Do you miss the surprises of traveling, matching wits against a novel situation? I do. In 2005, we learned a lot on our trip to the Yucatan Peninsula. In Mérida, I was researching articles for a translation. I’ll save that story for another Thursday. When my work was complete, we bought bus tickets for the […]Read more
In Which Cities Do You Live Well Without a Car?
The only Spanish-speaking destination where I’ve rented a car is Puerto Rico. On our honeymoon, we arrived in San Juan and then drove in a clockwise circle around the island. We saw El Yunque park, beaches, hot springs, the phosphorescent bay, and the Arecibo radio telescope. That was a different form of travel than I’ve […]Read more
Evan and I were lucky to find good friends in Chile. When we moved to Santiago in the fall of 2001, we both took language classes. Evan braved immersion, and I tested whether I really knew the difference between “I spoke” (preterite) and “I was speaking”(imperfect) in Spanish. Could I talk about what might happen […]Read more