A conversation with Susan

Susan had been longing to walk the Camino Francés for a long time but she had to put it off a couple of times due to different problems. She finally planned it for September 2016... only to find out that it was not possible again! She was very disappointed, but... she came across the Camino … Continue reading A conversation with Susan

Samaín

This time of the year is the end of the harvest season; the days start getting shorter, the weather gets colder... In short, the end of octubre (October)-beginning of noviembre (November) marks the transition into otoño (autumn) and invierno (winter). There are several celebrations that are related to this fact. We don't celebrate Halloween as such … Continue reading Samaín

Gazpacho

It's the end of September. Es otoño (it's autumn). However, the temperatures this week have been very high, so it still feels a lot like summer. It gets a bit chilly early in the mornings and then again in the evenings but quite hot during the central hours of the day. ¡Hace calor! (it's hot!). It's always … Continue reading Gazpacho

Está cerrado

You are planning to do some shopping when you get to the next town. You get there and find that everything is cerrado (closed). And you don't understand why... After all, it's only the middle of the day.   Well, that's exactly why everything is closed!   Lunch is the main meal of the day … Continue reading Está cerrado

Tortilla de patatas

What's the first dish that comes to mind when you think about typical Spanish food? Hands up those who are thinking "paella"! Well, paella is very popular. But it's not a typical Spanish dish. Paella is really a creation of Valencian cuisine -the region of Valencia is on the Mediterranean coast. Every region in Spain … Continue reading Tortilla de patatas