Starting a new language too early?

Hi there,

I have planned a 2-week trip to Spain this summer. As I don’t speak any Spanish (yet), I’m thinking that learning a bit Spanish will help me to get more out of the trip. My puzzle, however, is that I’m not sure I’m ready to start Spanish now.

At the moment, I’m improving my Swedish from a beginner’s level to somewhat intermediate. Meanwhile, I also spend some time every day to brush up on my English.

From what I read on the Internet, quite some people recommend that one should only take on a new language when the other languages are at least beyond the intermediate stage, preferably at an advanced level. In this way one only tackle one language at a time while maintaining the other ones.

I’m a bit unsure if learning a bit Spanish in the next few months will complicate the situation. Is this true? Have any of you been in a similar situation?