Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

What If Girls Rode Bikes?

What if more girls, particularly more Chilenas, rode bicycles? The question and the answer began in Santiago, Chile. Two activists asked themselves, “How can we change girls’ lives?” Their answer was simple and profound; with bicycles. María Paz Castillo and Fernanda Martínez worked together in 2018 to kick off a Santiago Cycling Event for Girls and […]

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bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language, travel

Which Language Do You Choose?

Your fairy godmother is back in town! In Spanish she’s your Hada Madrina. This week she’ll grant you the wish to speak the language of your choice immediately, no vocabulary drills or 1001 Verbs to prepare. She waves her wand and it goes online! If you could speak any language fluently overnight, what would it […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, writing

I’ve Been Blogging a Year! Olé!

Thank you for reading Fake Flamenco this year! Your comments and *likes* on the page and in person have meant so much to me. I appreciate each new follower; the wisdom and experience their comments and presence bring to this site. Fake Flamenco is dedicated to bridging cultures. You and I, we are all a […]

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Living Abroad, Spanish Culture and Language

How to Travel Gringo Lite

I learned a lot about myself when I studied in Spain. Perhaps more importantly on the world scale, I learned how to do business in Spanish and Latin cultures. My friend Don José was one of the best teachers on the subject. He was the life’s blood of the Toledo Spanish program; head server, concierge, […]

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