You know that saying, “The best things in life are free?” Well, it’s true for me. I like to think of myself as a very grateful person. It’s why I like to share stories about my adventures on this blog and my Twitter account @travelinggringa. But there is one thing that has always been a bit of a challenge for me when it comes to showing gratitude. How do you show gratitude when you don’t speak the language?
Gracias is a small town in western Honduras. It is located in the mountains of Central America, close to the Celaque National Park. In fact, it is a great jumping off point for visiting the park. The town is also home to the San Sebastian Museum, which has a botanical garden. Gracias is one of the most visited tourist spots in Honduras.
Gracias is the capital of the Lempira Department. It is a mountainous area in western Honduras that is home to approximately 25,000 people. A large portion of the population is involved in agriculture. Gracias has a monsoonal climate. Most of the city is accessible on foot, but red mototaxis are available everywhere.
One of the best ways to thank someone in Spanish is to use gracias. This is a word that is part of the first 100 high frequency words in Spanish. Its origins are from the Latin word gratus. This word had many meanings, including agreeable, favorable, and beloved. Today, gracias can mean a number of things, but its most important usage is to express thanks.
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Gracias is an excellent example of how a simple word can change lives. In a small town, the Gracias Choir is able to reach people who would otherwise not be able to hear them. Their music is full of soul-echo harmonies that bring comfort to the listener. They have performed in slums and rundown neighborhoods, and they believe that their music is a powerful tool that can change lives.
Te lo agradezco
It’s a little more than a year since the release of Alejandro Sanz’s Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No, but the video starring the singer and his biceps still has the power to knock your socks off. And the video has a lot to offer: a snazzy title sequence, a nifty making-of featurette, and, of course, the best part: the dancing.
The album is the product of a collaboration between Sanz and director Jaume de Laiguana. In fact, Te Lo Agradezco, Pero no is the culmination of A la First Persona, a project that was launched back in 2002. For a while, it looked like Sanz might actually take his talents to the big stage, but that sadly did not happen. Nonetheless, “Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No” has made it onto the Billboard Hot Latin Songs list, as well as the Latin Pop Airplay charts. That’s right, it actually topped both lists, and it got its due on multiple awards shows.
Te Lo Agradezco, pero no
Although “Te Lo Agradezco, pero no” didn’t win the aforementioned award for best video of the year, the track did end up being nominated for Video of the Year. It also got a lot of attention from other awards shows, including the Oscars. So it’s no surprise that the song received multiple nominations, including Best Song, Best Male Vocalist, Best Song Written for a Film, Best Original Music, and Best Arrangement in a Motion Picture. With so many accolades to its name, the album deserves a spot on your best of the year list. Hopefully, next year will be just as good. In the meantime, you’ll be humming along to its songs for years to come.