Learn Spanish with German


No, I wrote that right. Learn Spanish with Germán. He’s my new favorite viral video-maker and his Chilean Spanish is surprisingly clear yet slang-heavy which will serve you well the next time you come to Chile and realize barely anyone speaks English. Come to think of it barely anyone speaks the Spanish you learned in high school. Chilean-speak is so unique they call it castellano here, which is a subtle way of reminding you that whatever Spanish you thought you knew is useless in this part of the Southern Cone. But Germán will help since his gestures are better than subtitles, enjoy! Bonus: Germán does English, too.

Mom’s Music

For the past month I’ve had to do without the services of my usual chef. Luckily my first chef, my mom, is in town and willing to cook lunch for me or at least delegate it to one of my aunts. All I have to do is drive 20 minutes to the campo where my grandmother lives to be served. Second on this list of first world problems is the fact that my parent’s vehicle doesn’t have an i-Pod jack. So when hunger forces me out of my research cocoon I scan the local radio. Continue reading