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Everyday Bean Stew

Heloisa Bacellar

Heloisa Bacellar is not only a constant celebrity in the Brazilian gastronomy scene.
Meanwhile she passes on her recipes and her passion for good food all over the world.
At first, she graduated with a law degree from the Pontificia Universidade catolica in Sao Paolo. But instead of working as a lawyer, she went to Paris where she earned the Grand Diplôme de Cuisine at the legendary Cordon blue Academy. So, it's highly official: Heloisa Bacellar is one of the best chefs you can find.
Heloisa Bacellar

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A ladle of hot and flavorful bean stew is a must have at any meal in Brazil. We love our bean stew with a spoonful of white rice besides vegetables, beef, chicken or fish. On the plate, some prefer to […]

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Requiem for a violin – Part III: Paths

Arthur Pahl

Arthur Pahl was born in Gladbeck / Westphalia and grew up in Würzburg. After a apprenticeship in the hotel trade, he completed an internship in Swiss fine dining, worked as a steward on an ocean liner, lived in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, was a rice farmer, emerald trader, taxi driver, Tomb stone seller and stockbroker before he succeeded in Germany, where he has been working ever since as a tour Manager for international tour groups. Arthur's personal motto is: "Writing is Living - reading is understanding Life.
Arthur Pahl

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In the January 2019 edition of PonderingTime, our author Arthur Pahl tells how the German violinist Johny Schwarz, who was murdered in Bogota, left Germany after World War II with a violin from Mittenwald in his luggage but arrived in […]

#Arts & Culture#Topic of the month

The longing to travel

Soledad Marquez

Soledad Marquez is German and Chilean; born in Germany, she grew up in Chile and Brazil, studied in Germany and lives now in her homeland of heart, in Chile, at the sea. She studied Spanish, French and Portuguese Literature and loves books. She also likes to go surfing and to collect seashells while walking at the beach with her husband and her daughter.
Soledad Marquez

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In Europe, it is normal for young people to move throughout the European Union. School classes arrange trips at a young age going beyond the borders of their own nation, and it is widespread for students to visit the countries […]

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Colombia’s road paradox

Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur

I was born in the city of Medellín, department of Antioquia (Colombia) on November 12, 1955. Studies of Philosophy and Theology, Pontifical Bolivarian University, Medellín (Colombia). Degree in Education-Languages, Spanish and Literature, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia), 1990. Specialization in Spanish Language and Literature, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Madrid (Spain), 1995. Master in Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá (Colombia), 1996. Thesis: Coronimia antioqueña which was later published with some modifications by the Universidad del Quindío in 2010. Staff Teacher, Spanish Literature and Language Program, Faculty of Education, Universidad del Quindío, Armenia (Quindío, Colombia). In addition, because of my humanistic academic background, I have been a professor of Latin and Greek. Areas of study: Sociolinguistics in marginal areas of Colombia and Semiotics in Numismatics. Hobbies: Diving, cycling, walking in the mountains, getting to know cities, people and customs from other latitudes, collecting and studying the use of signs on coins and world notes.
Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur

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Except for a few two-lane roads, Colombia is more of a sui generis country in the broadest sense regarding terms of its country road system. There is the so-called 4G route for freight transport with its long exits to the […]

#Cusine

Heloisa Bacellar: Easy one bowl manioc an coconut cake

Heloisa Bacellar

Heloisa Bacellar is not only a constant celebrity in the Brazilian gastronomy scene.
Meanwhile she passes on her recipes and her passion for good food all over the world.
At first, she graduated with a law degree from the Pontificia Universidade catolica in Sao Paolo. But instead of working as a lawyer, she went to Paris where she earned the Grand Diplôme de Cuisine at the legendary Cordon blue Academy. So, it's highly official: Heloisa Bacellar is one of the best chefs you can find.
Heloisa Bacellar

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In Brazil, manioc is more popular than potato, which may sound crazy or strange to anyone elsewhere in the world. Manioc is not only unique and tasty, but also a very versatile ingredient, working perfectly well with both savory and […]

