic flights in Peru

Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar talks about how the arrival of a low-cost airline has opened the door for really cheap domestic flights in Peru.  Thanks to the arrival of the first low-cost airline for domestic flights in Peru, touring in Peru just got a lot cheaper. If you would like to visit Machu Picchu, you would […]

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The Rooster of Barcelos

The Rooster of Barcelos

This is the fifth part to our series on Myths and Legends. Now in Portugal, here is the legend of the rooster of Barcelos One day in a northern town of Barcelos someone stole silver from a landowner. No one knew who the thief was, but they were all eagerly looking for him. When the […]

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Immersion in Indian Culture – Sights, Smells and Spirit

Indian culture

Global Volunteers on our India Service Program remark on the many opportunities to take in Indian culture on the streets, in the classroom, and sharing conversation in a local family’s home. Our day began early to make time before breakfast to visit the flower, fruit and veggie market, the largest in all of Asia. The size […]

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Dracula Wasn’t a Bad Guy, He Was Just Misunderstood

Dracula in real life

This is the fourth part to our series on Myths and Legends. Moving to Romania, here we discuss the legend of Dracula and Dracula in real life. We have all, if not seen, at least heard of movies and novels about Dracula, the blood-sucking monster of Transylvania. This is of course one of the most […]

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Gnomes Invade a Polish City

Gnomes Invade a Polish City

This is the fourth part of our series on Myths and Legends. In this case, we present a 100% historical fact happening right now: Gnomes Invade a Polish City.  If you walk around the streets of Wroclaw, you will stumble upon little creatures doing their own thing and minding their own business. Some are guarding building, […]

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All Saints’ Day in Poland

ALL SAINTS’ DAY IN POLAND

This is the third part to our series on Myths and Legends. Here we present All Saints’ Day in Poland and what’s behind this Polish national holiday. In Poland, just as many other countries like Mexico or Peru,  All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych) or the Day of the Dead,  is a national holiday. Yes, that means a day off […]