Terra: Alajuela, Costa Rica

I can’t think of a single, monolithic reason to visit Alajuela, yet every time I visit I find something worth the effort. … … Alajuela, like so many other Costa Rican cities, resides as an extension of San José, another arm of the urbanization of the Central Valley. In fact, by flying into Juan Santamaría […]

Terra: Bullfighting in San José, Costa Rica

Bullfighting evokes images of sequin-studded matadores in full regalia, sword in one hand and cape in the other. It is an intricate ballet, a dance with death. While recently conflicted with changing perspectives on animal cruelty, the sport lives on as a grisly testament to the triumph of man over beast. In Costa Rica, none […]

Spanish Grammar: Superlatives

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Superlatives la gramática española: los superlativos Superlatives are special grammar constructions with adjectives. Superlatives are used when an object is one is above or below all others. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Comparatives – Basics … Study Superlatives (los superlativos) are used when we single something out as the most or […]

Spanish Grammar: Comparatives – Basics

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Comparatives – Basics la gramática española: los comparativos – los básicos Comparatives are special grammar constructions with adjectives. Comparatives are used to compare one person or thing with another. … Study Comparatives are expressions used to compare two people or things. In English, comparative adjectives are formed by adding [-er] to […]

Spanish Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives la gramática española: los adjetivos demostrativos Identifies specific people, places, or things. Also indicates relative distance. … Study Demonstrative adjectives show distance from the speaker and take the place of the definite article (el/la/los/las). They mean either THIS (noun) or THAT (noun). Demonstratives must also agree with the number […]

Spanish Grammar: Vosotros Commands

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Vosotros Commands la gramática española: los imperativos de “vosotros” Imperatives are also known as command forms. Use informal imperatives to ask people to do things in the vosotros form. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Imperatives – Basics … Study It is important to not only be able to understand commands but […]

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday

Folium: There’s No Place Like Someone Else’s Home via USAToday Click your ruby heels together three times and say, “There’s no place like home.”  Even in far-flung and fabulous Oz, Dorothy missed the comforts of her dwelling … a common experience for all travelers.  There really is no place like home—certainly not a hotel.  But […]

Folium: Wine in South America Is Older Than You Think via Winefolly

Folium: Wine in South America Is Older Than You Think via Winefolly New York State’s largest wine producing region resides in the Finger Lakes area surrounding Finger Lakes Community College.  Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus and Hemlock Lakes.  The upstate climate is strongly influenced by the Finger […]

Folium: What’s In My Suitcase via Mr. and Mrs. GlobeTrot

Folium: What’s In My Suitcase via Mr. and Mrs. GlobeTrot Spending six months in Europe sounds amazing, doesn’t it?   So many sights, sounds, food and photos lie ahead.  The only obstacle between you and a life-changing experience is your empty suitcase. With the new laws regulating what constitutes carry-on luggage, what you can take on […]

Spanish Grammar: Nosotros Commands

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Nosotros Commands la gramática española: los imperativos de “nosotros” Imperatives are also known as command forms. Use informal imperatives to ask people to do things in the nosotros form. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Imperatives – Basics … Study In Spanish, when you want to talk about cooperating and getting involved, […]

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