• Caracoles2.2.web
    29 July, 2014

    The Scenic Route: Madrid Details on Foot...

    A month ago l read an uproarious article in which David Sedaris becomes gripped with the fear of failing to clock thirty thousand steps on his Fit...
  • TEFL
    23 July, 2014

    Reflections on the TtMadrid TEFL Course ...

    Why l almost didn’t take the TtMadrid TEFL Course–and why l’m glad l did. The good ‘ole TPJ (Teaching Practice Journal) and I...
  • cartagena
    18 July, 2014

    The Summer of Colombian Slang

    Why is this the summer of Colombian slang? As I mentioned in my last post on cringe-worthy Spanish mistakes, to study a language is to keep learning....
  • funny spanish mistakes
    10 July, 2014

    7 of My Cringe-Worthy Spanish Mistakes

    Language learning is a long, arduous process of aligning concepts, words, and registers. Slip up with one of these three categories, and you’ll ...
  • Platea1
    3 July, 2014

    Platea, “Espacio Gourmet” in...

     One of Platea’s many bars With an endless carousel of pop-up markets, rutas de tapas, gin and tonic routes, and other food-based ventures, Ma...
Caracoles2.2.web

The Scenic Route: Madrid Details on Foot

A month ago l read an uproarious article in which David Sedaris becomes gripped with the fear of failing to clock thirty thousand steps on his Fitbit. In this exercise he notices trash along the…

TEFL

Reflections on the TtMadrid TEFL Course (One Year Later)

Why l almost didn’t take the TtMadrid TEFL Course–and why l’m glad l did. The good ‘ole TPJ (Teaching Practice Journal) and I spent a lot of time together Why I…

cartagena

The Summer of Colombian Slang

Why is this the summer of Colombian slang? As I mentioned in my last post on cringe-worthy Spanish mistakes, to study a language is to keep learning. And then, once you…

funny spanish mistakes

7 of My Cringe-Worthy Spanish Mistakes

Language learning is a long, arduous process of aligning concepts, words, and registers. Slip up with one of these three categories, and you’ll find your foot in your mouth. These…

Platea1

Platea, “Espacio Gourmet” in Madrid

 One of Platea’s many bars With an endless carousel of pop-up markets, rutas de tapas, gin and tonic routes, and other food-based ventures, Madrid sometimes seems as if it’s one big gastronomic…

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Ode to Picotas (Picota Cherries)

June, sweet June. Forget spring, summer holds the promise of renewed spirit and limitless possibilities. The days are longer and the yield is sweeter. When the breeze dances with the promise of…