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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Events: London New years Day Parade: The theme for 2013 is 'Hats Off to London - Celebration Capital of the World'"

Miss Obleas: Events:

Performing at London New Years Day Parade !! 

The Parade starts at 11.45am on Piccadilly at the junction with Berkeley Street  outside the Ritz Hotel and finishes around 3pm at Parliament Street.

1st January 2013 will be the 27th Anniversary of the New Year's Day Parade

 The Parade route is - Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Street.

More than 10,000 performers representing 20 countries world-wide will assemble for the 2013 Parade.

More than half a million are expected to pack London's  famous streets to see this fantastic spectacular as it weaves its way along the 2 mile route.

3 hours of Live Satellite Coverage will be beamed around the world. Major broadcasters such as the BBC, CNN, Fox news, SKY and CBS are expected to cover the event.

The 2013 Parade will be filled with marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, acrobats, kites and much more!

The stars of the show will be the 33 stunning london Borough entries from across the Capital

Check out the LNYDP website and see us there !! :) 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Review : Latin American Gastronomic Fair at the Bolivar Hall - London

Typical Mexican Food,  Mole, tamales..

Latin American Food in London has been increasing in popularity amongst not only Latin people, but people from Europe and around the world,they seem very keen when it comes to Latin Food. Specially in a very multicultural city, there is always an opportunity to try the Latin American cuisine.

And its even better to have a sample of food from around Latin America under one roof! Therefore there was an event the second this year, (1st one taking place at Kensington, please see other post) . This time The Bolivar Hall was the venue who hold the Latin American gastronomic fair.   

The Bolivar Hall, in central London, an excellent location near Warren Street, is always having different latin American events happening, form live Music, exhibitions, dance shows, etc.
The Bolivar Hall
A variety of different Latin American countries where present at the Gastronomic Fair, from the popular Mexican cuisine, food form Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Nicaragua and Bolivia.

Argentinian Empanadas

Venezuelan Food ! from Mi cocina es tuya

Food from Panama

Food from Ecuador

A selection of Chilean desserts

The Bolivian food Stand
The Bolivian stand soon sol out of Saltenas, which proved very popular amongst everyone at the event. also other traditional dishes were sold, as well as mocochinchi, the drink that also sold out.

food from Nicaragua
The event was well received by the public, many enjoyed the food, the drinks the desserts, and also the performance from the Bolivian group " Bolivian Heritage", we danced Morenada, and the public really enjoy it, we thank you the organizers at the Bolivar Hall, and we are sure to see them next year!

Bolivian heritage dancers ( Video courtesy of the Bolivian Embassy in UK ) 

Resumen: Bolivia brilla en el WTM en Londres y sale en la portada de la revista oficial del evento!

El WTM, el evento mas importante en el sector turistico, se dio cita cuatro dias en el centro de exhibitiones Excel en Londres, del 5 al 8 de Noviembre.

Bolivia, Con el Viciministerio de Turismo, y la campania "Bolivia te espera", en los cuatro dias de la exhibicion, presento a varias parejas con diferentes trajes tipicos del pais asi mismo invitando a las personas a probar el delicioso mate de coca, productos alimenticios de quinoa, etc. Que fueron muy bien recividos por el publico, que mostro mucho interes en querer saber mas acerca de los productos y porsupuesto mostro bastante interes en querer conocer Bolivia.

Con el traje tipico de Cullawada.

Bolivia pudo mostrar diferentes trajes tipicos, como de Cullawada, Morenada, Caporales, de bailes Orientales, Chacarera, Tinkus, entre otros. y los mismos trajes llamaron la atencion del publico, Pudimos presentar un poco del baile de : Morenada:

   Los bailes fueron muy bien acogidos por el publico,que se animaban a bailar con nosotras ( video 1)

Diferentes paises latinoamericanos tambien mostraron diferentes trajes tipicos e inclusive musica en vivo tambien, como Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador y Brasil, que tuvo tambien gran exito al promocionarse turisticamente como uno de los anfritiones del Mundial, que se dara cita en el proximo 2014.

Aparte de los paises Latinoamericanos, tambien los otros paises pudieron mostrar lo mejor de ellos e invitar a visitar lugares increibles, fue un placer poder ser parte del evento y al mismo tiempo descubrir el mundo bajo un solo techo ! 
con los amigos mexicanos, en el ultimo dia del evento.

Colombia deleito al publico con su musica contagiosa.

Bolivia pudo formar aun mas parte del evento, y fue protagonista en la portada de la revista oficial del evento en el tercer dia! Un gran placer y al mismo tiempo fue increible ! ver la portada y poder representar al pais a un gran nivel , en el evento turistico mas importante... 

Bolivia en la portada de la revista oficial del evento .
 Ha sido un placer poder participar y con cada presentacion en la cual participamos, nos une mas a lo mas importante, lo que somos, aunque estando lejos del pais, podemos de algun modo tenerlo cerca, y representarlo y poder mostrar lo mejor de el... y cuando me preguntan el porque de lo que bailo, cual es el motivo? mi respuesta es sencilla : para que el publico se enamore de Bolivia :)