2011 January

January 2011

Carnival: Brazil and Beyond

January 21, 2011

Christmas is over,  the New Year’s confetti has been swept up, and the January doldrums threaten to take over.  Don’t despair – the biggest party of the year beckons.  Yes, soon it will be Carnival time, and as the Al Johnson song says, “it’s Carnival time and everybody’s havin’ fun!” Carnival is the world’s biggest […]

On May 3, Continental will begin offering nonstop service between Los Angeles and Guadalajara, Mexico. They will fly one daily round-trip flight on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Continental is adding this service to compliment their existing service to Guadalajara from Houston offered 38 times per week.   As part of the merger with United, Continental is […]

Punta Arenas: Strikes easing

January 17, 2011

Strikes paralyzed Chilean Patagonia last week, as thousands took to the street to protest increases in the price of gas and the projected removal of a government subsidy. There were significant demonstrations and some rioting in the region’s capital Punta Arenas, and all roads and ferry crossings leading into the city have been subject to […]

LIMITED TIME SALE! LAN Airlines is offering 15% off  to destinations in Chile, Argentina, and Peru from their offline/non-gateway departure points, including: Washington, DC (DCA and IAD) Chicago (ORD) Orlando Boston Denver Seattle Montreal Vancouver Philadelphia Tickets must be issued by January 17th, 2011 for travel completed by June 15th, 2011. Take advantage of this […]

El Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) is celebrated in Guatemala on January 6th.  On the evening of January 5th, the children leave their shoes outside in the courtyard.  Hay and water, for the Wise Men’s horses, is also placed in the yard.   In the morning the proof of the kings’ visit is […]