Learn Spanish and Go

Learn Spanish and Go

Do you want to learn Spanish and travel? Learn Spanish and travel the world with Jim and May from Spanish and Go. Advance your listening comprehension through incredible travel stories, cultural conversations, Spanish tips, and interviews with Spanish speakers from around the world. You’ll hear natural conversational Spanish perfect for the intermediate or advanced Spanish learner. With Spanish and Go, not only will you supercharge your Spanish, but you’ll gain the tools to travel abroad with confidence. May is a Spanish teacher from Mexico, and Jim is a gringo with a passion for adventure. Together they’ll help you take your Spanish to the next level. Get the most out of each episode by signing up at https://spanishandgo.com.

Episodes

April 23, 2024 18 mins

In this episode, we emphasize the significance of understanding and being understood in Spanish conversations, especially in critical situations like dealing with immigration paperwork. We share a variety of useful phrases for seeking clarification, ranging from simple inquiries to more detailed requests. Additionally, we offer tips for politely asking for slower speech to aid comprehension in noisy environments or when confronted ...

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In this episode, May and I delve into our proactive approach to using Spanish movies and series for language learning. From selecting suitable content to utilizing Spanish subtitles and actively engaging with the material, we share valuable insights and practical tips to help you make the most out of your language learning experience. We also offer recommendations of must-watch Spanish-language shows and films, providing a diverse ...

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Discover the decision-making process behind seeking LASIK surgery south of the border and the experience of navigating through multiple clinics in Guadalajara and Tijuana. Learn about the surgical procedure, from initial hesitation to immediate post-operative results, and gain insights into the costs and affordability of medical treatments in Mexico.

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  • Explore the considerations and factors involved in choosing LASIK...
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We delve into the colorful "La Feria del Ponche, Pan y Café" discussing its significance in preserving the gastronomic traditions of Comala and promoting community cohesion. From the bustling atmosphere of the main square to the diverse array of local products showcased, we paint a vivid picture of this cherished event. Get ready to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of one of Mexico's most beloved cu...

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Explore the remarkable journey of Benito Juárez from adversity to becoming Mexico's first indigenous president, as we reflect on his enduring impact on Mexican society and governance. Additionally, immerse yourself in Mexican idioms influenced by Juárez's legacy, enhancing your understanding of the cultural nuances of the Spanish language.

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  • Gain insight into the remarkable life story of Benito Juárez, his ...
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In this episode, we delve into the complexities of multiple citizenships, shedding light on the various ways individuals can acquire citizenship and the countries where it's granted automatically. We discuss the practical benefits, such as increased job opportunities and easier travel, while also addressing potential drawbacks like administrative complexities.

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  • Explore the different pathways to obtaining citize...
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Dive into the behind-the-scenes journey with us as we unravel the intricate art of producing the Learn Spanish and Go Podcast while navigating the globe. Delve into the technicalities of our recording setup, the reliability of our equipment, and the collaborative efforts with our amazing team. Uncover the nuances of crafting engaging content on the go, sprinkled with humorous anecdotes and insights into the challenges of recording ...

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Join us for the third installment of our Airbnb Nightmares series, where we share the recent escapades from our travels. In this episode, we recount our adventures in two South American cities, navigating stormy weather, relocation surprises, and unmet expectations. If you've ever wondered about the untold side of Airbnb stays, this episode is your backstage pass to the unpredictable world of temporary homes.

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Explore the enchanting world of Cuenca's real estate with us! Liliana and Roberto spill the beans on property prices, ranging from opulent residences to affordable apartments. Get the lowdown on Airbnb regulations, cultural nuances, and the significance of "alícuota" (HOA fee). Whether you're dreaming of a penthouse or a cozy home, this episode is your ticket to understanding the diverse opportunities awaiting y...

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In the first part of the episode with guests Roberto and Liliana from REMAX Destiny, dive into the world of Ecuadorian real estate. They guide us through the typical buying process, shedding light on necessary documents, legal nuances, and financial considerations. Learn about the role of an attorney, taxes associated with property purchases, and discover the perks of working with professional agents like those from REMAX. Whether ...

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Have you ever pondered the roots of machismo and its influence on gender roles in Hispanic and Latino cultures? In this episode, we engage in a thought-provoking conversation, tracing the historical origins of machismo and delving into its modern-day implications. From the persisting gender wage gap to evolving language dynamics, discover the complex layers of machismo and gain insights into the ongoing efforts to challenge societa...

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Discover the lesser-known attractions, including rural areas and festivals like Las Fallas, in this fascinating episode with Sara. Sara's candid insights into the Mediterranean diet and transportation in Spain provide a genuine perspective, dispelling myths and offering practical tips. Explore the rich cultural diversity and daily traditions like mascletàs as this episode promises to offer a compelling peek into the heart of S...

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Join us as we share essential tips and tricks for stress-free travel. Discover the transformative power of noise-canceling headphones, the efficiency of packing organizers, and must-have items for a nomadic lifestyle. Hear firsthand from the students who joined podcast membership about their favorite episodes, language learning strategies, and how the podcast membership has benefited them. Tune in for an unforgettable celebration o...

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January 23, 2024 30 mins

In this episode, we share our exercise tales – the good, the sweaty, and the downright funny. We're breaking down yoga, Zumba, and calisthenics, giving you the lowdown on what's worth a try. Get ready for some exercise vocabulary, goofy stories, and tips on making workouts a joy. Tune in for inspiration and encouragement to kickstart your own fitness adventure.

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  • Explore a mix of exercises to find what clic...
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Are you familiar with the Spanish expression "mande"? Join us as we delve into the historical roots of this term, tracing it back to the arrival of Spanish colonizers in Latin America. Discover the societal dynamics and regional variations that make "mande" more than just a phrase, offering practical insights for navigating diverse Spanish-speaking environments. Tune in for a concise exploration that enhances yo...

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Ever pondered the idea of adopting a new name when speaking Spanish? I, who embraces the name Jaime in Spanish-speaking settings, share my journey, emphasizing the voluntary nature of this decision. Discover the significance of two names and two surnames, laugh along with anecdotes of name confusion, and glean practical advice for your own language-learning journey. Dive into the captivating dialogue and find inspiration to navigat...

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In this first episode of 2024, we reflect on extensive travels through Mexico and beyond, exploring vibrant landscapes in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Chile. Candidly sharing personal challenges and unexpected moments, we create an engaging and relatable atmosphere. From the most popular episodes to personal resolutions, join the conversation as we reveal dreams of unplugging, prioritizing passions, and the pursuit of Mexican ci...
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    Get ready to dive into Mexican Christmas vibes with us! We're chatting about Ponche, the cozy holiday drink that's a must in every celebration. Join us as we unfold its story, cultural awesomeness, and spill the secrets on how to whip up this heartwarming sip. From its cool origins to why it's the perfect winter go-to and the fun of grabbing ingredients, this episode is a laid-back journey through festive flavors. Ge...

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    Explore the ins and outs of buying a house in Mexico with Joel Zárate and real estate agent Patricia Graveley. Get practical insights into negotiations, interest rates, down payments, and property taxes, offering valuable advice for potential buyers navigating Mexico's real estate market. This conversation sheds light on the challenges and essential considerations for those looking to own a home in a new country. Tune in for a...

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    Jump into the third installment of funny Spanish sayings with us! We're tossing around expressions that caution against unnecessary drama, advocate for actions over words, and spill the beans on bending societal norms. Stroll that talk with us, savoring the quirky phrases that add a real-life kick to your language-learning adventure. Stick around as we wrap it up with a gem about embracing joy today, because life's too sh...

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