#Travel

National Park of Colombia Serranía de Chiribiquete

Enrique Rodríguez Andrade

Enrique RODRÍGUEZ ANDRADE was born in December 1949 in Bogotá. He studied, mainly at the Colegio Andino, Antiguo Colegio Alemán until 1966 and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Colegio San Carlos de Bogotá in 1969 (Benedictine Fathers of North Dakota). He took Business Administration at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano de Bogotá, 1974 and specialized in International Banking & Finance at the Ibero Amerika Bank AG in Bremen, then 1976/1977, Federal Republic of Germany. He worked mainly in the Financial sector, Banco Cafetero y Serfinansa S.A. and in the Colombian Coffee Exporter trade, having belonged, among other boards, to the Board of Directors of the Colombian Coffee Exporters Association. He also worked for some years as Regional Controller of Compañía de Seguros La Previsora S.A. based in Bogotá. For more than 10 years he worked for the mining company Drummond Ltd., Colombia, where he retired in 2011, when he was Financial & Administrative Manager of the Company, reporting directly to its president. Since then he has retired to the department of Casanare, where he has dedicated himself to thinking, reading, writing and studying ever since. He also takes care of his 6 adopted canines and 2 adopted felines.
Enrique Rodríguez Andrade

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Colombia’s former president until August 2018, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2016. Not only did he manage to reach a peace agreement with the continent’s oldest guerrilla group, after more than 60 years of armed […]

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The long road of a small pocket book

Arthur Pahl

Arthur Pahl was born in Gladbeck / Westphalia and grew up in Würzburg. After a apprenticeship in the hotel trade, he completed an internship in Swiss fine dining, worked as a steward on an ocean liner, lived in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, was a rice farmer, emerald trader, taxi driver, Tomb stone seller and stockbroker before he succeeded in Germany, where he has been working ever since as a tour Manager for international tour groups. Arthur's personal motto is: "Writing is Living - reading is understanding Life.
Arthur Pahl

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Paths are laid in our cradle at birth. They are the blueprint of our destiny. Just as we have a blood group, genes that determine our hereditary factors or have inherited physical characteristics from our ancestors, so each of us […]

#Stories & History

The Castañeda Family

Luis Mendoza

Luis Mendoza was born in Armenia / Quindío (Colombia) and studied Spanish and Literature. He studied law at the University of Quindío, too. Later he completed his studies in law and has worked for NGOs and social organizations. He currently lives in Spain where he has taken time to reflect on life and its purpose, understand different world views and learn from other cultures. Luis shares the Scouting idea of "leaving the world in better condition than we found it".
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No one will doubt – much less in Latin American societies where one learns at the pace and to the extent of the family in which one is born – that family is the center of people’s lives. It is […]

#Stories & History

PermaTree – Sustainable living in Ecuador, with educational aspirations

Thomas Matterne

Thomas Matterne writes stories since he can write. His first professional path, however, was a job as an online journalist at a local TV station. While he works now more in the field of PR and marketing, he is also still a passionate blogger.
Thomas Matterne

In search of a sustainable way of life in harmony with nature, the two Swiss Citizens were interviewed by PonderingTime about their new life and their project PermaTree. With PermaTree, Btina and Santi created more than just a sustainable farm. […]

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The return to the roots

Diana Marcela Herrera

Hi, my name is Diana Marcela, I am from Colombia! I have been a teacher for 11 years and love what I do. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with children, teenagers and adults. I have worked in Colombia for several years, and since my passion is to meet new people and cultures, I have had the opportunity to work as a teacher in the United States and China. Currently I live in India.
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I will begin this writing by exposing part of my human nature; the fear that dominated me for many years and prevented me from walking in faith. The fear of dreaming or believing that the good things in life are […]

#Essays

Christmas is near

Soledad Marquez

Soledad Marquez is German and Chilean; born in Germany, she grew up in Chile and Brazil, studied in Germany and lives now in her homeland of heart, in Chile, at the sea. She studied Spanish, French and Portuguese Literature and loves books. She also likes to go surfing and to collect seashells while walking at the beach with her husband and her daughter.
Soledad Marquez

