Travel Diaries

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Cambio de planes – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 8

Join us for the latest episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries podcast in which our protagonists, Victoria and Abel, set off for the city of Lugo, via the beautiful parish of Covadonga. All is going well until disaster strikes for the couple after⁠ their car gets a puncture and they are left stranded

Coffee Break German

Auf der Spitze der Zugspitze – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 7

The adventures of Karin and her family continue! In Episode 7 of our Coffee Break German Travel Diaries series we hear about Karin and her family’s wonderful day up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany at 2962m above sea level. As always, Mark and Andrea discuss the interesting language used in Karin’s travel diary

Coffee Break Spanish

De Gijón a Avilés – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 7

In this week’s episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries, Victoria and Able leave the village of Lastres as they head to the Asturian cities of Gijón and Áviles where they visit the football stadium. As they explore their new surroundings, Mark and Anabel discuss many different aspects of the language used in Victoria’s

Coffee Break German

Ein Sommertag in Garmisch – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 6

Join Karin and her family in Episode 6 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they spend a picturesque day in Garmisch-Partenkirchenm, one of the most popular German skiing areas. Although skiing isn’t on the cards for the family, they still have a fantastic, fun-filled day and even make some new friends. As Mark

Coffee Break Spanish

La costa norte – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 6

Join Victoria and Abel in Episode 6 of The Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries as they embark on the next leg of their trip around the north of Spain. This time, they head off from San Vicente de la Barquera in Cantabria as they make their way to the village of Lastres in Asturias and

Coffee Break German

Wetter gut, alles gut – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 5

We’re halfway through our journey along the Deutsche Alpenstraße and this week, we’re joining Karin and her family as they climb to the top of the mountain, Der Herzogstand and enjoy the cable car on the way back down before lunch. As hosts Mark and Andrea discuss Karin’s travel diary entry, they identify and review

Coffee Break Spanish

Santander y Santillana del Mar – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 5

We’ve reached the halfway point of our trip around the north of Spain with Victoria and Abel. In Episode 5 we’re making the most of our final day in Santander before heading to our next stop in the Cantabria region of northern Spain. It’s known for its medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, and the Romanesque Santa

Coffee Break German

Der Weg ist das Ziel – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 4

In this week’s episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and her family approach the Austrian border. They explore the new area and take in the nature around them before having some family fun on the Sommerrodelnbahn (summer toboggan on metal tracks). Listen out for an example of the pluperfect tense as well

Coffee Break Spanish

Llegamos a Cantabria – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 4

It’s time for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries where we’re following Victoria and Abel on their journey around the north of Spain. This week, we’re leaving Bilbao behind and heading to the capital city of the Cantabria region of Spain – Santander! Victoria and Abel try some delicious fish at the

Coffee Break German

Von See zu See – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 3

Join Karin, Johannes, Alex, and Janina in this week’s episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they continue their journey through the mountains, taking in the spectacular scenery along the way. In Episode 3, we’re exploring the Wendelstein and the Wasserfall Tatzelwurm before relaxing by the Lagerfeuer (campfire) on the banks of the

Coffee Break Spanish

La lluvia de Bilbao – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 3

The Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries continue as this week, Victoria and Abel explore the Basque city of Bilbao, home to a branch of the famous Guggenheim Museum. Despite the stormy weather leaving them calados hasta los huesos, they make the most of their trip and enjoy some delicious local food. ¡Vamos a Bilbao! Travel

Coffee Break German

Chiemgauer Alpenidylle – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 2

We’re back for the second episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! This time, we’re accompanying Karin and her family on a hiking trip to explore the breathtaking Chiemgauer Alpen (Chiemgau Alps) before heading back on the road to drive towards the beautiful freshwater lake, Chiemsee. Listen out for lots of new vocabulary including

Coffee Break Spanish

El pueblo de Guernica – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 2

Are you ready for the next stop on Victoria and Abel’s honeymoon adventure in the north of Spain? In this week’s episode, we’re in the town of Guernica doing some sightseeing before making our way to the next stop, Bilbao, to sample some tasty Spanish dishes! Of course, Mark and Anabel discuss the language used

Coffee Break German

Los geht’s! – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 1

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break German for intermediate learners. Following in the footsteps of our recent French and Italian Travel Diaries, we’re now heading to Germany for the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! Join Karin and her family on their road trip through the Alpenstraße with their Wohnmobil (camper van). In

Coffee Break Spanish

¡Empezamos en San Sebastián! – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 1

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break Spanish for intermediate learners! Following on from our French and Italian Travel Diaries released earlier this summer, we’re now heading to the north of Spain to follow the adventures of Victoria and Abel on their luna de miel – their honeymoon. Join Mark and Anabel in Episode 1

Coffee Break Italian

Ultima fermata: Piombino – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 10

Our virtual journey through Tuscany is coming to an end! Join Giulia and Paolo in the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they round off their trip by the sea in the beautiful coastal town of Piombino. Listen to the episode to hear what they get

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Terminer en beauté – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 10

As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the

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Sulle orme di San Galgano – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 9

After taking some time to rest his ankle, Paolo is ready to move on to the penultimate stop on their journey: l’Abbazia di San Galgano. The pair take the time to explore the roofless walls of the 13th-century Abbey church and even see the famous spada nella roccia! Mark and Francesca also discuss when to use pronto a and pronto per, as well

Coffee Break French

Chambres d’hôtes – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 9

Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d’hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some