My Spanish Trip: Taking My Own Advice

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Ok, ok I know what your thinking I can give advice out but don’t follow it. Well I decided enough is enough. I have an old friend that lives on the Costa del Sol, near Marbella to be precise. And after a quick Facebook post he was golden and I kindly invited myself over to visit him for a long weekend. Im Off To Sunny Spain I went onto skyscanner.net sorted through the flights to Malaga Airport and  booked a cheap airport transfer to Marbella. Now, this is test I thought to myself. I am only going to Speak Spanish the whole trip! I had researched a lot of bars and restaurants to visit on my trip to Marbella, Ronda, Puerto Banus and beyond. I had pre-booked daily excursions via malaga transfers who are a English based family run business operating from Malaga Airport and service the Costa del sol. I have been learning Spanish on and off for several years and I’m no better now than I was back then. The more I learn the more I forget!! Spanish Flying Episode In Light Entertainment I spoke to the stewardesses opn the plane in my best Spanish, hola, gracias, quiero, and a few other easy Spanish phrases that anyone can learn. On the aeroplane it was quite funny as the lady who was talking my head off […]

How To Buy Tickets For Top Magic Events: Secrets!

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Before you ask, no I’m not sleeping with Elton John or a groupy on Dierks Bentley Tour or a Dave Mattthews groupy and I didnt make the Grand Opry  hall of fame! Im not a groupie my mother would not let me be one (I did try) But on a serious note, I understand the frustrations of trying to buy tickets for top events regardless of the personnel on tour 2014. Cirque de Soleil – Las Vegas Shows Take Criss Angel’s Beleive top Circque de Soleil Magic show at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas. Criss has now taken on the mantle now of best “Magician of the Millenium” from some critics, high praise indeed, not sure David Copperfield agrees! New Shows on the Horizon New schedules for artists today announced that most artists will again have their own space at top venues like Chicago, Country Festivals and Opry Venues in Tennessee. Known as ‘The Ole House Opry”, it will provide a vibrant dance space for fans to cruise and be cruised. Top Tickets buying tips Stay calm to buy Opry tickets Search the top ticket sites for best prices like tickettree.net Look for seconds markets people will always sell if they can not make it for whatever reason The Opry venue more than a Venue More than a hotel, tour venue, artist platform to fame and riches, longest radio broadcast […]

Malaga: Instituto Picasso for the “Art” of learning Spanish

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Fear of Failing, Get Over It At the start of any journey there is fear, the fear of failing. Learning Spanish is no different. There are a million ways to learn and everyone is telling you something different and the best way of learning is this or that…. For me there  is no best way, all these methods should combine to help you make the learning fun and well rounded. New techniques are sexy but they all require hard work. Spanish Learning Curve For example one great technique is to start using kids media to help your learning curve for Spanish. I spent a couple of hours listening to Spanish nursery songs and to my amazement I knew most of the lyrics to several by the end of my listening cycle. Some people have great success with using Spanish software packages to learn it depends on what works for you YouTube for Learning A quick trip to youtube.com unleashes a torrent of videos and learning blogs that will get you started I discovered these blogs in under 30 seconds. understandspanish.net learningspanishforkids.net basicsforspanish.com kidsandspanish.com goto Spain! Dont just accept the teachings of this post you need to go out and speak Spanish, learn through all mediums, for total submersion jump on an aeroplane to Spain. Journey to Spain and Eat Tapas with the Locals You have no excuse, […]

Things to Do Before Purchasing Learn to Speak Spanish Software

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Learning to speak a second language using software is a hot trend right now. It’s the perfect way to pick up conversational skills quickly and for not a ton of money. Whether you want to learn to speak Spanish for a vacation destination, business, or maybe as a hobby, learn to speak Spanish software is probably the simplest way to do it. Get Out of your Comfort Zone Before you rush out to purchase just any Spanish lesson software there are a few things you should know about. Not everyone learns to speak the same way, and different programs have different features. In this article we’ll cover four areas of learn to speak Spanish software that are important to know about before you buy. Video Lessons or Audio Lessons The first thing to consider with any Spanish software is the teaching method used. Most programs are either video or audio based. I like using videos to learn, how ever you might prefer listening to audio lessons while you’re on the go. A good audio Spanish learning program will supplement the audio lessons with computer based games, quizzes, and exercises to help with vocabulary, grammar, and writing. If you think you’d prefer video Spanish lessons it is going to cost a few more dollars but it’s similar to having a personal tutor right in the room […]

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