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Reflections on Seville

November 24, 2010 by

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Sitting on the train heading to Madrid, I’m filled with a mixture of sadness, satisfaction and anticipation.  Sadness for leaving a place we’ve called home for the last 2 months.  I was thinking about the day we arrived – our first walk around the neighborhood marveling at the narrow streets with non-existent sidewalks and the […]

A Day Trip to Cadiz

November 24, 2010 by

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On a bright and sunny Saturday we took a day trip to Cadiz. Cadiz is a beautiful city on the coast of Spain and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula and possibly of all southwestern Europe.  Before we left, we mapped out the activities we wanted to do since we had a short […]

La, Me, De, En, A – My Trials of Learning Spanish

November 5, 2010 by

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Tengo empatía para las personas que estudian inglés.  ¡Es muy difícil aprender un idioma nuevo!  Mi problema mas grande es usar correctamente las preposiciones, los pronombres de objetos indirectos y objetos directos en las frases.  En español cada nombre es femenino o masculino – en ingles no existe.  No siempre me recuerdo a usar la correcta forma.  Tengo un otro problema: la estructura correcta de la frase.  ¿Donde debo poner el directo o el indirecto pronombre en la frase – antes o después del verbo?  Por ejemplo: Ingles:  I […]