ARUBA COSTUME _ 0584

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A delicious recipe for Caribbean Madras, with dark rum, orange juice and cranberry juice. Also lists similar drink recipes.

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From Aruba
Travel from July 3 to July 23
Thank you so much Denise !

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COSTUME OF ECUADOR _ 0469

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Traditional costumes are still much in evidence in some of Ecuador’s ethnic groups and are a common sight in rural highland markets.  Other cultures, for example the “colorados” of Santo Domingo, have almost completely lost their traditional dress and the regional costume is seen only as a tourist attraction in staged events.  Ecuador is made up of around twenty ethnic groups, with very different cultures and traditions, so there is no one national costume for Ecuador.
http://www.ecuadortravelsite.org/

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From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
Thanks Paola !

NINA INDÍGENA (ECUADOR) _ 0460

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Indigenous peoples in Ecuador are the groups of people who were present in what became the South American nation of Ecuador when Europeans arrived. The term also includes their descendants from the time of the Spanish conquest to the present. Their history, which encompasses the last 11,000 years, reaches into the present; 25 percent of Ecuador’s population is of indigenous heritage, while another 65 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Black people, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 10 percent.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
Thanks Paola !

FAMILY HERDING SHEEP, MOON ISLAND, LAKE TITICACA _ 0388

Isla de la Luna (Moon Island)
Koati or Isla de la Luna is located about 7 Kms. to the southeast of Isla del Sol, facing the ancient stone town of Sampaya. This was also a sacred island for the Incans and their predecessors and it houses a fascinating ruins complex. This small island is home to just six families but hosts an amazing view of the Cordillera Real. Iñak Uyu Palace (Or Moon Temple) is said to have been an “Ajllawasi” or “House of the Virgins of the Sun” and consists of three main wings encircled by a patio with finely carved facades.
http://www.bolivia-online.net/

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From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Mar 25
Thanks Nunez !