Help! My Spanish Teacher is a Zombie

TO BE MORE PRECISE…an army of zombies.

Since arriving back on Irish shores three months ago from Colombia, I’ve continued to work on my Spanish.

Fortunately, Dublin has no shortage of Spanish speakers for practice. But I’m finding that private study is my preferred option for keeping my interest levels high. Even more so if I’m interested in the material (No more boring grammar books). Read more

The Joy of Solo Travel

Colombian Rainforest Solo Travel
Gazing out at Colombian Rainforest

I’VE BEEN BLESSED to have spent a combined total of three years in the last decade backpacking and travelling through 25 countries across 4 continents.

My first foray abroad without parents was as a painfully shy teenager at the tender age of 17 to the Balearic island of Ibiza in the late ’90s.

My buddy and I were virginal lambs to the slaughter for two weeks in the hedonistic island infamously spawning the Sky One Ibiza Uncovered TV show which helped propel the new breed of fly-on-the wall reality shows that continue to pollute our screens in the Jersey/Geordie Shore format. Read more

Learning Spanish in Guatemala

Charming Colonial Antigua
Charming Colonial Antigua

My motivation for learning Spanish was pretty straightforward:

  1. I was about to embark on a 9 month backpacking whistle-stop tour of Central and South America, and felt that my experience would be heightened if I could speak some of the lingo.
  2. I wanted to come back from my travels with a newly learnt, practical skill I could use in the real world.
  3. I had heard that meeting local women was next to impossible without knowing at least the basic tenets of Spanish grammar.

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