A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

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Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

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Archive for the ‘Learn Spanish’ Category

Why is it important to learn Spanish? Well… here are some reasons. No doubt there are many more. If you are a tourist in Mexico or another Spanish-speaking country, the more Spanish you have picked up, the easier it will be to get around, to appreciate what you are seeing, and to get to know […]

Have you thought of going to a Spanish language school? Let me explain a little about these places in case you are having dreary memories of high school. Throughout Mexico — actually, just about everywhere in the vast Spanish-speaking world — language schools offer short courses of a week to several weeks or even months. […]

Older than what? I’m not going to set an age, but if you notice that it’s harder to remember phone numbers and names than it used to be, then this page of tips on how to learn Spanish is for you. It’s easier to memorize when you are younger, but you can certainly still learn […]

I’ve discovered an excellent resource to help you learn Spanish at home, in your car, or anywhere. The Rocket Spanish program says that you can be fluent in 3 months of practice — and of course, even if you don’t have 3 months till that trip to Mexico or wherever, you can make a lot […]

I ordered this CD set for the library where I was director not long ago, and it was very popular for learning Spanish. I listened to part of it, and if I ever go to China, I may get the basic Pimsleur tapes first! My Spanish is somewhat beyond the basic level, but even so […]

I love Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish, by Joseph J. Keenan. It makes terrific browsing, as well as providing a lot of information for intermediate and advanced students of Spanish. Keenan has lived and worked in Mexico for years, and his hard-earned knowledge of the language is shared in a delightful and informative manner. For […]

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses, by Dorothy Devney Richmond, has helped me brush up on the weakest part of my Spanish. Verbs. Like many foreigners, I’ve stumbled around when I get out of the present tense. The future isn’t so bad because I can say “Voy a [infinitive], that is, ” I am going […]

Practice Makes Perfect:Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions, by Dorothy Richmond, is on my desk where I can pick it up for a few minutes now and then. I also have the same author’s book on Spanish verbs and study it quite often, though I couldn’t say I manage to do it every day. I got this […]

A little background is helpful here: the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the U.S. State Department developed programs to help diplomats learn Spanish as quickly and effectively as possible. With many thousands of people going through the program, the FSI was able to refine its effectiveness over time. These people really had to speak Spanish, […]

Jan 4, 2009 – It’s been a few weeks now since I added the image of my new ebook on how to learn Spanish to the side of this blog. Quite a few of you have signed up for it and I thought everybody else might like to know more about it. It’s not another […]

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