Churros, Porras and Buñuelos, the ultimate Spanish breakfast treat.

Let’s face it, if you have never tried a churro, what have you been doing with your life?! I know you can get them in the UK, but they aren’t easy to find, and were a bit of a rip-off when I last had them there. Here in Spain however, you’re pretty much tripping overContinue reading “Churros, Porras and Buñuelos, the ultimate Spanish breakfast treat.”

Camino de Santiago Day 3: Villafranca- La Laguna 39km

Day 3 of the Camino de Santiago was the day where it all went wrong. Me and my Brazilian friend Rafael had a rough night in the hostel we were in, because of the heavy rain making a load of noise for most of the night. This place offered a good breakfast to start usContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 3: Villafranca- La Laguna 39km”

Murciano: Is this the hardest Spanish accent on the peninsula?

If you go for a holiday on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, you would probably overlook the Costa Cálida, in the southeast of Spain. Alicante is nearby, so most Brits prefer to go there, so I can understand why it’s not so well-known. But this coastline is part of the Region de Murcia, and when youContinue reading “Murciano: Is this the hardest Spanish accent on the peninsula?”

The Regional Nature of Beer in Spain

Let’s be honest, beer is life. Us brits love a pint or five, and if you come to Spain, like every other European country, they love it too. However, to the common eye, a bar in England compared to Spain, the first question often springs to mind in a Spanish bar; Why is there onlyContinue reading “The Regional Nature of Beer in Spain”

Beret- Montgarri, a True Alpine Experience

Spain and snow, may seem like an odd combination, especially when there are plenty of areas that have almost never seen the white stuff. But go to the right places, and you’ll see it on a regular basis for at least half the year. The ski resort of Baqueira- Beret is one such place, andContinue reading “Beret- Montgarri, a True Alpine Experience”

Camino de Santiago Day 2: Astorga- Villafranca del Bierzo 81km

Day 2 was the make or break day in my mind. I knew if I was going to struggle as much as the previous day, I would seriously question my ability to complete this. Despite being in a sleeping bag, I slept like a baby, only to lose an hour with the clocks going forwardContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 2: Astorga- Villafranca del Bierzo 81km”

City Guides: Sevilla

The South of Spain may now be my home, but my imagination of it was different to what I now know is the reality. I knew I was probably going to see some stereotypes come to play there, with the flamenco, and bullfighting and a classy tapear culture. To some extent, that was true, butContinue reading “City Guides: Sevilla”

The Culture and Complexity of Catalan

When people think Catalan, they immediately think about the independence movement, and the red and yellow striped flag with the star. But the culture and language is completely overlooked, and to some extent, Catalonia does have a feeling of a separate country. It’s language is widely used across the region for the most part, andContinue reading “The Culture and Complexity of Catalan”

Spanish Banks

Banks, no matter which country you’re in, can be a nightmare at the best of times. In Spain, they’re different in their annoying ways compared to England, and as a resident, trying to comprehend everything in a different language, you can feel out of your depth quite quickly. It’s worth noting that like England duringContinue reading “Spanish Banks”