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Hispanic London

Whenever we are learning a foreign language it is important to get to know the culture not only through the grammar or teaching words, but through the speech in newspapers and magazines. Yes, I know you are thinking… but how do I get free Spanish newspapers or magazines about London and how am I going to understand them?? Well here in London we are lucky to find different online magazines and newspapers to keep us aware about Hispanic life in London:…

IT’S TELENOVELAS TIME!

Noticias de la semana

Family secrets, evil stepmothers, forbidden love, suspicious deaths, dangerous affairs, revenge… Who doesn’t like those stories? Well, you can find everything in a Latin American telenovela, the over dramatic serials, which have hooked most Hispanic people some time in their lives. Different from British soap operas, which have a never-ending storyline, telenovelas are concise. They normally last hundreds of episodes, but no more than a year. Telenovelas are part of Hispanic culture, not just in Latin America, but also in…

Music to your ears

Vamos Diaries

Good news for all of you because, as Amaya and Sara have already shown us, you can have fun learning Spanish! Forget the old boring idea of the textbook and the dictionary! There are different ways to learn a language apart from the traditional ones. And yes, you’re right – today I will be talking about music. We all know the benefits of music. It can change our mood, reduce stress and improve motivation. And we love it! But, how can this…

Pablo Picasso and his ‘Guernica’

Noticias de la semana

No doubt we all know something about Pablo Picasso. His work is known all over the world and one can contemplate his pieces in many museums from MoMa museum in New York – La señoritas de Avignon (below left) to Tate Modern in London – Weeping woman (below right) as well as in several museums in Spain and other European countries.                       Let’s focus now on what we could call the…

Who’s feeling peckish?

Hispanic London

You may already know one or two of the many Hispanic restaurants London has to offer, but what about venturing into your own cooking experience? Coming from Argentina, I couldn’t stop myself writing about ‘empanadas’, a traditional dish in South America, Spain and Portugal that first appeared in medieval Iberia during the time of the Moorish invasions. Since then empanadas have travelled along the world to become part of many cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb ‘empanar’, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.…