Spanish Culture

Find out more about Latin American and Spanish culture with these lessons! In these lessons we profile Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. We also take a closer look at life in Ecuador.

One of the first things that come to mind when I think of Argentina is the fantastic cuisine I’ve experienced in this beautiful country. Mainly, I’m talking about their beef. Argentinean steaks are truly magnificent, delicious, and by far the best I’ve ever had in my life. Find out more about Argentina in this article.

Life in Chile, as in most parts of the world, is not easy, but everyone makes the most of it. Money is one of the biggest worries in an average family but most definitely not the most important thing. From the time we are little, we are taught the importance of family values, respect, schooling and self worth. Read more about Chile in this article.

Ecuador prides itself on its ecological diversity. The country, only the size of Colorado, contains three distinct geographical regions, each with its own climate, cultures, wildlife, flora and fauna. From east to west, they are called the Oriente, the Sierra, and the Coast. In addition, the Galapagos Islands, the famous site of Darwin’s investigations into the theory of evolution, are part of Ecuador. Learn more about Ecuador here.

Peru is a hiker’s paradise, with a vast amount of trails available to tourists. These range from day walks to several-week-long backpacking trips through ancient trails, Amazonian rainforest, some of the world’s tallest snow-peaked mountains, deserts and canyons. Hiking the Inca Trail is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Find out more about this fascinating country here.

Discover the popular dishes in Ecuador! A traditional Ecuadorian meal includes a bowl of soup for starter. The main plate is a dish of rice with a bit of salad (shredded lettuce, tomato, and onion) and a slice of meat. Find out more about Ecuadorian cuisine here.

The countries of Latin America share many traditions, from Carnaval to Navidad. Their celebrations are shaped by many elements, including Roman Catholicism, their Spanish heritage, indigenous traditions, and modern influences. Check out Ecuadorian celebrations here.

Co-creator of Rocket Spanish, Amy Waterman, spent several years in Ecuador, here are her impressions of Ecuadorian village life.

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Mauricio Evlampieff
Rocket Spanish