Month: December 2015

How to say Merry Christmas around the world

Christmas tree decoration

If you are away from home this Christmas, I can’t think of a nicer way to convey compliments of the season to persons you meet during your stay than by saying “Merry Christmas” in a language they will understand. For this post, I chose the main languages of the countries I have visited so far. Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain and The Dominican Republic: …

VIDEO POST: The origins of calypso music in Trinidad & Tobago

Today, high atop a fortified hill steeped in history and bordered by panoramic views, I had the pleasure of learning a little bit more about the origins of Calypso music in Trinidad and Tobago. Those of us who love to travel understand how customs, music and food can help define a culture.  But no one appreciates how much those …