Just curious: (I know, I know, bad habit)
Is language a factor when you plan your vacations?
Are any of you fluent in Spanish? Do you carry dictionaries with you on trips or just wing it?
The moment we booked our first trip to Cuba I set out to learn as many basic words as possible (travel and AI-related) so I’d be able to converse with the employees and people we’d meet.
Still at it today ;D, although not fluent, with a little bit of humour and lots of “lo sientos”, I manage to do just fine. I carry my word lists with me each trip, practice every chance I get, and learn more each time. And now that I have friends in Matanzas, it’s all the more reason to keep it up!