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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

DOTD-030 – Micaela Moreni


Posted on YouTube: August 15, 2014

The dancer is Micaela Moreni.

From what I can tell, this group is from Salta, Argentina, a city with a noticeable Arab population.

This may be their studio Facebook page.

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The Bedouin


YouTube was posting in Dec, 2012

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Salta, Argentina
Courtesy: Wikipedia

The Bedouin.

A restaurant in Salta, Argentina.

Salta is a subtropical resort city in the Northwest of Argentina.

Wikipedia

However, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the arrival of Italian, Spanish and Arab immigrants, particularly Syrians and Lebanese, revived trade and agriculture all over the area while further enhancing the city’s multicultural flavor.

It has a large Arab population, so this restaurant should prosper.

At that latitude, Salta should be tropical, as it is just shy of the tropic of capricorn, but it is about 3,780 feet high in the mountains; and so can be affected by Andean cold.

However, even though it might dip below freezing at night in the dead of winter, it will usually shoot up to 20°C (68°F) by noon. So, it is subtropical with a pleasant climate.

Outside the city grow Giant Cactus called the Cardon Grande (Echinopsis terscheckii) which can reach 25 feet, and resemble the Saguaro of Arizona, and Mexico.

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