christmas-1828454_640-214x320In a couple of weeks Christmas holidays will be here, and many of us will have the opportunity to enjoy a few days with our families, friends or just travelling. The thing is that during this time of the year, only in Spain there will be around 13,6 million people travelling.

If this is your case and you are planning to spend your holidays in a Spanish speaking country, here you have some helpful information to have a nice adventure while you meet new people and different traditions.

You will probably get here by plane (en avión) so you need to be sure that you have your ticket (billete) and your passport (pasaporte) with you when you get to the airport (aeropuerto). Once your are there, you have to look first, for the terminal (terminal) you need to go to, and then wait in a queue (hacer cola) to check in (facturar el equipaje) and get your boarding pass (tarjeta de embarque).

After the checkpoint (control de seguridad), you will wait to board (embarcar) in the departure lounge (sala de embarque). Once you are inside the airplane listen carefully to the flight attendant (auxiliar de vuelo/azafata) and don’t forget to fasten your seatbelt (abrocharse el cinturón de seguridad). Get ready to take off (despegar): look at those amazing landscapes (paisajes) from that altitude!

Now the plane has landed (aterrizar), if you are lucky, you will be the first to see your luggage (equipaje), if not, go to the airline desk (mostrador de la compañía aérea) and fill in the complaint form (reclamación).

Do you have everything with you now? Great, you can’t wait to get lost (perderse) in the city! You can rent a car (alquilar un coche), take a taxi (coger/tomar un taxi), take the metro (coger/tomar el metro) or take the bus (coger/tomar el autobús).

This is just the first part of your journey, if you want to learn a lot more about the next steps, why don’t you try our free trial class in Spanishviaskype? We will be very pleased to meet you!


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