Fires in the Amazon: El pulmón del planeta está en llamas Posted by Anais on Aug 26, 2019
The Amazonas is one of Earth’s key ecological regions — so much so that it has been nicknamed “el pulmón del planeta” (the planet’s lung) — but the most recent forest fires registered there are unprecedented, according to weather and conservation monitoring agencies. Encompassing a bioma that covers approximately 6.7 million square kilometers of South…
Mexico and its Cheeses Posted by Karoly Molina on Aug 22, 2019
When we think of cheese, our minds usually think of France, the Netherlands and Italy (to name a few), but much less to Mexico. However, Mexico boasts of some delicious cheese that complement Mexican cuisine quite well. In this post, I would like to explore the queso tradition in Mexico with four of its varieties: queso Oaxaca…
Viajando por Perú (Parte Dos) Posted by sasha on Aug 19, 2019
Después de un mes en Lima, viajamos a Santiago de Chile (After one month in Lima, we traveled to Santiago Chile). You can read all about our month in la capital peruana (the Peruvian capital) in Parte Uno. In Parte Dos, I’ll talk about our return to Peru after traveling around Chile and experiencing Carnaval in…
Argentina’s Instability on the Spotlight (+ Vocabulary) Posted by Anais on Aug 19, 2019
You have probably heard a lot about Argentina this week, as South America’s second largest nation was “the thing” of the week in global news. In this post I’ll give you some key facts to better understand what’s happening down here regarding politics and the local economy. I’ll also introduce the most resounding words constantly…
Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Common idioms and proverbs Posted by Laura on Aug 18, 2019
Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using common idioms and proverbs.
Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Direct and indirect object pronouns Posted by Laura on Aug 6, 2019
Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using direct and indirect object pronouns.
Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – How to describe people negatively in Spanish Posted by Laura on Jul 30, 2019
Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice describing people negatively in Spanish.