I am a waitress with an intense passion for travel. I give real, unbiased advice to all of your travel questions. I tailor them to YOU specifically, your travel wants, needs, and desires. I do not get paid by anyone to recommend anything. I just want to help people travel and have the best experience possible. No question is too silly or too small. I will personally respond to you within 48 hours of receiving your email. So please ask away! Happy travels ~ The Traveling Waitress
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Tuesday May 7, 2013
Dancing With The Devil
When you hear the word Carnival, the first place that likely comes to mind is Rio de Janeiro, but Brazil isn’t the only place with dazzling, diamond clad dancers and festival feather wearing fans. Bolivia also throws one awesome party!
The Oruro Carnival is a 10 day festival held in Bolivia around Ash Wednesday. It is a religious festival for the Uru people that dates back more than 2000 years and draws 400,000 people to Bolivia each year. Blending pagan and catholic beliefs, it centers around Mother Earth – later transformed into the Virgin Mary as a result of Christian syncretism – and Tio Supay, the Uncle God of the Mountains – later transformed into the Christian Devil. In 2001, UNESCO declared that it was a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity...
WAVES OF HOPE
At TW we try to feature a difference organization or cause that is making a difference in the world. We research to make sure the ones we feature are reputable and your money is being used for the greater good and not tied up in operation cost. This month we are featuring WAVES OF HOPE. A Canadian based non-profit organization working in northern Nicaragua to help alleviate poverty and create a better future for all. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of our local community through education, development and volunteer efforts. With a number of ways to get involved from internships to donating this is definitely an organization worth supporting.
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Check out the "How to Give Back" Blog for lots of organizations to check out and support!
Ask me ANY questions you have about traveling. If I do not know the answer, I will find it out for you. I want to make sure you have the BEST travel experience possible. No question is too silly or too small. Just give me 48 hours and I will write you back. Ask away!