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Dear Dr. Jones Segovia #3

August 8th, 2014

Segovia Main Square

Segovia Main Square

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How to keep up your Spanish #3

August 5th, 2014

Instituto de Cervantes Madrid
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How to keep up your Spanish #2

July 10th, 2014

Playlist Spanish Music

I have to admit that when I started learning Spanish some (OMG I have to think about it to remember) 8 years ago, I was pretty naive. I bought three CDs (back in the days when the internet was something super exciting and Wifi moved into everybody’s home) of Shakiras early Columbian music days. Even now I have to stay focused to be able to follow her songs completely but back than it made Spanish a mysteriously difficult subject. Later on I discovered that there are actually South-American singers who sing at a moderate speed. I became a big fan of Julieta Venegas from Mexico…When I have a good day I even listen to the very Spanish El Cigala music, only Spain could produce. Those of you who have been to a Flamenco show know what I mean.

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How to keep up your Spanish #1

July 8th, 2014

Keep up your Spanish Skills

Spain and Madrid have shaped me quite a bit in the last four years. The weather is sunny all year round, the food from the market is fantastic and the people are easy to talk to. Madrid is creative and lively, never really sleeping and it’s never too late in this city as they say it in the Almodóvar movies.

In the last four years I went from half A1 level Spanish to quite a good understanding if you don’t count the different accents all over Spain. I speak Spanish every day and when I go abroad it is the language that connects me to other Spaniards. Now that I moved I am thinking about how to keep my language skills up and improving and I came up with a few possibilities to keep up your Spanish:

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Chinchón: Food and Spanish Life

May 20th, 2012

Flowers Chinchón

While walking around Chinchón we realized very fast that they have strong realtionship to food and especially garlic. On our bus ride we have seen many olive trees and vines.

ChinchónWalking past the building you find many people offering garlic, herbs, soap and almonds on small tables infront of their front doors. I asked and been told that garlic soup is a traditional dish here in Chinchón.
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Chinchón – somewhere southeast of Madrid

May 15th, 2012

Inside the Parador in Chinchón

Chinchón sounds not really like a Spanish city name more like a chinese expresion and many Spanish have never heard of it even though it is only one hour by bus from Madrid. So if you plan your trip to this pretty Spanish town in the south of Madrid you might encounter people asking you: What, where are you going? or Chinchón?

Chinchón

Nevertheless I did not loose my motivation even though it didn’t seem an extremly popular destination at that time. We took the bus 337 from Conde de Casal to Chinchón. (more…)

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