February 2020

February 2020

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February 26, 2020

With the advent of more American-like grocery stores, expats started changing the way they shop. Expats often skip trips to the local mercados, where veggies and fruits are a fraction of the cost, and instead shop at the upscale supermarkets, which offer more conveniences.

February 2020

February 2020

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February 14, 2020

What is it that draws us to the seashore? What is this power that attracts us and increases real estate values? I have traveled much of the coast of my adopted home country, and quite a bit of the world. The beaches always entice. Whether to walk, meditate, do yoga, jog, surf, wade—you will find humanity drawn to the shores for a mental reset. To better understand, I asked an expert.

January 2020

January 2020

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January 18, 2020

The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca was created in 1972, its goal "to promote the musical culture at the level of the largest orchestras in the world." Their vision was to make symphonic musical art a part of every Cuencano's life, offering free concerts to be enjoyed by all strata of society.

January 2020

January 2020

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January 17, 2020

When I have visited Guatemala and Mexico, I've been struck by how strong their national identities are. They wear with pride their national costume, dance their dances, sing their songs, and create traditional crafts. By contrast, a national identity is not obvious in Belize. Instead, Belize is a hybrid of many cultures, some retaining qualities of their origins, some happily intermingling.