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Review of Porteño Restaurant: My Favorite Steak in NYC

As their name indicates, Porteño (a term commonly used to describe people from the port-city of Buenos Aires) is focused on providing New Yorkers with a uniquely Argentinian dining experience. As dining in Buenos Aires and consumption of juicy steaks go hand in hand, it shouldn’t have been a surprise to find that this small restaurant, ...

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Foto Fridays: San Telmo Street Market (Argentina)

Taking place every Sunday on calle Defensa in San Telmo (Buenos Aires), you will find an open-air market where you can find handcrafted wares, antiques, and on occasion, a beautiful tanguera perfoming live.      

Performance Videos from the 2016 Chile Salsa Bachata Festival (Santiago, Chile)

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Chile Salsa Bachata Festival in Santiago, and had such an amazing time watching the performers throw down on stage.  Over the past few months, it’s truly been such a pleasure witnessing the artistry of the performers in South America, and seeing how they interpret the music that we ...

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My Favorite Healthy Dining Option in Medellin (Colombia)

In Medellin, it can be a bit difficult to find healthier dining alternatives as you’re generally surrounded by arepas, empanadas, and other deep-fried goodies. So it came as a refreshing surprise when the roommates and I found our way to Naturalia Cafe/Restaurant. Located in the heart of Laureles, a few steps from Calle 70 (Circular ...

What Type of Salsa Should I Learn Before Going Out Dancing in Medellin, Colombia?

“Wait a second, if I learned how to dance salsa at my local club, shouldn’t I be able to dance with everyone, anywhere they play my favorite salsa music?” The quick answer is NO. For those that are unaware, there are multiple ways that salsa is danced around the world. Though salseros may enjoy dancing ...

Why You Need to Upscale Your Youtube Video Uploads to 2048×1152

While I wouldn’t necessarily refer to myself as a ‘Pixel Peeper’, I do try to provide the highest quality videos and images to my audience when uploading to my social media outlets (Youtube, Flickr, etc). Recently, I began uploading 26 performance videos that I’d taken on the Aventura Dance Cruise to my Youtube channel and ...

Soooo…Does 4K Video Live Up to the Hype? A Quick Look at Some Salsa and Bachata Performances Shot in 4K with the Panasonic G7

In preparation for my sabbatical to South America, I’ve been thinking a lot about what type of creative projects I’d like to work on during the 6 months that I’ll be down there, and decided that one of my primary focuses would be adding original video content on my Youtube Channel. Anyone who’s had their ears on the floor regarding ...