Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Places I'd like to visit :)

I’d like to visit the north Peruvian coast and Ecuador. Those places are really awesome if you like the desert, rainforest and also go to the beach!  In Peru there is a desert landscape in the coast and in Ecuador there is a lot of beautiful beach such as Montañita, a very popular place.
In the north Peruvian coast I’d like to visit all the archaeological sites, and you can found a lot of them! Especially those from the Moche culture, such as the museum-site “Moche” –capital of this culture- where you can see the Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol, two pyramids that archaeologists have interpreted like a temple the first one and an administrative building the second. In the image below you can see a photo of this archaeological site.

In Ecuador I’d like to visit the beach and be relaxed, after the archaeological tour in Peru, in a place like this and stay for awhile…

I’d like to go with some friends and I’m sure that we’ll have a great time there! But at least for the moment, I don’t save any money for this trip…so the great adventure must wait :(
See you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Music that I like...

When I'm sad I always listen lively music to cheer up and also I listen to this music when I must work or do something and I’m feel sleepy. In those cases, I really like listen to Chico Trujillo and Banda Conmoción, because its music is so lively… but the only problem is with that music also I want to dance! A few weeks ago, in a party at the university played Banda Conmoción and I was dancing a lot with my friends! :)

Another kind of music that I like listening when I feel a little sad or tired is folk music. I like groups such as Los Jaivas and Inti Illimani because when I listen to its music, I remember when I was in La Tirana, Peru and Bolivia and I enjoyed so much because I was there in carnival time and all the people go out to dance in the streets with the groups of Tinkus and Caporales.

Sometimes I also like listening to merengue and salsa if I really need to cheer up, or bossa nova if I want to feel happy and relaxed. But I haven't listened to this kind of music for a long time…
See you :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something about Archaeology..

A website that could interest you, if you want to know a little of Archaeology and prehistoric cultures, is the site of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (http://www2.precolombino.cl/es/index.php).
On this page, you can find information about the pre-Columbian groups in South America, especially those who used to live in Chilean territory. Also, they update the information of all the expositions, both permanent and temporary, that it’s presents in the museum.
Another interesting section is dedicated to the children. With cartoons, they try to explain in simple words different topics like the America settlement, cultures, art and how they lived.
Also, on this website you can learn about the pre-Columbian musical instruments and you can listen and download music of original groups that was made as an experimental work by the ethno-musicologists José Pérez de Arce and Claudio Mercado, who have a group call “La Chimuchina”.
A few months ago, when it’s working in an extension in the museum patio, it’s found cultural remains of the Colonial period, so the archaeologist must excavated the museum itself and you can see part of the excavation process in this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrnPOuQApkc&feature=player_embedded.
I like this website because you can find information of different topics and also papers about my career, but I visit it only sometimes...