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Christmas is near and like every year, the time of the year is close when my ambivalent relationship with the Lord, with God, becomes clear. I grew up in a Christian environment as a Protestant Lutheran. When I was 14 […]

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Home – land is where you know the recipes of your favorite dishes

Soledad Marquez

Soledad Marquez is German and Chilean; born in Germany, she grew up in Chile and Brazil, studied in Germany and lives now in her homeland of heart, in Chile, at the sea. She studied Spanish, French and Portuguese Literature and loves books. She also likes to go surfing and to collect seashells while walking at the beach with her husband and her daughter.
Soledad Marquez

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There are many concepts and definitions of homeland. The majority is based on a relationship between a physical space, geographical and defined by language, culture, borders and traditions with an individual, whose emotional state echoes the same space.

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A Walk down Memory Lane

Arthur Pahl

Arthur Pahl was born in Gladbeck / Westphalia and grew up in Würzburg. After a apprenticeship in the hotel trade, he completed an internship in Swiss fine dining, worked as a steward on an ocean liner, lived in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, was a rice farmer, emerald trader, taxi driver, Tomb stone seller and stockbroker before he succeeded in Germany, where he has been working ever since as a tour Manager for international tour groups. Arthur's personal motto is: "Writing is Living - reading is understanding Life.
Arthur Pahl

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Where is home? Where you were born, grew up, and went to school? Or where you happen to be living right now? Or where you had the most life-changing experiences? Well, I guess we all need to figure that out […]

#Topic of the month

Homeland by Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal

Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal

Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal is originally from the city of Concepción, Chile, he work as a veterinarian by profession. He first worked in a veterinary clinic to later become active in the pharmaceutical industry. At the same time, he also taught with great passion. He currently advises various companies in the agricultural sector. He likes writing poetry and is also a radio amateur. He is a person who loves to travel and learn something new from anywhere. His learning thirst is rounded off by a great love of reading. He currently lives in the city of Chillan, Chile.
Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal

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But … What is Homeland?

#Cusine

Christmas dinner a bit different: with Heloisa Bacellar

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As editors behind PonderingTime we work for you to provide an interesting and informative online magazine. Each month, we put together a focus topic, but in addition, you will find in the time in between always the latest articles on our site.
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Christmas Season is approaching, and PonderingTime feels pleased to announce an exceptional culinary highlight, days before Christmas. Brazilian star chef Heloisa Bacellar, has compiled delightful Christmas dinner recipes for our readers.

#Stories & History

A rescue mission in Antarctica – Memories of Armando Buira

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As editors behind PonderingTime we work for you to provide an interesting and informative online magazine. Each month, we put together a focus topic, but in addition, you will find in the time in between always the latest articles on our site.
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Mankind has populated all continents, and yet Antarctica is a continent that makes it anything but easy on people. The high and thick ice cliff bands of Antarctica are as repellent today as they were 200 years ago when the […]

#Essays#Topic of the month

The Bridge – Separated instead of living together

Thomas Matterne

Thomas Matterne writes stories since he can write. His first professional path, however, was a job as an online journalist at a local TV station. While he works now more in the field of PR and marketing, he is also still a passionate blogger.
Thomas Matterne

Anyone who thinks about the wall  – to be built on the US border with Mexico – that Donald Trump has promised to his voters  , is not only shocked by the openly flaunted hostility to mankind  , but also […]

#Promptly#Travel

Architecture: The Bahareque culture in Colombia

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez has a  College degree in Spanish and Literature. He is retired from the Colombian police and a lover of adventure. Fabian lives in the city of Armenia Quindío, likes art, cinema and is also a fan of science fiction movies, especially time travel. He enjoys the mountains and rivers of his native Colombia and dreams of traveling around the world, getting to know places that are not mentioned in any travel guide.
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Colombia is still an unexplored country, full of natural wonders, architectural, cultural and social contrasts, which influence the economic development of the communities throughout its territory.