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There's only one thing in life that makes me as happy as hanging out with friends and family, and that is food. Oh, comida, how I love thee. You are nostalgic, delicious, and have been the entryway to so many places and cultures for me. (It wasn't until I went backpacking through Europe that I discovered how much I loved beer — Belgium beer, that is.) But when I can't just pack my bags and travel the world, I turn to Anthony Bourdain's Instagram account so that I can live vicariously through him on his travels. And what's more, I can't help but light up whenever he hits up Latin America. So check out some places that have spoken to my Latina heart. 

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