I had the good fortune to spend seven and a half years of my life in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. As a native Spanish speaker, adapting to my new home was pretty smooth for the most part, although I did find some differences between Peruvian and Mexican culture (which is quite normal, of course). Those differences were probably more noticeable in both our accents and terminology. Here, I am sharing a short list with a few expressions Mexican frequently use that I really like.
Six months ago I visited Puno and, just as the first time approximately 20 years ago, I was in awe at the beauty of the landscape, the warmth of its people and the vibrancy of its colors. The hospitality of my hosts (Naldi, a good friend from my early college years, and her husband Marco, a proud puneño) was definitely that trip's highlight. Yet, I'd like to share with you a few memories that I took with me and recommended activities if you plan to visit this area in Southern Peru.
When traveling by air, whether I am going away on vacations or on a business trip, I choose to travel light. I find most practical to bring along a small bag (a duffel, a back-pack or a small carry-on suitcase, depending on length of trip) to keep under the seat in front of me or in the compartment above my seat, instead a suitcase to check. My experience has proven time and again that doing so has more benefits than downsides. I list a few of its pros next.
For decades, Miami has been one of the hottest vacation spots in the US. It is certainly THE destination for those looking for tons of sun, beaches and a vibrant night life! And let's not forget the avid shoppers: every year tourists from all over Latin America and Europe choose Miami for their shopping sprees. The city offers a wide variety of options for all budgets and preferences: from department and chain stores to boutiques and designer stores to everything in between.