Monday, December 26, 2011


Generally, people prefer to traveled to Europe or another great places away from our country but it`s not for me. If only I could have money an

d time I would traveled for the world, but if I have to choose only one country… it`s Guatemala.

Honestly I haven´t only a reason that why this country. I`s funny, but when I was a little girl I liked to spoke with caribbean accent and I loved the multicolored cloth or “aguayo”. I`ve always wanted to know full American Latin.

With my career I learned a little more of Guatemala, and now it like more than before.

The name of the country means “place of many trees” in náhuatl language, and it represent one of thing that I love in life. I like the sun, the green, the nature and historical places


This place is a cradle of Maya civilization and there are great archaeological sites like Tikal or San Bartolo. I can`t die if I don`t visit Tikal!! It`s great city in the middle of the jungle.

I would like to live in Guatemala some time. I want to learn about your traditions and original cultures. But I think that is not very far from happening. I hope it!

See you the next class!

Monday, December 19, 2011

What is love?

Generally people associated the term “love” with to have an affair with somebody, but I think that is not that. In my opinion love is a very broad concept. Love is order, harmony between peoples and when there is balance in the world.

Can sound really philosophic or abstract, but is like I give a sense of my life. (This is other topic, and I will delve in other occasion).

I believe cent per cent in love, and I see the love in the perfection of nature and in human relationships every day. I to fall in love all the time, but I have never had a vivid couple or partner. I think this kind of love is a very acute feeling, it`s even more when you are a intense person. This is my case! So, you can think: “oh, you’re so hippie!” but I love to live each moment of my life.

As The Beatles say “all you need is love… “to be happy.

See you next class


Monday, December 12, 2011

A stranger semester...

I have been six months in strike in the university. The student’s movements fought for a better education in Chile. The struggle for education is not finish, but in my University we have decided return to class.

This is my last semester of the career, and just I have two subjects. I should had the last year, but I took the good decision of study slow but better. The subjects are “Taller de Investigación”, which teach me to make a good project or investigations design for my discipline. It`s so difficult and I need to read a lot!. The name of the other subjects is Human Ecology. It`s about the relationship between the man and his environment. I like it!

This is a summer`s semester. I am not to Santiago originally, and never I have been the hot months in the city. Is very strange! I think that is terrible, but I hope time flys and I`ll do well this semester.

A hug!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hello again!

Today I will talk about a delicious topic: The food, my favourite food. I must admit that I don’t have an only favourite dish, but there is a kind of plateful that I love! They are the stews and soups. I love the almost all the traditional foods such as beans (and pomegranate beans too), lentils, carbonada, and other dish which are prepared in the north of our country, such as patasca and ají de calabaza. In general I love the food that containing many vegetables, soup and seasoning. The patasca is a soup that is prepared in high Andean areas of Perú and Bolivia. Its name comes from the Quechua: phatasqa, which means burst or broken. Originally it prepares with pork or beef meat, but I don’t eat any kind of meat. The last year to taste a patasca dish made with soy meat! Was the perfect combination: potatoes, sweet red pepper, corn, soy meat, onion, other vegetables and many seasoning!. Clearly that is not to repeat the dish! Rather it`s better to take a nap after it.

I love cook, but this food I have never prepared. First I have to get me the essential ingredients and this is more difficult to achieve. The corn that used in the patasca have large grains, fresh and clearer that we know tradicionally in Chile. Moreover, it`s better to use the rocoto instead of other chili. Have to be brave for this! The rocoto is the chili most hot spices than I know.
I hope you can try this delicious dish!

See you the next class!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hello again!

Today I'll talk about something that I love: photography. To be honest, I had a hard time choosing just one picture to show. But, I am decided!

The photograph that I choose is very beautiful and special. This photo was taken by my sister in the backyard of my house in an autumn afternoon. The head which looks is my older nephew: Inti. What I like about the photo is the contrast of colors. Especially the intensity of Inti hair and green lawn. Moreover, I like the ball in the center of the courtyard, which gives a touch of tenderness to the photo.

It is a true reflection of Inti playing on a common day!.

Also the picture captures the sunlight on the head of inti. I like a lot! Inti on Inti. The word “Inti” means sun in Quechua, Language used by much of the Andean peoples.

I think the most important is the composition of the image. The perspective that it was taken is very beautiful. You can not see the face of my nephew. This gives a hint of mystery and sweetness to the picture. And the pacifier gives more that sense of tenderness.

Maybe it will not cause the same sweetness in you all, because you need to know Inti to understand how important image. So it'll show you a other photo to love it so much like me.

This picture was taken the same day. Day when the afternoon sun made ​​that the colors stand out much!

Well, I hope you appreciate this image as much as me!

