Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. There are over 500 million Spanish speakers spread out throughout North and South America, Europe, and Africa. With countries more connected than ever, the ability to speak multiple languages has become one of the most valuable assets to have.
Language is easily one of the most difficult challenges you may face when traveling. The prospect of going to a foreign land and not being able to communicate properly is scary, and even more so if the locals are unable or unwilling to converse in English.
I remember going on a trip abroad when I was younger. The moment I arrived at the airport, I immediately came down with a nasty illness. Getting sick is obviously no joy ride regardless of the place and time. However, being sick when on a trip is extra scary.
Spanish speaking countries have some of the best cuisines in the world. Enchiladas in Mexico, paella in Spain, asado in Argentina, and even the bizarre llama brain dish in Bolivia. It would be a pity not to try these delicious and unique dishes when you visit one of these countries.