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Siempre he querido tener una plataforma para expresarme, escribir mis pensamientos y sentirme verdaderamente libre en expresión. Esta clase me dio las herramientas y accesibilidad a una plataforma que yo controlaba para lo mismo, a demás de darme instrucciones y aprendizaje indispensable para mi futuro como profesional en las comunicaciones. El curso me dio mucho y aporto muchísimo a mi futuro, lo único que cambiaría seria crear temas mas relacionados a nuestros blogs o haber yo misma creado una pagina dentro de mi blog para únicamente publicar las tareas y no obstruir la continuidad de los temas publicados.

 

Entradas del blog:

  1. Asignación 1: Creación de Blog
  2. Washington D.C On a Budget
  3. Why You Should Never Ever Take A Gymcation
  4. Asignación 2: Con o Sin Internet
  5. Asignación 3: Dear Hurricane Irma Survivors,
  6. How Kate Somerville’s Eradikate change my life
  7. Why I hate to love fast fashion
  8. Asignación 4: Paris in a day
  9. Asignación 5: Social Media (Widgets)
  10. Stress Habits
  11. Asignación 6: Louvre Exhibition of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  12. Asignación 7:Presentación de Impacto
  13. Travel Tips
  14. Asignación 8: Documento Colaborativo
  15. Two Days in Barcelona
  16. Thanks for stoping by ✨
  17. Hurricane Maria
  18. About
  19. Contact

 

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Two Days in Barcelona

Barcelona in 2 days:

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This was our first trip to Barcelona and even though we only stayed two days and wished we stayed more we saw everything there was to see in the winter season and enjoyed our time in this beautiful and relaxing city.

 

First thing to know is that it is a city filled with culture, religion, good restaurants and ancient buildings.  Our goals where to visit La Sagrada Familia de Barcelona, Park Güell, the houses of Gaudi and explore the city center.

 

We stayed at a beautiful apartment minutes away from the metro station right next to ave. Catalonia. Everything was walking distance which helps a lot specially when you are in a budget, trying to save money and want to get the most out of your experience.

 

Our first day consisted of eating our hearts out with classic Spanish Tapas and Wine and walking around the Ave. Catalonia getting to know local markets, stores and fairs around the block. We had a lovely sidewalk dinner in the same avenue and we got to dish & dine with a lovely view.

 

Our second day was a bit higher paced. We bought the city tour hop on hop off buss which goes around for $30 and takes to sight seeing all around the city.

 

It picked us up at La Sagrada Familia de Barcelona where we where hopelessly breathless so see the immense and colorful building filled with tempered colorful glass, history and amazing Gaudi architecture and design. The entrance fee here is about $15.

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Then a 20 minute drive to Park Güell where we were taken in awe by Gaudi’s’ yet more colorful design and inspiring arquitecture. If you get the tour you will learn the history of it but the Hop On Hop Off buss we bought explained it very well and we decided to just walk around at our own pace and experience it ourselves.

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We then proceeded to a 3-hour long bus ride along side all of Barcelona (except the beaches which the tour of them is closed during winter time), glanced at the amazing Olympic area of the ports, gothic city and more.

 

After it was all said and done with had a great dinner at a local restaurant and ended our night and cultural experience discovering the many shots that a local bar had to offer. From crazy wild shots with accessories to simple shots in which you had to dance for.

PRICE RANGE:

PLANE: $$$

STAY: $$

FOOD: $

ACTIVITIES: $

Gobierno y Manejo de Emergencias

El mes de Septiembre del año 2017 fue un momento histórico para la sociedad nacional de meteorología y todos los países que se vieron afectados por el paso devastar de Huracanes como Harvey, Irma y María. El huracán Harvey arrasó con el estado de Texas dejando a miles de personas sin hogar, Irma destruyó las islas vírgenes británicas y Maria nos dejó aquí en Puerto Rico sin techos o maneras avanzadas de supervivencia. Estas maneras adaptadas de supervivencia incluyen agua potable, energía eléctrica y las redes de comunicación. Aún a un mes y una semana del paso del huracán no contamos con estas necesidades y la intervención del manejo de emergencias del gobierno parece ser obsoluta. Por el medio de esta investigación estaremos entrevistando a múltiples representantes de manejo de emergencias de diferentes campos para lograr entender el cómo se estará recuperando la isla y porque se ha demorado tanto el proceso.

