What Happened To Speaking Spanish? Expat Confessions

It’s 2am, the bar is closing down and the young female manager has walked the last patron out the door.  She walks to the back of the restaurant and lets in the cleaning crew.  The crew consists of 4 cleaners from Mexico and they don’t speak a word of English, the manager doesn’t speak any Spanish.  This is a daily routine and over time they learn to communicate.  Through spending a little time playing charades, she was able to get them to understand, and after several weeks, the communication became a mix of charades and Spanish words.  This was her first taste of speaking Spanish.  Ah, the beauty of learning new things.

Speaking Spanish isn't coming as quickly as we would like. We really need to focus on learning the language and becoming more fluent. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

 

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13 Gifts Of Spain You Need To Get For A Spain Fan

When the gift giving season is upon us, sometimes it can be a challenge to find that perfect gift for your special someone who already has everything. This is when you really need to dig deep and try to figure out what type of give will be meaningful and not just something to clutter their home. That’s when you remember, they are travel lovers and are especially a fan of Spain!  Let’s give them gifts of Spain. 13 Gifts of Spain - If you've visited Spain, i's likely touched your heart & tastebuds. We share a few ideas to give the perfect gifts of Spain for any occasion. Read mores on WagonersAbroad.com

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The 7 Best Family Party Games Full Of Amazing Fun!

When I think of the holidays, I always think of fun family party games!  When I was growing up, in a household with 6 kids, every holiday was full of energy, games, and entertainment.  Sometimes we would be out on the driveway playing basketball, or football on the front lawn, but indoors we would always enjoy family games.  Charades, Pictionary, and Trivial Pursuit were always favorites of mine.

The holidays wouldn't be the same without fun family party games! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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This Will Make You Want A Family Vacation At Beaches!

You’ve just had a 4-hour flight with the kids and they were great!  Once you are off of the plane, your luggage is the first to come out.  You load it all up on the cart and one of the kids is sitting on top of the luggage squealing with excitement about the upcoming weeks with all of their favorite Sesame Street characters.  You are excited about the thought of having some time to relax, while the kids are being entertained.

This Will Make You Want A Family Vacation At Beaches Resorts. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Spanish Immersion Is The Kick In The Pants I Needed

After a few years of living in Spain, both Heidi and I should be further along with our Spanish.  She’s actually much better than me, and I won’t even discuss how well the kids do.  It’s both frustrating and a bit humbling to have them correct me when I’m saying things wrong.  So, I have taken a trip to Ronda, for a week of Spanish immersion.  I know we already live in Spain, but this is different and we’re partnering with Entrelenguas to help me improve my Spanish.

Spanish Immersion is the perfect way to either jump start learning Spanish or give you the kick in the pants like me, so we are off to Ronda Spain. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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The Wonderful 8 Week European Road Trip Costs

This is the question many of you have asked and I bet many of you wanted to, but didn’t want to invade our privacy. So we are just going to share with you all of our 8 week European Road Trip Costs. Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask! We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you. This one gets a bit tricky, so pay close attention.

European Road Trip Costs - 8 weeks in Spain and France -Summer 2016. Click through to WagonersAbroad.com to read all of the details and see how much was spent.

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From Luxury to Misery, 8 Weeks of Accommodation

We traveled over 6000km in Spain & France and stayed in all types of accommodation.  We covered it all from Luxury to Misery, ya know the “Get me out of here!” kind.  Now it’s time to share it all with you, every place we stayed during our 8 week European road trip. Yes, we will include what we thought and the costs too.  Keep on reading!

From Luxury to Misery 8 Weeks of Accommodation - European Road Trip. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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8 Week Road Trip Playlist – Make Memories With Music

We have wrapped-up our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip, and a couple of the quirky things that came to mind were:

  1. The amount of driving we did;
  2. Our road trip playlist;

8 Week Road Trip Playlist - Make Memories With Music. Driving through Spain and France

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Artisan Soaps In Spain – Naturalmente Mediterraneo

We’re on our way home, and this means that our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip is coming to a close.  We’ve chosen to end the trip on a good, no great note, and we’ll be doing a Where It’s Made type of post.  Our journey takes us to Naturalmente Mediterraneo and Jennifer explains the process of making artisan soaps and other skincare products.

naturalmente-mediterraneo-shop-Artisan Soaps

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