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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bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language

Week of the Cactus

Weeks like this where all three of us have colds really stink! We’d been very lucky this winter and avoided many ills. This one got us good, however; congested, voiceless, coughing at night… We sat down for our bilingual dinner last night. My husband scarcely had a voice, but was game to croak out some […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

A Month Ahead of Schedule!

Time to celebrate, because the 100th follower joined Fake Flamenco this weekend! ¡Olé! That’s 88 regular subscribers plus 12 email followers : ) ¡Fiesta! Thank you very much for reading, commenting and returning to see what new dance steps I’ve invented. Each one of you has made this a wonderful experience by your participation. ¡Muchas […]

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bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language

The Bilingual Dream

I’m working hard to make every morning and every evening count in terms of our child’s Spanish language exposure. Breakfast en español is working! Our child is speaking Spanish for the majority of sentences while eating coconut yogurt to start the day. I listen without making corrections, as our child has requested. I make encouraging […]

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