How similar are they anyway? If you already speak Spanish, Portuguese can seem like you’re searching for sounds your mouth (or nose) can’t quite make. Try the audio examples below if you don’t believe me… But first, some context to get us started. At its most basic level, Portuguese has two distinct varieties: European Portuguese…
Building Speak Spanish Pronto
Some details behind the Speak Spanish Pronto website I built as a kind of homage to learning Spanish.
Update Update Update
A short update on some future plans for the site.
Beginner’s Conversational Spanish Guide
Give the beginner’s conversational Spanish guide a try and start speaking Spanish in months, not years. Follow step-by-step and break down the language barrier.
Valle del Cocora in Salento, Colombia
El Valle del Cocora sits just outside the small town of Salento, Colombia. Coffee country surrounds this part of the country, with fertile land, sloping mountainsides and lush green vegetation as far the eye can see.
Hidden Between the Jungle and the Pacific: El Valle in Chocó, Colombia
El Valle lies about 8 miles or 13km south of Bahía Solano, in Chocó, Colombia. It has been referred to as where the jungle meets the sea. You really get the sense of just how remote it is when you get off the small 12-seater plane and take a tuk-tuk 40 minutes along the jungle to arrive.
La Piedra del Peñón and the Neighboring Town of Guatapé
La Piedra is easily accessible by bus from Medellín and is one of the best day trips you can do in Colombia. There’s something like 740 steps to the tippy-top and it is 100% worth the climb. After taking your 79th photo, take a tuk-tuk or taxi to the nearby town of Guatapé and walk among the vibrant houses and tiendas.
Metrocable in Medellín, Colombia and Reaching Parque Arví
Riding the metrocable system in Medellín is a perfect way to spend half a day exploring outside the city. Inspiring views for any photographer and a ride you won’t soon forget. At around USD 5.00, you’ll ascend over the surrounding mountains and discover a huge green space in Parque Arvi, perfect for escaping the city.
Cerro Nutibara and Pueblito Paisa in Medellín, Colombia
Cerro Nutibara is a hill that sits some 80 meters high and is located just west of the Medellín River in Medellín, Colombia. From the top, you’ll get almost 360-degree views of the surrounding Aburrá Valley. The hike up might have you breathing heavily, but the view from the top will definitely take your breath away.
Take Action: Why Setting Goals Definitely Isn’t the Problem
I’ve come to believe that this is the single most important part to realizing any goal—to take action. It’s no different than trying to squat 405 pounds and doing everything in the gym except getting under the bar and squatting 45 pounds. Just squat the bar! Take more action. Make less goals.