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Folium: Mexico City is Phasing Out the Iconic VW Taxis

Folium: Mexico City is Phasing Out the Iconic VW Taxis via USA Today As reported by USA Today earlier in March, Mexico City will be now phasing out the iconic green and white VW taxis from service starting this year! If you ever catch any of the major travel shows on The Travel Channel, Food […]

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Folium: Downhill Bike Race in Valparaiso, Chile via BoingBoing

Folium: Downhill Bike Race in Valparaiso, Chile via BoingBoing For your viewing pleasure, filed under awesomeness. This is an urban, downhill, mountain-biking event in Valparaiso, Chile. Follow the link to BoingBoing and enjoy the video! If you’ve ever seen a map of Chile, you can understand how events like this are pretty commonplace. A long, thin, […]

Folium: 11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip via BootsnAll

Folium: 11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip via BootsnAll As always, we provide arguments to the “get the heck out of your bubble and start traveling” mindset. This past week we wrapped up anther unit in Spanish class and again another opportunity arose to show the students TV […]

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Folium: Baby Sign Language – Deaf Babbling …

Folium: Baby Sign Language – Deaf Babbling … The ability to listen, comprehend, process, and then formulate and articulate language as a form of personal expression is an incredible thing. There are countless studies about the process of learning languages in our infancy, and how we grow in our ability to communicate. I don’t read […]

Folium: APOD – Flying Over the Earth at Night

Folium – APOD: 2012 March 5 – Flying Over the Earth at Night This post isn’t so much about languages as it is about perspective. Too many people live the same kind of life. They are born in a certain place. They live and play in or near that place. They go to school in that […]

Folium: Bambucicleta – Bicicletas de Bambú

Folium: Bambucicleta – Bicicletas de Bambú This website flew across my desk a few days ago, and I really didn’t pay it much attention until the name drew my eyes in. “Bambucicleta”, a play of bambú (bamboo) and bicicleta (bicycle), is an Argentinian company that manufactures bicycles out of sustainable bamboo. So, just wrap your brains […]

Folium: Copan Carpet In Honduras via Gadling.com

Folium: Copan Carpet In Honduras via Gadling.com The Copan Carpet (Alfombras Copan) is another “Semana Santa” (Holy Week) / “Pascua” (Easter) celebration that is celebrated in the Latin American country of Honduras. These carpets are made of sawdust and flower petals while depicting different stations of the cross, in accordance with Latin American Catholic traditions. […]

Folium: Holy Week – The Big Picture via Boston.com

Folium: Holy Week – The Big Picture via Boston.com “La semana santa” is Holy Week in the Hispanic world and in most countries it’s considered one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Semana Santa celebrations often outdo Christmas and New Years in reach and scope. Each day of semana santa is considered holy in […]

Folium: The ALMA Telescope Array in Chile via Astrobites.com

Folium: The ALMA Telescope Array in Chile via Astrobites.com The ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is the largest radio telescope installation on the planet. I’m not bragging, I’m simply stating a fact. And the interesting thing behind this fact is that the Atacama Desert, known for some of the most inhospitable conditions on the planet, is now […]

Folium: Which American Accent Do You Have? via YouThink.com

http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm?action=go_detail&sub_action=take&obj_id=9827 Now this is a fun one, so I’ll keep this short! I get asked about accents and dialects a lot in class, and I’ll make my declaration to the world here… Yes! Spaniards, Mexicans, Chileans, Costa Ricans, all have very different Spanish accents. But that’s not all! Just like in the United States, people […]