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We Were So Disappointed After Visiting The US And Realizing It Didn’t Look Like This

As kids, we couldn’t wait to come to America because somehow our parents managed to plant these seeds in our head…

We imagined America as Disneyland.

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We thought Micky Mouse, Pluto and the rest of the gang would be around us all the time. And that we would be surrounded by happy music, castles and princesses too. Sadly, this was not the case.

READ: Disney Princesses Getting the Selena Makeover Prove La Reina is Still the Best

We thought every town would be like LA and NY.

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We all know who is responsible for this one: La pinche TV. In our heads, the idea of America was either an ongoing summer vacation, like in “Baywatch,” or a glamorous life in the city with the cast of “Friends” or “Gossip Girl.” We were so naive.

We pictured everyone being blonde.

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It made sense… blonde heads everywhere, right? What we didn’t know back then was that America is a nation of immigrants and that diversity is all around us. Latinos represent over 55 million of the country’s population and the majority of us have brown or black hair… that is until we color it pink, green, blue or yellow.

We thought that staying in a Holiday Inn was luxurious.

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Hearing our parents talk about hotels, and even motels, sounded so cool to us. Room service, breakfast in bed… ah, the life. Until we discovered the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons existed.

We pictured eating happy meals every day AND being happy about it.

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After visiting America for the first time we found a new religion: fast food. French fries never tasted sooooo good.

READ: 11 Fast Food Items You Can Find In Latin America But Not Here

We imagined everyone being filthy rich.

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The mansions, the Lamborghinis, the labels. Everything was so perfect… on TV. How in the world could they afford all of that with their regular jobs? Very easy, welcome to the land of debt, homie.

We thought America was the largest country of all.

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The endless rides on highways and the fact that everyone used to drive everywhere, convinced us that the United States was Goliath and the rest of the world, poor little David. Sorry to burst your bubble, but we actually rank third.

We pictured all Americans being gorgeous.

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People living in America looked so shiny and beautiful, almost as if they won the gene pool world lottery. It was beautiful until we came across the people that go overboard with their Botox, sunless tanning and steroids.

How did you imagine America after your first visit? We are dying to know! Leave a comment below.

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In A Post-Covid World, Here Is Where You All Said Want To Travel

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In A Post-Covid World, Here Is Where You All Said Want To Travel

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Covid put a stop to our travel plans for 2020. After almost a year in lockdown, we have had time to plan fantasy trips and explore the world. We asked you where you wanted to visit and here are some of the places you all can’t wait to see.

Argentina

Argentina offers something for everyone. As on of the southernmost countries in the world, Argentina offers natural sights that will make nature lovers swoon. Into architecture? Cities like Mendoza offers a look at the art-deco style that will make you feel like you are back in time. Don’t forget to try to make a trip down to Ushuaia, the End of the World for a spectacular view.

Cuba

Cuba is a tricky one but a beautiful place to see. The country is filled with old buildings and cars that make it feel like a time capsule. Now, the island is old because they are oppressed and don’t have much. But you can always find ways to make sure that you help people of the island instead of giving the money to government approved businesses.

Costa Rica

This is about as wild and wondrous as it gets. Costa Rica will give everyone a chance to really be one with nature. The Central American country is a rainforest oasis with nature everywhere you look. The country prides itself on how development is not encroaching on nature and has even outlawed zoos and aquariums.

Honduras

Honduras is an underestimated place to visit. The food and people are warm and inviting. There has been some unrest in the country in recent years and a series of hurricanes has devastated the population. Tourism is a great way to bring money into a place the needs it. Just don’t take advantage of them while you are there.

Mexico

Mexico is a country filled with wonders new and old. You can experience the ruins of some of the oldest civilizations and bask in the modernity of Mexico City. The food is as diverse and vibrant as the people with delicious moles in Oaxaca and experimental fusions in Mexico City. Valle de Guadalupe is home to some farm to table restaurants and exquisite wineries. It truly is a journey of the sense if you take time to see the country.

Colombia

Colombia is one of South America’s gems. After years of internal conflict, the nation is growing and quickly becoming a destination. Bogotá and Medellín are great but make it a point to visit Cali. The city is one of the place everyone should visit if they make their way to Colombia.

READ: Mexico Announces 11 New Pueblos Mágicos And It’s The Post-COVID Travel Lust We All Need Right Now

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Video Shows A Man Who Lied About His COVID-19 Symptoms Dying On A Flight

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Video Shows A Man Who Lied About His COVID-19 Symptoms Dying On A Flight

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There’s a reason the CDC is recommending that people avoid travelling during the holidays–there’s no way of knowing the health statuses of the people around you. This fact was illustrated very clearly by a shocking event that occurred last Monday that was caught on video.

On December 14th, a man died on a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Los Angeles after lying about his symptoms.

Since news of his death went viral, footage of multiple passengers performing emergency CPR on him for 45 minutes has since been circulated.

According to various reports, the unidentified man was exhibiting troubling symptoms before the plane took off–namely shaking, sweating heavily and breathing with difficulty. About an hour into the flight, the man stopped breathing and the flight crew asked for CPR volunteers. In the meantime, they diverted the flight to New Orleans.

By the time the plane landed and the man was transported to the local hospital, he was pronounced dead.

Like every other passenger, the man had filled out a pre-flight checklist in which he agreed that he was not exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus.

United later confirmed that the deceased passenger “wrongly acknowledged this requirement.”

Passengers also confirmed that the airline did not take people’s temperatures when boarding the flight. One passenger also reported that, after the diversion, United did not switch planes, but instead gave passengers the option of

In response to this, United gave the following statement: “At the time of the diversion, we were informed he had suffered a cardiac arrest, so passengers were given the option to take a later flight or continue on with their travel plans.”

According to the flight’s passengers, the man’s wife was also overheard saying that her husband had been ill in the days leading up to the flight and that he had also lost his sense of taste and smell.

One of the passengers that attempted to resuscitate the man described the experience later via Twitter.

“I made the decision to attempt to save the passengers life and along with 2 others performed CPR for close to an hour until we landed. And continued to help the firefighters when they came onboard,” wrote passenger Tony Aldapa.

He continued: “I spent the remainder of the flight covered in my own sweat and in that man’s urine. I have since become symptomatic myself and am awaiting the results of my second test. I have not been contacted by the airline or by @CDCgov as of this time.”

Unsurprisingly, many people are upset both at United for failing to have a protocol in place from preventing sick passengers from boarding their planes and at the unidentified man for knowing he was sick and putting everyone in danger.

“What a disaster!” wrote one Twitter user. “Not only was passenger and family exhibiting selfish behavior, United Airlines continues to exhibit incompetence as an airline.”

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