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Apr 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
San Francisco






A chance to visit our Sister City of Saltillo, Mexico, learn (or improve) your Spanish in a casual entertaining setting, reconnect with old friends and make new ones, and appreciate unique Mexican food and culture.  


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Teachers and Guides





Nataly Peña is a fluent bilingual professional teacher of English and Spanish. She lives in Saltillo with her firefighter husband Cesar Salas, their three beautiful little daughters, a dog and a couple of owls. She is very excited to be part of this new adventure!

Cesar Salas is a professional firefighter in Saltillo, an accomplished outdoorsman and wild bird rehabilitator, and an old friend to many Austin and Texas firefighters. He has come to Austin several times for training, and was part of a group who deployed into South Texas in 2017 to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue and relief. 



Billy Webb is a 27 year veteran of the Austin Fire Department, past president of the Austin Saltillo Sister Cities Association and Austin Sister Cities International. He is a frequent visitor to Saltillo and has led several groups to Saltillo for Spanish language classes. He has been a student of Spanish for many years. 




Sunday, March 22

Leave Austin at 7 am

Arrive Saltillo by 6 pm

Saturday, March 28

Leave Saltillo by 10 am

Arrive Austin by 11 pm

Travel in comfort and safety aboard 



Monday, March 23

Spanish class 9am - 1 pm

Afternoon TBA

Tuesday, March 24

Spanish class 9am - 1 pm

Afternoon TBA

Wednesday, March 25

Spanish class 9am - 1 pm

Afternoon TBA

Thursday, March 26

Spanish class 9am - 1 pm

Afternoon TBA

Friday, March 27

Spanish class 9am - 1 pm

Afternoon TBA

Want to go, but can't make these dates? Go to the     "Contact Us" page and send us a note to let us know! We are already planning more Saltillo Spanish classes, and will get you on the priority list! 

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The cost of this trip is a very affordable $600 per person (double occupancy) for the seven day trip. This price includes all transportation costs from Austin to Saltillo and back, hotel (breakfast included), the cost of the teachers and guides, and a 2020 annual membership in the Austin Sister Cities Association, entitling you to participate in their wonderful annual trip in July plus other great events. 

Not covered: Mexican tourist permit ($27 approx.) Meals other than breakfast, alcohol consumed at the hotel. 

Class is limited to just eight persons. A $59 non-refundable deposit is required to save your spot by March 10, 2020. If trip must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or other issues beyond our control, you will not receive your deposit back, but have gained an Annual Membership with Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities. ​

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