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Common and Uncommon Spanish Names

by Tyson on Thursday, August 07, 2014

There are common Spanish surnames and then there are the not-so-common ones. And then there are people whom, through curious twists of fate, have ended up with unlikely combos of Spanish last names, folks like Pedro… more »

Great Spanish Summer Desserts

by David on Thursday, July 31, 2014

 Now that summer is here we should take a look at something that always captures peoples attention—Dessert. Spain is probably better known, gastronomically speaking, for its tapas, pinchos and fabulous… more »

Spanish Sardines and Anchovies

by David on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sardines and Anchovies = Summer LoveNothing says summer in Spain more than sardines and anchovies. Forget about the beach, the sun, glorious mountains and superb museums. Here in Spain the stomach is king and in the… more »

Intriguing Finds in Spanish Cave

by Tyson on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Researchers have found 17 wonderfully preserved prehistoric crania from the muddy depths of a lost chamber deep within a network of caves in Northern Spain’s Atapuerca Mountains; welcome to Sima de los huesos, or… more »

New Rules for the Running of the Bulls

by David on Thursday, July 10, 2014

The SanferminesFor those lucky enough to go to Pamplona over the next two weeks to participate in the Sanfermines, there will be some changes to the way the famous running of the bulls is held. Although most will not… more »

Bodegas around Salamanca

by David on Thursday, July 03, 2014

If you happen to be driving around Salamanca and Castilla y León, you may notice something like sand dunes or mound formations around some villages. Around here there aren't any sand dunes nor are there any… more »

We Don't Need No Stinking Movies!

by David on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Eli Wallach didn't really say that line that way. In fact that is not how the line goes in the classic Treasure of the Sierra Madre from John Huston. And if there is one place in Spain where they have never turned… more »

Funny Spanish Town Names

by Tyson on Thursday, June 19, 2014

We all know that there are plenty of curiously-named towns out there dotting the world’s diverse landscapes, raising eyebrows, and often tickling amused observers. There are surprisingly offensive names for cute… more »

Does Spain need a Monarchy?

by David on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Here's a Tweet I read the other day from @Supersarcasmo:"First you gang up on the Catholic Church and now against the monarchy. Without a doubt, the world is plotting to end the Middle-Ages."Since King… more »

Costco in Seville

by Tyson on Thursday, June 05, 2014

The American Way of Shopping in SpainCostco’s first continental European store opened for business in Seville, Spain last month, where 36 roll-packs of toilet paper and foot-long hot dogs are just a couple of the… more »

Weird Spanish Food

by David on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tortilla, jamón and patatas bravas. When you think of Spanish food these are three typical dishes that come to mind. All over Spain eating well is not a very difficult task. In fact, Spain (a country more or… more »

5 Must Reads of Spanish Literature

by Hannah on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Federico García Lorca: La Casa de Bernarda AlbaCovered on many A level syllabi in the United Kingdom, and often dismissed by students as dull, heavy or dark, this Lorca favorite is perfect for anyone wanting to… more »

Madrid Book Fair

by David on Thursday, May 22, 2014

The last days of May and the first weeks of June are always a good time to visit Madrid. It’s too early for the hellish days of summer and the cold days of winter are disappearing—so, like Goldilocks’… more »

Tapas in Barcelona - Tapantoni 2014

by Tyson on Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Barcelona neighborhood cooks up tantalizing tapas at two unexpectedly economic prices (2€ or 2.90€!) every Wednesday for the rest of 2014.35 bars, restaurants, cafés and bakeries in Barcelona’s… more »

Seville up close: The Macarena District

by David on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Iconic Images of SevilleIn the 12th century, Seville was under the control of the Almohad Dynasty which was trying to keep Al-Andalus, the Arab and Berber caliphate that occupied much of Spain for 700 years, united… more »

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