Hi I'm from the UK and am very interested in learning Spanish I am concerned as I am from the UK and for 90% of the time I would be visiting European Spanish speaking countries rather than Latin American e.g. Mainland Spain/Canary Islands I was just wondering if anyone could throw any light on what the differences are between the European and Latin American Spanish and am I likely to run into difficulty if I learn Spanish from Latin American based material and try to speak Spanish in Europe.

Any help would be much appreciated

Julian
Hi Magicjules, look this website which has excelent info about you're asking.

http://spanish.about.com/cs/historyofspanish/f/varieties.htm
I've got another URL you can visit to get more info about Spanish varieties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_dialects_and_varieties

Cheers