How to Learn Spanish

How to Learn Spanish

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April 8, 2020

The very best way to enjoy the culture of any country is by being able to speak the language. And fortunately, Spanish is one of the easiest languages to quickly pick up. You don't have to be fluent. You don't need to be perfect every single time. But you do need to master a few basics...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Colombia During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Colombia During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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March 31, 2020

As of March 21, Colombia has 196 cases with nearly half of those in the capital city of Bogotá. The situation has been changing rapidly over the past two weeks as health and government officials are reacting to the spread of the virus and doing their best to contain it.

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Panama During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Panama During Lockdown?

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March 28, 2020

As I write this—halfway around the world from most who will read it—it occurs to me that we are all in the same boat. No matter where you are, there are worries…compassion for many who have lost jobs or worse, loved ones…and hope that we can slow the spread of the specific strain commonly referred to as the Coronavirus...

My 5 Favorite Seaside Towns in Spain

My 5 Favorite Seaside Towns in Spain

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March 28, 2020

Who doesn’t love a seaside ambience? The tang of salt on the air, the cries of seagulls, and sailboats rocking at their moorings… And in Spain, where seaside locations so often come with plentiful sunshine, sandy beaches, warm days, and sea breezes, they can be especially appealing. Here are five of my favorite seaside towns in Spain...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Vietnam During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Vietnam During Lockdown?

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March 27, 2020

Vietnam, along with several other Asian countries, had already gained valuable experience from dealing with the 2003 SARS epidemic. When COVID-19 came here, the government had a plan in place almost immediately. Within a week of the first COVID-19 case, Vietnam began building quarantine facilities and hospitals...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

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March 26, 2020

Things in France are very quiet at the moment. We’ve had several “executive orders” which started with a strong recommendation to stay at home and a closure of all schools and universities, and ended with all non-essential businesses being closed and strict regulations on when you can leave your home...

Expat Diary: What Is Life Like In Portugal During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What Is Life Like In Portugal During Lockdown?

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March 25, 2020

Commonly known as Coronavirus, here in Portugal the number of those who have contracted it is in flux. With the possibility of community transmission and limited testing—we don’t know quite where we stand. What we do know is what the government has done so far and how people are responding...

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

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March 25, 2020

If you’re planning your first trip to Belize it can be hard to decide what to do, given there are so many choices. Here’s a list of the top 10 activities to consider when planning your trip: 1. Visit a Mayan Ruin. Remnants of the amazing Mayan civilization have been found throughout Belize. After all, Belize was the center of the Mundo Maya. It’s a special treat to explore one of the unique ruins and step back in time. In the Cayo you have a choice of touring Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, or Caracol. If in Corozal, check out Santa Rita or Cerros. Even if you stay on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker you can take a boat trip and tour of Lamanai or Altun Ha.