Learning Spanish in South America: Ecuador

A little bit of Spanish goes a very long way in South America – where in most countries almost no one speaks English, even in hotels and at tourist attractions. Fortunately, classes in South America tend to be much cheaper and more immersive than in the UK, so I’ve started this series…

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Learning Spanish in South America: Bolivia

A little bit of Spanish goes a very long way in South America – where in most countries almost no one speaks English, even in hotels and at tourist attractions. Travelling this continent will be extremely tough if you don’t make at least some effort to learn the local language, and…

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Learning Spanish in South America: Colombia

This is the second post in my new series on learning Spanish in South America – the first was all about learning in Argentina. If you’re travelling long term in South America, learning a little Spanish really will be invaluable: in many South American countries, even in the big cities…

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Learning Spanish in South America: Argentina

When it comes to long term travel in South America, I honestly can’t stress enough how much easier your life will be if you learn a little Spanish. Many popular travel destinations, like Europe and Asia, tend to spoil us by having very good English as a second language, but in…

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Best Apps for Learning Spanish

For long term travel in South America, I can stress enough how helpful it will be to know at least a little bit of the language before you go. On the whole, the locals speak little or no English – even in big cities and popular tourist destinations – and…

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Five of the Best Websites for Learning Spanish

One of the biggest pieces of advice I can offer to anyone headed to South America is to learn at least a bit of the language before you go. Don’t under estimate how helpful this can be. While other popular traveller destinations, like Asia and Europe, tend to spoil us…

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