Mexican film is internationally celebrated and a great way to improve your Spanish. Mexican Spanish is my favorite Latin American variant of the language. For me, it’s the clearest and easiest to understand. Read More

In summer 2016 I spent 11 days in the highlands of Ecuador visiting Quito, Otavalo, and Cuenca after spending three weeks in Colombia.

Itinerary

DayDaytimeSleep
1Flight to Quito via BogotáQuito
2QuitoQuito
3Bus to OtavaloOtavalo
4Bus to QuitoQuito
5QuitoQuito
6QuitoQuito
7Flight to CuencaCuenca
8CuencaCuenca
9CuencaCuenca
10CuencaCuenca
11Flight to Quito, then flight back to US
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In 2016 I spent 3 weeks in Colombia in June exploring Bogotá, Villa de Leyva, Salento, Manizales, Jardín, Medellín, and Cartagena. The highlight was Colombia’s lush Zona Cafetera (coffee zone) with a stay at a gorgeous hacienda featuring an outstanding coffee tour. Read More

In spring 2016, after four weeks of Spanish school in Guanajuato, Mexico, I spent three weeks visiting San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro, Mexico City, Puebla, Morelia, and Pátzcuaro.

Itinerary

DayDaytimeSleep
Fly to LeónGuanajuato
Guanajuato - Four weeks of language studyGuanajuato
1Bus to San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende
2San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende
3San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende
4Bus to QuerétaroQuerétaro
5QuerétaroQuerétaro
6Day trip - TequisquiapanQuerétaro
7Bus to Mexico CityMexico City
8Mexico CityMexico City
9Mexico CityMexico City
10Mexico CityMexico City
11Bus to PueblaPuebla
12PueblaPuebla
13PueblaPuebla
14PueblaPuebla
15Bus to MoreliaMorelia
16MoreliaMorelia
17MoreliaMorelia
18Bus to PátzcuaroPátzcuaro
19PátzcuaroPátzcuaro
20Bus then taxi to Morelia airport for flight back to US
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Update: In February and March 2017 I returned to Escuela Falcon in Guanajuato for three weeks, taking a mix of private and group classes. It was as welcoming and warm a place as ever, and I made many new friends and reconnected with old ones. The school is receiving record numbers of students due to the rave reviews it received under the previous director. Read More