Mexico’s ‘#YaMeCanse’ hashtag

Hola a todos!

Ayer, tuve una clase de gramática española y aprendí de algunos movimientos sociales. Específicamente, hablamos del movimiento social mexicano de 2014, que ocurrió después del incidente en el que 43 estudiantes fueron dados por desaparecidos. Este movimiento, que tuvo mucho éxito en el Internet, con el uso de la almohadilla ‘#YaMeCansé’, provocó una reacción global con el aprendizaje de la necesidad de cambiar cosas en la sociedad mexicana. El grupo de este movimiento lucha por una mejora de los sistemas educativos y sanitarios.

Se puede leer un artículo del BBC sobre el movimiento aquí:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-30294010

Exploring incredible India

Hello there!

I have recently returned home from the trip of a lifetime to India. For three weeks, I travelled around the amazing South Asian country that is India with three friends from my University. We all had a fantastic time and wished that we could have stayed longer!

We travelled from the UK to Bangalore in South India and stayed with my friend at her family home for a week. We visited local Hindu temples, tried local Indian dishes, experienced the city party scene and became accustomed to a somewhat different culture. We also did some major shopping, making the most of the US-style malls and cheap prices- £29 Levi jeans- yes please! My friend’s lovely family made us feel most welcome in their gorgeous home and we instantly clicked with their family and friends out there.

After a week in the warm South, we flew to (a very hot!) New Delhi for our tour of the ‘Golden triangle’. We took a day trip to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal which was a wonderful experience. It is difficult to comprehend the grandeur of this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site, which took Shah Jahan 10 years to build by  for his dying wife. On the day that we visited the Taj, the weather was scorching and reached 45°C!

The following day we visited New Delhi and saw some brilliant sights, including the Jama Masjid, Sikh Gurudwara Bala Sahib, Qutb Minar, Lotus temple and the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi. We even had the opportunity to take rickshaws into the spice markets and purchase spices to bring home. The food was always so tasty that I wanted to bring back anything that I could- my 4 mangos survived my flight home and were so worth it 🙂

After New Delhi, we took the train to Jaipur and spent three days touring this historic, cultural city. We loved the City palace, Amber Fort and palace, and the views of the Floating palace. We even took an elephant ride up to the Amber Fort, and one evening experienced a local Indian dinner served on banana leaves on the floor!

Following this, we flew back to Bangalore for a day of relaxation before taking a trip to the seaside city of Goa with some friends. We spend a few days lounging by the pool, splashing around on the beach and visiting the local town of Margao. It was interesting to see the Portuguese influence of Vasco da Gama on this beautiful Indian coastline.

Unfortunately, we were nearing the end of our trip. We definitely did not wish to say goodbye to our kind host family, lovely friends, eye-opening country nor our best friends. However, all good things must come to an end, and I know that it won’t be our last holiday together nor our last trip to this amazing country!

¡La sangría!

Hola a todos,

Como se acerca al verano, he empezado a pensar en mis vacaciones, actividades para hacer con mis amigos en mi pueblo y también los platos diferentes de comida que cocinaré. ¡No puedo esperar para las noches calurosas bebiendo la sangría y comiendo las tapas en mi jardín con mi familia y mis amigas!

Asi que, busqué un articulo en un sitio web que trata de la sangria y otras bebidas espanolas. ¡Este articulo me intersa mucho por lo tanto quiero compatirlo contigo!

Besos,

Lucy

El vínculo del artículo sobre la sangría:

La sangría y otras bebidas típicas del verano español.

 

Le Louvre Abu Dhabi

Récemment, j’ai lis une article dans le journal français Le Monde au sujet de l’ouverture de Le Louvre en Abou Dhabi. Elle m’interesse beaucoup parce que la article montre l’importance de la société française dans le monde. Le Louvre est un musée très célèbre et contient l’art fantastique, qui attire beaucoup des touristes chaque année (environ huit million visiteurs en 2012).

Pour les pays d l’Este qui sont développés, l’afflux des touristes pourrait être formidable pour de générer des revenus et améliorer son économie. Le développement des musées d’art, surtout les qui contiennent l’art de l’Este et l’art occidental. Cependent, il y a eu des critiques qui a dit que ‘des musées ne sont pas à vendre’. Il y a eu des problèmes avec les travailleurs manuels et en Decembre 2013 le journal The Guardian a dit qu’il avait ‘comme l’esclavage moderne’.

Personnellement, je dirais que l’idée est génial et j’attends avec impatience pour l’ouverture du musée l’année prochaine. Si tu voudrais regarder un vidéo au sujet d’article dans Le Monde ou visiter le site web du Louvre Abou Dhabi, voir ci’dessous.

http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/video/2014/10/22/apercu-du-futur-louvre-a-abou-dhabi_4510513_3246.html?xtmc=le_louvre&xtcr=6

http://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/en/Pages/home.aspx