Finally planning that backpacking trip through Latin America?
Putting those Spanish speaking abilities to the test?
Then I highly suggest making Colombia your first stop!
For one, because the city of Barranquilla, Colombia is considered la puerta …
Manzana, uva, piña, naranja, banana—or is it banano? Guineo?
The last three words are actually all correct ways to say “banana,” it’s just a matter of regional preference.
You’re probably thinking this will be …
Craving coffee, exotic fruits and Shakira?
How about Gabriel García Márquez, emeralds, aguardiente and salsa dancing?
Well, get on the next plane to Colombia then!
It’s the fourth largest Spanish-speaking country by area after Argentina, México…
Going on a trip to Latin America? Spain? Or what about the Caribbean?
You might end up with a hangover—maybe just not the kind of hangover you were expecting. I’m talking about a linguistic hangover.