En este enlace podrás observar lo que fue la re generación de las comunicaciones para la compañía de telecomunicaciones mas grande de Puerto Rico. AT&T News.

 

El paso de este huracán fue devastador. La magnitud de esta tormenta fue más de la anticipada. Esto causó atrasos y complicaciones dentro de el sistema de gobierno y manejo de emergencias. Como se ha visto durante el transcurso de estos meses, la recuperación se ha dado paulatinamente. Todavía se ve afectada la vida cotidiana de cada individuo.

 

 

Travel Tips

Our First European Adventure:

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Traveling around Europe for the first time we learned a lot of valuable lessons, do’s and don’ts and tips from locals, tourist guides and people who actually knew what they were doing when they got here. So here is our list of tips to follow for your next European Vacation or any vacation that requires you to be on the move all the time.

 

  1. If you are not staying in one place during your whole trip, or can’t leave your luggage there while you go off and explore new and exciting places BRING A BACKPACKING BAG or a CARRY ON! I hate re-wearing clothes and never know what to pack but being jumping around cities in busses, airplanes and trains with a 42” luggage and a carry on has been exhausting and overwhelming.
  2. Plan your trip day by day, train tickets are cheap and you can get them the same day, you can also get sightseeing and activities tickets with 24 hours anticipation. Don’t be an over planner, go with the flow because an uptight agenda when your traveling is the worst!
  3. Take time for yourself, sleep in if you want, it will all still be there when you wake up, except if its winter where in eastern Europe 4pm is the new 9pm.
  4. Have a nice, full and heavy breakfast, grab a granola bar for the day and you’ll likely be full until dinner and save a couple of bucks.
  5. Don’t fly everywhere, don’t be that person, taking a train is so much simpler and takes just as much time. Barely any lines, no fuss and so much less expensive than a plane ride.
  6. Buy your plane tickets at least with 4 months advantage. We bought our tickets to Madrid for $230 but waited to buy our return ticket home and that ended up costing us double what we payed to get there.
  7. Uber is your friend but the metro is your life. The fares are so low and take you everywhere you want and need to go, also they are way more simple than you imagine and easy to figure out. I wouldn’t go out on a limb and say they are moron proof but if you are wary of the signs it’s likely you wont get lost.
  8. At the beginning of everyday, plan it. Just when you wake up, before leaving your bed, grab your online map and route your day, take screenshots of every route you need to take to and alternate routes in case you decide to explore more things, this will come in handy and prevent you from paying those extra $10 dollars a day for your cellphone usage.
  9. Don’t forget the power adapter, we did.
  10. Airbnb is your new bff, you will spend twice as less here than in a hotel. Almost all include Wi-Fi but not all include elevators so be sure to read every little detail before renting it. We had an apartment on the third floor with spiral staircases and six luggage’s (we are 3 people and didn’t think over packing was a problem) and almost died going up and down to get the luggage.
  11. Almost all places have free Wi-Fi, relax.
  12. Bring all of the medicine you may need, you probably wont need it but if you do, finding the one that always works best for you may be a problem.
  13. Change cash, banks charge you a percent of each transaction they have to convert.
  14. Try to eat healthy. Your body will thank you and you will thank yourself when you don’t have an upset stomach that last a week.
  15. Bring snacks from home, a good book and adventurous spirit.

 

Louvre Exhibition of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

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I have never been a lover of history or art but I have always appreciated and respected it. Getting to know historic and amazing museums have made me open up my mind and be in awe by the amazing details and graphic display that the artist portrayed. In my latest vacation I had the amazing opportuniy to visit the Mona Lisa Exhibition in the Louvre Museum in France. The most famous, visited, copied and talked about painting in the world.

