There are over 500 million people on the earth who already speak Spanish. These are interesting, dynamic, and energetic people with unique backgrounds. Whether you are expanding your business, making new friends, or moving to a new country, learning to speak Spanish will open the door to this new world. Not only will you be able to meet and interact with new and interesting people, you’ll also be introduced to new cuisines, cultures, lifestyles, and entertainment.
Like me, many of you enjoy traveling abroad. Of course, I'm partial to Spanish speaking countries, of which there about 26 in the world. Yes, we Spanish speakers are lucky to have such a variety of travel options available. And sometimes it helps to get a bit of education on the locales that you'll be visiting prior to your departure.
If you don't know about Hulu (a website that allows you to watch popular movies and TV programs online), go there now and start discovering all the great content it offers. One program I discovered recently on Hulu is Rick Steve's Europe series. Rick is well-known around the world for his informative and entertaining television programs that show him visiting various interesting destinations all over the world, giving viewers a glimpse into the lives, culture, architecture, scenery, and cuisine of distant locations. He has a number of programs where he visits Europe and a few of these highlight Rick's visits to Spain, one of my favorite Spanish speaking countries.
The content is absolutely free to watch. Here are some of my favorites:
Rick Steve's The Magic of Madrid
Rick Steve's Basque Country
Northern Spain and the Camino de Santiago
Rick Steve's Europe Andalucia
Granada, Cordoba, and Costa del Sol
Andalucia, Gibraltar, and Tangier
Rick Steve's Sevilla
Pamplona and Running of the Bulls
Toledo and Salamanca
Rick Steve's Europe series is packed full of great content and the handfull of episodes I've pointed out above would serve as a valuable preview for anyone planning to travel to Spain. It's time well spent, in other words. ¡Suerte!
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