Un Día En Español 11: Journey To Monkey Island

In this episode, Karina’s trip to a wildlife refuge in the Amazon turns into a harrowing misadventure.
Un Día En Español 11: Journey To Monkey Island

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Episode 11: Journey To Monkey Island

Karina can’t wait for her trip to the Peruvian Amazon to volunteer at a wildlife refuge for monkeys. But the journey takes a few unexpected turns, and she ends up gambling with her future (literally!). Will Karina ever make it to Monkey Island?

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Key Vocabulary

el/la voluntario/a  volunteer 
empezar  to start 
el barco  boat 
la frontera  border 
el mono monkey 
proteger to protect 
querer to want
cuidar to look after
dormir to sleep 
el río river
banco de arena sandbank
chocar to crush
empujar to push
el desayuno breakfast
la habitación room 
la recepción reception
el cajero automático cash machine
la tarjeta card
el efectivo cash
ganar  to win
pagar to pay 

Dynamic Transcript

Show Notes

Un día en español is produced by the language experts at Babbel. The show is hosted by Sebastian Escobar. Editing and sound design by Iván Simonovis Pertiñez. Our producers are Elin Asklöv, Carmela López, Dylan Lyons, Andy Nielsen and Madeleine Townsend-Clark. Our executive producers are Jen Jordan and Daniel Meehan. Special thanks to Karina Indytska for sharing her story on this episode.

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.

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