The museum has been exhibiting the portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506 from 1797. The Louvre museum has been open since 1793. The location was chosen given its adquisition of King Francis I of the Republic of France.

The exhibition is beyond full all the time and people from all around the world come to admire the unique painting that is said to be looking at you from every direction and carries secrets from what is rumored to be da Vinci’s underlying messages inside every one of his painting.

Highly gaurded and highly insured in over 100 million dollars, Da Vinci’s painting is the awe of the artistic world, whether it is of the two different symmetric backgrounds, detail or the fact that da Vinci painted it.

Fun Facts about the painting:

  • It’s the most copied painting in the world.
  • The eyebrows and eyelashes of Mona Lisa have disappeared with time and over cleaning
  • It’s insured for 100 million dollars
  • It is worth over 700 million dollars
  • Napoleon used to own the painting because he was obsessed with the beauty of the woman in the painting
  • Mona Lisa isn’t her real name
  • The glass that covers her in the museum is bullet proof
  • Has been the subject of two art terrorism attacks directed on her
  • Is painted in wood

Hurricane Maria

September 2017 was the beginning of many things for the citizens of Puerto Rico. The wake of two supernatural monstrous hurricanes left the island in awe and not in a positive way. The destruction of crops, houses, lands, fields, water and electricity grids, telecommunication channels, antennas and more left us the people who stayed without many necessities like gas, food, power and water, communications and those where the lucky half. The other half, the ones who live hours away from the city, the capital got it so much worse. They were left without the same necessities, clean river and lake water, roofs over their heads, cars and streets to drive out of the wrecked town.

 

In the efforts to help the recovery of the island after this unprecedented situation that some say God forced upon us. I’m not a big believer in god himself as you may already know and especially in this types of situation. I don’t believe there’s a god that would save some and sacrifice others, it just doesn’t make sense. Either way, whether it was god, bad luck, global warming, we are all in the same boat and we all stood to help one another. Thousands of volunteers independent or organization driven took part of the recovery of the island. Supplies were sent and were distributed and little by little some cities were better than others, others were forgotten. Fear, danger, crime and wariness ravaged those forgotten cities. They were left for last, without power, water or supplies.

 

Fast forward to two months from September and more than half of the island still lacks electricity, only 60% of telecommunications have been restored, there is only one internet company working and providing service, 30% of the island still lacks access to clean filtered water and there’s basically no gas to cook with our camping gas stoves.

 

All this facts later and I don’t know if its ignorance or that people have grown accustomed to their new situation but the conversation about the island and its livelihood has died down and we are more focused on events like black Friday, when will certain shops, restaurants and stores re open that the overwhelming reality that faces our island and its citizens everyday.

 

We need to reroute the conversation.

 

 

Con o sin internet 

El invento del método de comunicaciones conocido como el Internet formó el camino a un nuevo futuro. El una vez usado solo para compartir correos electrónicos ha forjado nuestro presente y futuro y a su vez a creado una dependencia jamás imaginada. Hoy en día adicional de servirnos como vía de comunicación nos sirve como herramienta de trabajo, banco, comercio, mapa (gps) y más. El internet se ha convertido en nuestro asistente secreto, nuestra mano derecha, poco a poco se ha convertido en un órgano de nuestra anatomía humana.
Gracias a los huracanes que pasaron no muy silenciosamente por nuestra isla pudimos desintoxicarnos del internet por varias semanas. Descubrimos todas esas sensaciones que siente un adicto en su proceso de rehabilitación, la desesperación, la angustia, los impulsos fantasma… experimentamos que era vivir en mundo donde solo tú y tus seres queridos existen y no todas las personas atractivas y llamativas que seguimos en las redes sociales. El pasar estos meses a solas, fuera de la pantalla negra quizás nos ha permitido limitar nuestra dependencia y realizar que si, el internet es necesario pero no para todo y mucho menos debemos forjar nuestras vidas al rededor del mismo.