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EUCO: Roma Style


 The European Rotaract Convention is an annual conference that holds meetings and events that allow all Rotaractors from all over Europe to come together and exchange ideas and learn about other cultures. This year the EUCO celebrated its 15th anniversary and as so it was held in la cita eterna de Roma, Italia. From entering the Roman parliament to visiting the la Fontana de Trevi to eating lots and lots of Pizza, Pasta, Panini’s and Gelato la cita eterna never fails to…


Added by Leslie Mendoza on June 8, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

P L A T J A , BeACh, PLAYA en la Costa Dorada <3

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun ♥"... Sunday fun day sunbathing en el paraíso ♥ ... La Costa Dorada.…


Added by Leslie Mendoza on April 22, 2013 at 1:58am — No Comments

Rotaract Club Barcelona

Rotaract is composed by a group of young individuals who in solidarity collectively strive to respond to various social inequalities that emerge as a result of global coexistence.  Having its origins as a Rotary International youth program in 1968, Rotaract has grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organization worldwide. Rotaract is a service, leadership, and community service organization for young men and women between the ages of 18-30 whose primary focus is to develop young adults into…


Added by Leslie Mendoza on April 22, 2013 at 1:08am — 1 Comment

Las F A L L A S de VaLeNCia

Las Fallas de Valencia is a festival with strong cultural traditions of the city of Valencia held from the 15 to the 19 of March celebrated in honor of St. Josep, the patron saint of carpenters. The term Falla (Falles in Valenciano) refers to both the celebration and the monuments that are created during the celebration. The five days and nights of las Fallas are a continuos celebration filled with a multitude of processions: historical, religious and comedic. Explosions can be…


Added by Leslie Mendoza on March 28, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments

S W E D E N : The Spirit of Nature

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe composed of the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden that is characterized by a common historical, ethno-cultural and linguistic germanic heritage. These nordic countries are often times depicted as being the "best places" to live in the world; I came across this article if you wish to know why this is the case :) …


Added by Leslie Mendoza on March 14, 2013 at 2:35am — 3 Comments

De Calçotada

The "Calçotada" is a typical gastronomic festival of the western region of Catalonia (Spain) that is celebrated in late winter and early spring. The calçots (spring onion) are especially cultivated for this feast and are roasted directly over the flames and are eaten by hand sipped un a special seasoned sauce called la salvitxada. Los calçots are also accompanied with typical roasted meats and sausages for the main course. 

This was definitely a true Catalan…


Added by Leslie Mendoza on March 14, 2013 at 2:06am — No Comments

The Road Not Taken

pour l'histoire that made me crave living what I was learning from a book 

en carne propia. On the contrary I would have to pinpoint my entry into Middle School as my initiation into acquiring

 un corazon gitano. …


Added by Leslie Mendoza on February 22, 2013 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments




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