Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid’s Crystal Palace
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid’s Crystal Palace

¡Hola a todos! In between siestas and tapas hopping today, I’ve squeezed in a bit of time for my regular Wednesday post. For somebody who doesn’t live in ‘typical Spain’, today’s been a very stereotypically Spanish day! And now, onto perhaps the most Spanish of Spain’s cities – Madrid. I snapped this on a warm … Continue reading

Istanbul: The Bad & the Ugly Parts (or, the Blue Mosque Smells Like Feet)
travel / Turkey

Istanbul: The Bad & the Ugly Parts (or, the Blue Mosque Smells Like Feet)

If you’re not in the mood for hearing a bit of travel whingeing, check out the first part of my trip to Istanbul, Turkey – The Good Parts!  Okay, it’s not exactly whingeing, because of course you’re allowed to dislike certain parts of a country or city. So here’s what I was less-than-enchanted with in … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Best – De Tapes Per Barcelona (Tapas Route)
Barcelona / Barcelona's Best / Spain / Spanish food

Barcelona’s Best – De Tapes Per Barcelona (Tapas Route)

Finding good tapas in Barcelona can be hard, but once or twice a year the city holds ‘De Tapes Per Barcelona’ (Tapas In Barcelona). A bunch of restaurants sign up to offer a signature tapa and a beer for a week or two. The tapas are generally really tasty. Barcelona has lots of good food, … Continue reading

My Favorite Way to Learn Spanish – With Music! (Playlist)
language learning / Spain / Spanish language

My Favorite Way to Learn Spanish – With Music! (Playlist)

After living in Spain for about 2 years in total, I speak the language pretty well. But learning another language definitely isn’t always fun or easy. Actually, during my time studying abroad in Sevilla, I remember hiding in the bathroom to cry between classes because I found the language so, so frustrating. I mean, obviously … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday: Sitges’ Wild Carnaval Celebrations
Sitges / Where in Spain Wednesday

Where in Spain Wednesday: Sitges’ Wild Carnaval Celebrations

Today is the last day of Carnaval, so instead of a proper place photo, I’ve got a snap from my partying in Sitges! Sitges is a little beach town south of Barcelona, and it’s famous for its huge, flamboyant, and wild gay community. Combine that with an occasion to break out feathers, glitter, and masks, … Continue reading

Guest Post: Gambas al Ajillo
food / Spain / Spanish food / travel

Guest Post: Gambas al Ajillo

Hello everyone! I’m excited to announce that my blog’s hosting the first-ever guest post. Here’s Annie, an expat in Madrid who writes Gambas & Grits. She did a simple, easy tapas recipe. Seriously, even I could cook this one! Check out her site for lots of great posts about Spanish food.  You can check out my “Insider’s … Continue reading