In October and November 2016 I spent two weeks in southern Spain exploring Córdoba, Granada, Ronda, and Seville. My starting point was Madrid, where I had spent almost three weeks doing Spanish language study and sightseeing.

Itinerary

DayDaytimeNight
Fly to Madrid from USMadrid
Madrid - 2 1/2 weeks of language studyMadrid
1AVE to CórdobaCórdoba
2CórdobaCórdoba
3CórdobaCórdoba
4Bus to GranadaGranada
5GranadaGranada
6GranadaGranada
7Train to RondaRonda
8RondaRonda
9RondaRonda
10Bus to SevillaSevilla
11SevillaSevilla
12SevillaSevilla
13SevillaSevilla
14AVE to MadridMadrid
15Flight back to US
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Spanish podcasts are a convenient way to improve your Spanish on the go. I listen at the gym, while out walking, and in the car. They also get me through long hours on planes and buses when I’m traveling!

Just tap the title of each podcast to go to its website.
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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