What is the meaning of “get as far as doing something”?
According to my dictionary, we can use this expression to talk about how much progress someone makes, or how much effect something does. In my point of view, I think that there is no difference between these sentences, supposing they are both correct.
I went to Spain and I bought 5 Spanish music cd's. I went to Spain and I got as far as buying 5 Spanish music cd's.
I reallly can't understand why the explanation talks about progress. Supposing the 2nd sentence is correct, I bought 5 cd's as well as in the 1st sentence.