65 Good Movies About Mexico, Central and South America

There are some truly great movies about South America, Central America and Mexico.

Watching movies is an excellent way to get a feel for the history, culture or atmosphere of a place; I'm always impressed at how a good film...

The Best Cities In Mexico To Study Spanish

Hey gang,

Today I’ll be talking about the best cities to study Spanish in Mexico.

Because if you dedicate 1 or 3 or 6 months to learning a new language, you don’t want to be stuck in a lame place…

Learn Spanish. Get Girls. A Review Of Pickup Spanish

I’m excited to share my review of Pick Up Spanish with ya’ll today.

But first, a story.

My journey to Spanish competency has been long and tumultuous. It started with Spanish classes in Mexico (which I promptly quit after just a week), then moved on to audio courses (most of which I slept through) and finally to Latin music and telenovelas, with which I finally began making some progress.

Initially, my goal was simple: learn Spanish to meet women. But it took me months of stumbling through learning methods before I was finally able to hold down a basic conversation on a discotec dance floor (discotec is Spanish for "nightclub," by the way)…

My Latin Life's Passive Spanish Learning Tips.

What if I told you that you could learn Spanish with no effort?

Well, I'd be lying, of course.

The truth is, it takes quite a lot of work to become good at Spanish.

That said…

My Latin Life's Social Skills For The Spanish Learner

Hey guys,

I posted on Twitter the other day, and figured I could expand the idea in a post.

…Excuse the language - sometimes I get a little excited.

But the point still stands.

You see…

What Does it Mean to Be "Fluent" In Spanish

Hey, gang.

Quick one today.

I get asked by readers and friends if I'm "fluent" in Spanish.

My answer is always: no.

Sure, I can understand...

How A Complete Idiot (Me) Learned Conversational Spanish and How You Can Too

Here are (more or less) the steps I took to learn conversational Spanish.

I've toyed with many resources over the years, and found these ones to be the most helpful.

If you've always wanted to learn Spanish, but weren't sure where to start, this article is for you - if you proceed through all of these stages, you'll come out the other side pretty damn fluent!

The Best Songs To Learn Spanish

A lot of people ask me, "yo Vance, what are the best songs to learn Spanish?"

...

Actually, no one has ever asked me that.

But I'm going to do a post on it anyway.

But before getting started, there are two things you should keep in mind about this list:

The 12 Best Spanish-Language Telenovelas

I know what you're thinking. 

Telenovelas, essentially Spanish/Portuguese-language soap operas, are for old ladies with too much time on their hands.

But I have a confession: I immensely enjoy them.

Not only are they great for learning Spanish, but they can also make for some high quality television.

Here are the 12 best Spanish-language telenovelas that I've found

Do You Need To Speak Spanish In Mexico?

One thing that is not entirely clear to travellers who have never been to Mexico is whether or not you can get by in the country without Spanish.

Considering its proximity to the United States, one might expect that everyone here will be able to handle themselves in English.

For better or for worse, this isn't true. 

5 Simple Rules For First Time Visitors To Mexico

I've been living in Mexico for almost a year. And, while I don't claim to be an expert on Mexican culture, norms and mores, I have picked up on a few things that can make adjusting here as a foreigner a whole hell of a lot easier.

Basically, these tips are aimed at helping prevent foreigners - particularly young ones - from offending any locals, or becoming a stereotype.

I'd imagine that most of these tips should be common sense, but I've seen enough foreigners trip up on them while they're here, so I figured it was worth composing a cheeky little list.