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FC: South America Travel Journal By:Rikita Patangay

1: Table of Contents | Introduction Page 2 | Going to Mexico City! Page 3 Mexico City Page 4 & 5 Going to Jamaica! Page 6 Jamaica Page 7 & 8 Going to Chile! Page 9 Chile Page 10 & 11 Going to Venezuela! Page 12 Venezuela Page 13 & 14 Bye! Page 13

2: Introduction | Hi guys and gals today I'm going to South America to explore the countries like,Mexico,Jamaica, Chile and Venezuela. I am going to be writing about what I learned about the countries.So have fun reading!

3: Going to Mexico City!

4: Mexico City | April 8, 2013 I am here today in Mexico City.I came because my best friend Palo is Mexican and he lives in Mexico City,Mexico.He said he is going to tell me stuff about Mexico City's history. He says that Mexico City was founded by the Mexica also called the Aztecs in 1325.He said that Mexico City used to be called Mexica City but now it is referred to as Mexico City."The Mexica were one of the last Nahuatl-speaking peoples who migrated to this part of the Valley of Mexico after the Toltec Empire",he said. The Mexica themselves had a story about how their city was founded after being led to their principal god Huitzilopochtil. According to the story the god

5: indicated their new home with a sign, an eagle perched on a nodal cactus with a snake in its beak.Between 1325 and 1521, Tenochtitlan grew in size and strength, eventually dominating the other city-states around Lake Texcoco and in Valley of Mexico."When the Spaniards arrived,the Aztec Empire reached much of ,Esoterica, touching Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. Palo also said that a guy by the name of Hernan Cortes arrived in what is now in Mexico.Cortes learned about the political problems of the Aztec Empire and was able to exploit them,enabling him to eventually conquer Tenochtitlan.After that Palo took me to a friend of his so I can learn something about Mexico's Culture.So thats all the history of Mexico City I learned from Palo today. Next I will be going to Jamaica to study their Culture and People.

6: Going to Jamaica!

7: Jamaica | April 10,2013 I heard you wanted to know about Jamaica's culture and how people in Jamaica live. Well let me tell you some things that I have learned about Jamaica's culture.I have learned that Jamaican represents a combination of cultures that have inhabited the Greater Antilles island,Jamaica. The original Taino Settlers, followed by their Spanish Conquerors (who were run by the British), all made major contributions. However, it is the blacks and slaves who became the dominant cultural force as they suffered and resisted the harsh conditions of forced labor. After the abolition

8: of slavery, Chinese and Indian migrants were transported to the island indentured workers, bringing with them ideas from the Far East. The official local language is English, however a local dialect called Patois is spoken. Another thing I found out is that there were people called the Arawak's that were original inhabitants of the Caribbean. | That all I learned about the Culture and People of Jamaica. Next I'll be going to Chile to study their People and Culture.Bye!

9: Going to Chile!

10: Chile | April 12, 2013 Here I am today in a place called Chile which is in South America, may of heard of it. Today I'm learning about Chile's culture and the people who live there. Yesterday I went to a place called Santiago which is the biggest city in Chile and also Chile's capital. I went there to meet this girl named Julia. Julia told me about the Chilean culture. Here are some stuff I learned . Well one thing I learned is that in many ways Chilean culture is more European in style than Latin American, due to the number of European immigrants in Chile. Immigrants

11: coming to Chile have learned Spanish and Chiles culture, and the strong influence of Roman Catholicism . The isolation of the country seems to have farther insulated the people from global ethnics sparring. The influence of Roman Catholic Church is left and abortion is illegal.Well that all I learned about the Chilean culture and people! Next I'll be going to Venezuela to learn about their geography and climate.

12: G | G | Going to Venezuela!

13: Venezuela | April 14, 2013 This is my last trip in South America and I'm in Venezuela. Today I'm wondering what the Geography and Climate is here. I know just the place to go to learn about it.I can go ask my friend Emily who lives here. So I took a cab to Emily's house, and while I was taking the cab to Emily's house I saw a place called Parque Central Torre Este (Parque Central), the tallest building in Venezuela. So when I got to Emily's house she invited me in and we sat down for a cup of coffee. She told me that the coordinates of Venezuela

14: are 9.3928 N, 66.3562 W. Venezuela in more than two times the size of California.The countries that border Venezuela are Brazil, Colombia, and Guyana. Emily also said the climate in Venezuela is tropical, hot, humid, more moderate in the highlands . In Venezuela theres also many mountains like The Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands to the northwest and the Central Plains which are also called the Llanos and the Guiana HIghlands in the southeast. What are the main natural resources here, I asked Emily. Well the main natural resources are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, bauxite, gold, hydro power and diamonds. The most natural disasters that can occur are floods, rockslides, mudslides, and droughts. Well thats all the time I had to ask Emily about the Geography and Climate of Venezuela. This is th last day I'm in South America. Hope you learned a lot about South Americas countries. Bye!

15: Hope you learned a lot of stuff!

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