Author Archives: Shannon Kennedy



Shannon Kennedy

I'm a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste. Join me on Facebook for daily language learning and travel tips!

La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain
in Culture & Cuisine, Travel

La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain

A trip to Barcelona, Spain wouldn’t be complete without a trek down to El Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, more fondly known as simply, La Boqueria, to indulge in some of the best-known items in Spanish cuisine. With an entrance off the city’s most popular street, La Rambla, the market isn’t hard to find and it’s worth fighting your way through the crowds...

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27 Aug 2015
How to Pick Up a Language After a Long Break
in Language Resources

How to Pick Up a Language After a Long Break

It is confession time, my dear friends, and my confession to you is that I have a couple of languages that I have sorely neglected these past few years. If you haven’t already guessed, likely from watching my IGLC update videos, my Italian, German, and Spanish are in need of some serious love and attention. And by serious, I mean ridiculously serious. And while I’m...

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24 Aug 2015
Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | August 2015
in Language Resources, Travel

Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | August 2015

Welcome to the latest installment of my favorite language learning and travel tips. These are my favorite posts for the month of August! I appreciate all of your feedback on last month’s post. Here is this month’s collection of resources for language learning and travel from around the web. Language Learning Tips How to Read Your Way to Second Language Fluency from FluentU // Reading is...

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20 Aug 2015
Discover Where to Eat in Barcelona | A Review of Onofre + Spanish Food Vocab
in Culture & Cuisine, Travel

Discover Where to Eat in Barcelona | A Review of Onofre + Spanish Food Vocab

Tucked away on a little side street in the heart of the vibrant, picturesque Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic), is a hidden culinary jewel. When one thinks of Spanish cuisine, the first things that come to mind are likely paella and tapas, and its the latter in which this restaurant specializes. While visiting the beautiful city of Barcelona on our most recent anniversary, M and I...

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17 Aug 2015
A Review of LCI Brands & Lewis N. Clark Travel Products
in Travel

A Review of LCI Brands & Lewis N. Clark Travel Products

Even though I spend a lot of time traveling, I have never really given much thought to the bags or travel gear that I am using. In all honesty, I also tend to use things until completely worn before even thinking about something new. As an example, the backpack that I used in university still has some life left in it, so I hadn’t really...

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13 Aug 2015
Why Conversing In Your Target Language Does More For You Than Any Textbook Ever Will
in Language Resources

Why Conversing In Your Target Language Does More For You Than Any Textbook Ever Will

A few months back I reviewed one of my new favorite language learning mobile applications, HelloTalk. Since, I’ve partnered with them to bring you this post inspired by Lara. All opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy it! As I’m getting ready to take on my next language, I’ve been thinking a lot about my progress with Mandarin this past year. The difficulties that...

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10 Aug 2015
An Honest and Thorough Review of Assimil
in Language Resources

An Honest and Thorough Review of Assimil

A short time ago, I wrote a post summarizing the eight language learning resources that I use on a regular basis. Although I briefly mentioned the reason why I use these resources, how I use them and their approximate costs, I wanted to spend the time to write out thorough reviews of each of the eight resources as well. Before I get started with today’s...

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06 Aug 2015
Monterey Bay | Eurolinguiste
in Travel

Monterey Bay | Eurolinguiste

A few years back M and I had the opportunity to go up to Monterey, California to spend my birthday weekend near the ocean. To throw a little history at you, Monterey Bay was originally known as Bahía de los Pinos, but in 1595 it was renamed to Bahía de San Pedro. In 1602 the name was once more changed to Puerto de Monterey. Monterey...

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03 Aug 2015
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