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Practice Speaking Spanish

Planning a Trip to Spain: The Cost of Eating Out

by Chief Spanish Learner on February 10, 2012

I realized when planning a visit to Spain, I was still missing one key piece of information. I could check on plane prices and hotel reservations, but what about once I got over to Spain. I had a co-worker who returned from a European vacation and told me that each meal for their family of […]

Motivation to Learn Spanish – Where Would You Like to Visit?

by Chief Spanish Learner on January 18, 2012

As a follow-up to my post on planning a visit to Spain, I asked Laura ( what part of Spain she lived in and what local attraction or activity did she most enjoy showing visitors. Laura’s reply: The most famous attraction in Bilbao is undoubtedly the Guggenheim Museum and, in my humble opinion, it is […]

La Madre del novio

by Chief Spanish Learner on December 15, 2011

It’s funny when I wrote The Case of the Missing Poodle, I set it starting in an airport and moving to a hotel, so there would be lots of travel vocabulary. As a writer I needed a reason that my main character was at the airport and the first thing that came to mind was […]

Learning Spanish, Planning a Visit to Spain

by Chief Spanish Learner on December 1, 2011

I promised in my post about Speaking Spanish while traveling that I would tell you the source of my info. It is Laura, who writes The Spanish Blog and lives in Spain. So I asked Laura, if I were to visit Spain and had at most 1-2 weeks there, what should I see. Here is […]

Practice Speaking Spanish while Traveling in Spain

by Chief Spanish Learner on November 19, 2011

I know I’m not alone when thinking that while it would be great to practice speaking Spanish in Spain, that I’m worried people will find my limited Spanish irritating. So I asked a Spanish native (I’ll tell you who later) about this issue and here is her reply: I know for sure that people in […]

Where to Practice Speaking Spanish on Holiday

by Chief Spanish Learner on June 20, 2011

In my last post, I talked about improving your Spanish pronunciation and confidence speaking Spanish. While the methods I listed are good, a MUCH more fun and effective way to practice speaking Spanish is to do so by traveling to Spanish-speaking countries, hopefully while on a nice vacation. I’m not exactly a globe-trotter, so when […]