See you on next class!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

happiest days of my life!

Today I'm going to tell you about a very special days in my life. The best days of my life!. I think it is very difficult to think of a single day, because there are many moments I remember with great happiness. But today my memory it is going to move to a very special days. These were the days that I met Machu Picchu and its surroundings.

My trip to Peru was a little over a month during the summer of 2009. With a friend we met in Arica and we started travelling. Before coming to this beautiful place that I mentioned, we meet other places like Tacna, Arequipa, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, among other. Peru is really beautiful!

After a week in Cuzco, and after know places and people wonderful, began a journey for 3 days to get to "Aguas Calientes" (the last village before arriving at Machu Pichu). Were three days of long walk, which we crossed part of the yungas, cross bridges, we saw many colorful insects, we bathe in hot springs, and we ate bananas taken from the same plants!.

Well, the day that we knew Machu Picchu we got up at 3 am to arrive at 6 am to the entrance of the ruins. We climb Wayna Picchu (The big hill you see on postcards or vintage photos of the place) before we knew the rest of the ruins. The sky cleared and we could see the panoramic view of the place. In this moment and I started playing reed flute. At the highest point of the place I felt at absolute bliss!

I hope I have shared with you the beautiful sensation of those moments!

If you still do you not know, I recommend a trip to Peru!

See you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hello again!
Today I will tell you about a very interesting piece of technology. This instrument has facilitated many aspects on my life! I`m talking about digital camera. That is a good option if you decide to explore a career in which you must travel sick. Also, it`s very useful to record each moment of your life. Best of all is that is cheap!
In the old days we had to buy film. Also after taking all the pictures we had to reveal the roll of camera. Now that is not necessary! The digital camera to make possible to store many photos in a single memory card. That it helps us when we need to take many pictures and we select only one. For example, in my career always I need to record each materials found in the archaeological sites. And whit the digital camera we can check to quality of photos in the fieldwork.
Finally, I want to tell you that I like this piece of technology because it can be an excellent company: on your travels, on your family moments, on moments whit your friend, even in your daily life!
I hope you appreciate this piece of technology as much as me!
See you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hello again!

Today I will write about my musical preferences, and give you some facts to rejoice those days when they feel sad. I actually like to hear a little of everything, but what I like to hear is folk and Latin rhythms. Also I love the Chilean rock and some troubadours, but when I`m sad I always listen to cheerful music. A few years ago I do African dance, so I've met a lot of music that mixes Latin American folklore with African rhythms. This music is very lively!

A good representative of these rhythms is Toto la Momposina. She`s a Colombian singer who mixes musical instruments such as bagpipes and yembe. I totally recommend you!

In Chile there is also very good musicians in this style: La Máquina de Candela is a group that plays Colombian cumbia with an African base. This is very funny!. Also, is Africandina. This is a group that can be drawn from sadness to anyone! I love listening them for to forget I'm sad, but I like more to see their shows. They mixed Andean instruments such as the flute and panpipes with different types of drums. But the most beautiful are the colors and energy of dance.

I hope you can meet some of these groups! With this music, there is no reason to be sad!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Today I will tell you about a very interesting link, where you can know about my career. This web is the page of Archaeologist`College. The College of Archaeologist is a space created by a group of young (and not so young) archaeologist worried about the cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. However, the interest of this group often includes more and better thematic that problematic of Chilean institutions.

In this web you will find important thematic related with Mapuche conflict, Rapa Nui conflict and others current and interesting topics.

I visited this web quite often (about once a week), because I like always stay alert. This is a space where the good ideas are shared. Also, the professional ethics and wishes to protected the cultural heritage and human values are the base of this group.

Are invited now to discover works and news related to archaeology. You should visit the next link:

I hope you like this web! Bye!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hi once again!

Today I will tell you something interesting about a movie you should see: Into the Wild. Last week I enjoyed for the fourth time this surprising story. This movie had premiered in 2007 and its scriptwriter and director is Sean Penn. It is a film starred by Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden and Catherine Keener.

The movie is based on the homonymous book written by Jon Krakauer in 1996. The most surprising is this book is that it was based on a real story. The plot is about Christopher McCandless` life, a young man who leaves his studies and stars off a trip completely remote from civilization. When he arrives to Alaska, he begins a constant struggle for survival. This movie makes you think about the meaning of life!

I totally recommend you!

See you!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Welcome to Laurentida!

My name is Lara and I`d like that you visit this blog because it hopes to become in a transverse space for everyone. These is a space where you will find important data, thoughts, alternative news and a lot useful ideas for your life!!
Are invited now to discover an ocean of knowledges and adventures which you can enjoy!. I hope you like this inititiative
I’ll waiting for you...