Casa Xalteva Spanish school and a Nicaraguan homestay

After two weeks of Spanish school in Guatemala, and several months of travel in Central America being surrounded by Spanish, my proficiency was increasing – but I still wanted to do some more lessons to brush up a bit. I chose Casa Xalteva school in Granada, as it had excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and is…

Grand old Granada

I spent two weeks in the gorgeous colonial city of Granada, attempting to improve my Spanish-speaking skills with daily classes at Casa Xalteva and accommodation with a local family (more on that here). When not studying, I spent my free time wandering around the hot streets of Granada (and I mean HOT), sipping fresh juices…

Birthday week celebrations at Lago Atitlan

With a lovely new home, a VERY early morning hike, much food, several birthday activities and daily Spanish classes, our second week in San Pedro la Laguna passed quickly!

Estudiamos español!

We have just completed our first week of Spanish classes at the Orbita Spanish school in San Pedro La Laguna. Are we fluent? Not by a long shot… but it’s a big improvement over last week!

Lazing at Lake Atitlan

This post has been a bit delayed due to illness and internet instability! We spent a very quiet week in Panajachel, just relaxing (and recovering from various ailments) on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.