Observations Learning Spanish

Over the past six months, I have noted down the interesting phrases and words I have encountered. Here are some of them, including my first joke in Spanish: Esmoquin – a Tuxedo. You look smokin’! No lo trago – I don’t buy it / believe it. Literally: I don’t swallow it. Una discusión – an argument. This one…

Learning Spanish – some pitfalls

One of my friends told me that the best part about learning Spanish is dropping in some howlers when you feel the conversation is getting away from you. There are so many common mistakes for newcomers to choose from. Here are a few of them: 1. ¿Puedo abrir la ventana? Es que soy súper caliente….

Yoga Three Ways

I was running late. In flip flops, I clumsily sprinted past the Chinatown stalls and hustled my way through dawdling groups of tourists. Passing the Hindu temple, I paused to allow some worshippers to cross my path as they made their way towards echoey chanting. Sprinting across the road and ignoring the oncoming traffic, I…

Mopeds

Two wheels is the way to ride in Thailand. Whole families jump aboard, young teens skid off burning tyres trying to impress their sweethearts, and food vendors attach their stalls as side carts and trundle up busy roads. We decided to have a go at in the relaxed river town of Krabi. Out of the…