Caliente

July 8, 2015

You may or may not realize that Switzerland has a large and diverse population for such a small landlocked country;  there is always something going on. Over the weekend we witnessed the International Society for Krishna Consciousness aka Hare Krishnas chanting and saw all walks of life participating in different activities. I love people watching and I pay close attention to the diversity, sometimes you don’t see a lot of diversity when you stay in one place but diversity looks different everywhere you travel.

Years back when I first moved to Hawaii I didn’t recognize a lot of the vast diversity because I was so used to defining diversity in Black and White, but I learned to recognized the diversity around me and have life long friends from backgrounds including Hawaiian, Japanese, Filipino and many more. Ethnic minorities account for 75 percent of Hawaii’s population. Asians make up 55 percent, the largest percentage in the USA not to forget Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are 21 percent of the state’s population. This experience taught me to seek diversity everywhere I travel and helped me lean about other cultures.
The best thing to do when traveling is to make an effort to attend cultural events (and eat the food!). This weekend I went to Caliente, a huge latino festival that was attended by approximately 350,000 people. Everyone from Mexico to the Dominican Republic all the way to Cuba and many more attended. There is a large Latin American and Spanish population in Switzerland. There was Caipoera Martial Arts as Salsa music filled the air. Street vendors served Mojitos and Cuba Libre’s with nachos and it was a lot of fun!

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As the heat wave continued through the weekend I kept it simple in a color block bandage body-con skirt, black crop top and gladiator shoes!Bite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_culture Bite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_culture Bite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_cultureBite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_culture Bite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_culture Bite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_cultureBite+my+fashion_blogger_zurich_latina_culture_food

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76 responses to “Caliente”

  1. Elisabetta Bertolini says:

    So nice party 😀

    i love your blue skirt!!

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  2. Stephanie says:

    Looks like fun!! 🙂 love your shoes!!!
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  3. Pam says:

    Looks so fun!! I always love what you wear, you have such great style 🙂

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Looks like such a fun fest!
    Great outfit!!!


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  5. I love your outfit! The gladiators are to die for! Sounds like a cool festival too x
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  6. Bethany says:

    I adore this look! Love those sandals <3 <3

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  7. Olivia says:

    You look so fabulous!! LOVE it!!

    xx Olivia

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  8. Rena says:

    Wow, you know how to celebrate 🙂
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  9. What a fun time!! I love the gladiator sandals that you are wearing! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
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  10. Albert says:

    Wow looks like an amazing party! 🙂

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  11. Um those sandals are amazing!!! So fabulous!
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  12. Charnele says:

    The food there looks so yummy! Great skirt!
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  13. susan says:

    you’re so pretty! this looks like a lot of fun. i really want to visit Switzerland.
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  14. Jen says:

    I love your outfit, it looks like such a great party!

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  15. Rachel says:

    Such a great post! I totally agree, it’s so fun to experience the culture, especially the food, when visiting a new place! Also, I’m obsessed with those gladiator sandals! Happy Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
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  16. Shoshana says:

    Omg, that festival looks amazing! Great photos by the way. Might I add, those decanters of sangria are making me thirsty.

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  17. Kristina says:

    You look gorgeous, I really like your outfit, the black crop top is great! 🙂

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  18. What a fun event! You look fantastic, I am in love with those gladiators!!

  19. great photos darling, love your outfit! 😀
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  20. Sybil says:

    woooahh!!! fabulous look!!

    and all those drinks are amazing!! 😀

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  21. Ting says:

    Lovely, thanks for sharing! xo

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  22. Really interesting post…thx for sharing!
    Love the combination of outfit!
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  23. Nadia says:

    Love the sandals…!

  24. Really great pictures 🙂
    I love your dress!

    xoxo from Denmark,
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  25. This pics are stunning! ciao gloria

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  26. Noma says:

    True, what use is travelling if you don’t experience the food and real culture.
    Love this post, looks like lots of fun.

