Some cultural differences

After living half of my life in Latin America and the other half in North America, it is quite easy to spot certain cultural differences that become apparent in the way people behave or speak to one another depending on their culture of origin. Here are five examples so that you are aware of if you are travelling to Latin […]

10 confusing cognates

For a lot of English speaking people who come to North America at an early age from a Hispanic country, or grow up with parents or family who speak Spanish as a native language, it can be quite common to misuse certain words that sound similar in both languages (false cognates), but have different meaning. Here is a list of […]

5 easy phrases for giving or receiving directions in Spanish

If you have travelled before to Mexico or another Latin American country or Spain, chances are you had probably found yourself in a situation where, after asking a local person for directions, e.g: “dónde está el restaurante del hotel?”, you are just bombarded by words coming out of his/her mouth in their response to your question and you have no […]