That’s it. This is the best book to study if you want to learn Spanish on your own. It’s not even a question.
Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish is just that – a magic key to unlocking the language. You’ll shorten the learning process by years and quickly become conversational in Spanish before you know it.
Plus, the book only costs $12-13 USD. There’s no excuse to not learn Spanish.
Playa Blanca, Cartagena.
Do You Need to Speak Spanish in Colombia? A Gringo’s Guide
Speaking Spanish in Colombia is a good idea for the traveling gringo. Not only will it make your life easier and keep you out of trouble, you’ll also get respect from the locals who are used to non-Spanish speakers visiting their country.
While I’ve traveled in Colombia with and without Spanish, I’d highly recommend picking up some Spanish before you head down south.
Travel junkie turned blogger. Location independent. From the Midwest, but often based in Latin America. Big on beaches, rumba, and rum. Addicted to the gym. Committed to showing a different style of travel - one that involves actually interacting with locals and exploring different cultures.