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  27. Looks like a lot of fun & the food looks delicious!

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  28. Jessica says:

    Muy caliente mamacita! you look like a hot tamale with that outfit 🙂 lovely photos btw

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  29. Agnes says:

    loving the skirt and gladiators!
    Agnes x

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  30. Chelsea says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks like so much fun! I love your braid and your abs are amazing in that crop top!

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  31. Lenya says:

    Looks like so much fun.
    xox
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  32. Aibina says:

    Great look! 🙂

  33. That street festival looks like so much fun…the food looks wonderful!
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  34. Diana says:

    that place looks so awesome! Love your skirt!

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  35. olivia says:

    cool outfit <3
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  36. Prudence Yeo says:

    Really cool gladiator sandals and the outfit is really chic too!

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  37. Denise says:

    I loved Zurich when I visited there last, although it was quite a bit colder! I really love your outfit and that event looks like so much fun!

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  38. sand says:

    Love the color of the skirt, so nice 🙂 Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

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  39. Eleonora says:

    Love your look! <3

    XOXO,
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  40. Hope you had a great time and dance all day long 🙂

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  41. mahryska says:

    great look!
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  42. Krissie says:

    This looks amazing – love those giant bowls!

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  43. Gosh, I’d love to visit Hawaii one day! This looks like a great way to experience the culture – great post!

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  44. This sounds like such a wonderful cultural event! Love the pictures!

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  45. Looks like such a beautiful event, and I love your outfit…your gladiator sandals are amazing!

  46. GlamourZONE says:

    You look great. That food must be delicious.
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  47. Ellen says:

    omg so much amazing food! and i am loving your outfit, fab styling!

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  48. Jeanelly says:

    That looks like so much fun! You look hawt girly!

    Xo
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  49. Great blog!
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  50. caroline says:

    that sangria station makes me want to cry tears of joy! xx

  51. Silvie says:

    beautiful pics…looks amazing!
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  52. This sounds like an amazing festival. Glad you had fun 🙂 X

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  53. Milena says:

    aww, you look beautiful! followed you, maybe follow back?
    love,
    Milena ♥
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  54. what a colorful event! the food and drinks look great! thanks for visiting my blog!
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  55. Sharon says:

    Fantastic outfit. The food and drinks look like they were a delight. I would love to follow each other. I am following you now on Bloglovin. I hope you follow back.

  56. Milena says:

    Followed you on Bloglovin, follow back?
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  57. idu says:

    Looks like such a fun festival. All that food will send me straight to food heaven being such a foodie. I enjoy tasting food fro different countries. Diversity is a must. You look lovely darling.
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  58. Nancy Chan says:

    Looks like an interesting street festival with so many things to enjoy.
    I am following you. Have a happy week!
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  59. Rani says:

    Beautiful photos! and love the outfit 🙂
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  60. Beautiful photos & great look dear!
    I follow you on bloglovin <3

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  61. CM says:

    Wow, amazing photos! I also love your outfit, I like the black&blue combination! ^-^
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

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  62. Hey 🙂

    Im following you at bloglovin 🙂

    Hope u follow back 🙂

    xxx

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  63. am2pm chic says:

    Nice post.
    xoxo
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  64. Alice says:

    Beautiful pictures my dear, I’m hungry now 😉 You look fantastic . I follow you on Google 🙂
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  65. Elena says:

    I like getting to know different people from different cultures. What a lovely post and pics!

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  66. Ananya Tales says:

    WOw..Love ur skirt n d way u styled it is so chic

    Thanks for Sharing
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  67. fashionlikealife says:

    amazing post and blog!
    Greetings

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  68. amely rose says:

    what a cute entry and Event
    and wow you look amazing
    the Outfit is perfect

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  69. Great post!!!I like your blog , I stay as a follower in facebook,instagram,bloglovin , I invite you to visit my blog, I hope you like it and stay in touch!!!kiss
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