For most people, the biggest obstacle preventing them from travelling more is the cost, whether it’s the pricey flights or high cost of living at their chosen destination. However, believe it or not, there are still areas of Europe where you really can enjoy a holiday on a tight budget. Among these elusive locations is Spain, where it’s not just easy to have an affordable holiday, but getting there is surprisingly inexpensive too! Continue Reading →
This is a guest post from my friend Liz. Liz writes Memoirs of a Young Adventuress which is about traveling and expat life abroad. Four years ago, she said goodbye to the freezing cold New England winters and ‘hola’ to sunny, warm Spain, and hasn’t looked back. Unsatisfied living in the same place for too long, she has called several cities in Spain home, from Salamanca to Madrid, Córdoba and Málaga, and now Logroño in the north.
Living and traveling around beautiful sunny Spain couldn’t sound more perfect. Long days spent on a sandy beach combined with dancing all night in a disco filled with energetic and sleepless youths seems like many a 20-something year old’s ideal summer, at least it is for me. Combined with the famously cheap lifestyle (150 euros for rent? REALLY?) and shockingly lax attitudes concerning work and time, living in Spain can truly feel like a never-ending vacation. But that day always comes when you pluck up the courage to check your bank account and you want to faint (“was running with the bulls worth all of that?!” and “There should be an extra digit in there!”). Continue Reading →
You know how filled with bravado I am running this site? It’ll come as no surprise then when I tell you that I’m one of the world’s greatest drivers. Ok, Jensen Button I’m not, but I can safely say I’ve never had an accident in all my years (8 in total) of trucking.
Still driving in a new country can be quite challenging can’t it? And driving in Spain is something I’ve yet to conquer but have started thinking about doing a lot recently (no doubt heavily inspired by the road trip I took last year). Continue Reading →
Hello to everyone, readers old and new! Thanks for the support over the past week, I’ve had an incredible response from people reading about my progress on Fluent In 3 Months, so thanks very much. You’re all helping to spur me onward in my quest for fluency. Let’s hope that you too can make the leap!
So as it’s time for another progress report, this month I thought I’d continue in the same trend as last time and marry it with another load of useful hints and tips. This time round I want to talk about how you can learn Spanish for cheap without having to pay for expensive classes or language learning software. As readers of this blog will know, I’ve spent almost next to nothing on learning materials, preferring a much more immersive route involving the social and contextual use of the language itself. Has it paid off? Only time will tell, yet the results seem to speak for themselves thus far.
So let’s make a start shall we? Hopefully it’ll help save you some more precious travel money so you can indulge in further trips around the world! Continue Reading →
Hola! I'm Will Peach and I left my 9-5 London lifestyle in the last half of 2011 to learn Spanish to fluency and figure out what to see in Spain while living on the cheap.
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