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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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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