When I Was Puerto Rican Presents the childhood of a Puerto Rican, that was full of tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights,...... more
When I Was Puerto Rican Presents the childhood of a Puerto Rican, that was full of tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights, as well as grim poverty. This book narrates the story of a mother, Mami, who struggles to support her seven and soon-to-be eleven children. It also recreates the clash of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. Full description
Torres Del Paine: Trekking in Chile's Premier National Park (A Cicerone Guide) - Rudolf Abraham
Guide book to trekking in Chile and Patagonia, with emphasis on low-impact treks. Routes include the Torres del Paine Circuit (10-11 days), Half Circuit (4-5...... more
Guide book to trekking in Chile and Patagonia, with emphasis on low-impact treks. Routes include the Torres del Paine Circuit (10-11 days), Half Circuit (4-5 days) and other 2-day treks: Laguna Verde, Rio Pingo and Laguna Azul. Many other routes and information on mountain refuges and how to link routes together. The Torres del Paine Circuit is one of the world's truly great treks, an epic 10 to 11-day journey through magnificent mountain scenery at the southern tip of the Andes. With its iconic granite spires, vast glaciers, unspoilt forests and rich wildlife, Chile's premier national park is unforgettable.At the same time, access to the park is easy, trails are clear and refuges are well positioned, and this comprehensive trekking guide tells you all you need to know to explore.; 4 treks and 4 day walks fully described alongside suggestions for other excursions from Puerto Natales; plenty of information about travel to and within Chile and accommodation in Puerto Natales and Santiago; tips about trekking in Los Glaciares national park in neighbouring Argentina
The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law (Post-Contemporary Interventions) - Rosemary J. Coombe
Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State brings together new research on the social history of Central America and the Spanish-speaking...... more
Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State brings together new research on the social history of Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Aviva Chomsky and Aldo A. Lauria Santiago have gathered both well-known and emerging scholars to demonstrate how the actions and ideas of rural workers, peasants, migrants, and women formed an integral part of the growth of the export economies of the era and to examine the under acknowledged impact such groups had on the shaping of national histories. Responding to the fact that the more common, elite-centered 'national' histories distort or erase the importance of gender, race, ethnicity, popular consciousness, and identity, contributors to this volume correct this imbalance by moving these previously overlooked issues to the center of historical research and analysis.In so doing, they describe how these marginalized working peoples of the Hispanic Caribbean Basin managed to remain centered on not only class-based issues but on a sense of community, a desire for dignity, and a struggle for access to resources. Individual essays include discussions of plantation justice in Guatemala, highland Indians in Nicaragua, the effects of foreign corporations in Costa Rica, coffee production in El Salvador, banana workers in Honduras, sexuality and working-class feminism in Puerto Rico, the Cuban sugar industry, agrarian reform in the Dominican Republic, and finally, potential directions for future research and historiography on Central America and the Caribbean.This collection will have a wide audience among Caribbeanists and Central Americanists, as well as students of gender studies, and labour, social, Latin American, and agrarian history. Contributors: Patricia Alvarenga, Barry Carr, Julie A. Charlip, Aviva Chomsky, Dario Euraque, Eileen Findlay, Cindy Forster, Jeffrey L. Gould, Lowell Gudmundson, Aldo A. Lauria Santiago, Francisco Scarano, and Richard T
Advantages: Interesting lava formations Disadvantages: The island has been rather spoiled by human interference
...Santiago Island, Galapagos
Santiago seems to have three names, San Salvador and James island as well as Santiago. The James was after James II, San Salvador was after the second island discovered by Columbus and presumably Santiago is the Spanish name for the island.
Santiago is one of the larger islands in the Galapagos group and is 572 km2 . We only visited a small part of this island known...
Advantages: Comfortable and had all we needed but not posh Disadvantages: A little too far from the city centre for sight seeing and some furnishings a bit tired
We spent a night here on the way through to Easter Island and then two further nights on our return before flying back to the UK. We had enjoyed a wonderful week in the Galapagos then a night in Guayaquil before flying here on LAN Chile. We had a fairly painless flight and were met at the airport by our guide as arranged. The hotel is in the city and about...
Advantages: Excellent value for money and extremely clean and tidy Disadvantages: Slightly to far to be able to walk to city centre
...A RISKY HOLIDAY DECISION THAT TURNED OUT TO BE REALLY GOOD
For a long time now, I have been receiving promotional e mails from Ryan Air offering cheap air travel to various destinations, and so, on a whim, I decided to book a return trip to Santiago De Compostela in Spain from London Stansted. Both myself and my wife decided to make it an adventure, so we agreed to make the costs...