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Trekking in Guatemala for a Good Cause Posted by on Jan 29, 2020

Uno de mis pasatiempos es el senderismo (One of my hobbies is hiking). I’ve planned many travels around hiking, including some epic trips in Latin America such as trekking in Patagonia and doing the jungle trek to Machu Picchu. Recently, I went on the 3-day trek from Xela to Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala with…

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The Neutral Accent in Spanish… Is it real? Posted by on Jan 27, 2020

Admit it: You probably have tried to imitate the impeccable accent you have always been hearing on soap operas or TV series coming from the Spanish-speaking world, but you may have noticed it sounds very different from the language spoken elsewhere. Well, I congratulate you for using your TV as a learning tool—it is indeed…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish expressions of agreement and disagreement Posted by on Jan 26, 2020

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using Spanish expressions of agreement and disagreement.

The Best Places to Learn Spanish in 2020 Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

¿Cuáles son tus resoluciones de año nuevo? (What are your New Year’s Resolutions?). For many people, a New Year’s Resolution is to aprende un idioma (learn a language). That’s probably why you’re reading this blog! In this post I’m going to talk about los mejores lugares para aprender español en 2020 (the best places to…

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The Gaucho: Key Figure of the Argentinean Culture Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

The gaucho could be defined as the Argentinean cowboy, a legendary figure well-known for their horse riding, cattle rearing, and living as a nomad of the pampas (grassy steppes). The concept of the gaucho spans hundreds of years, stemming from the colonization of the Southern Cone by the Spanish empire and the mixture of European…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – More about using Spanish relative pronouns Posted by on Jan 19, 2020

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. More practice using Spanish relative pronouns.

Austria and Mexico: Joint Effort to Preserve Aztec Headdress Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

The Welt Museum Wien or the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna holds one of the most precious items left from the Aztec empire: Emperor Moctezuma’s headdress. This beautiful headdress or penacho is an iconic artefact of the museum and a go-to point for most Mexicans in Vienna. The Aztecs and Moctezuma The Imperio Azteca or the…

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