Flamenco, Spain at its best

Flamenco, Spain at its best

If there is an art form that represents Spain, that has to be the Flamenco. The essence of flamenco is passion, emotion and a lot of “duende”.   You might wonder what on earth is “duende”. Well, if we translate it directly to English, it means Elf, but it really has... read more
Happy Father’s day

Happy Father’s day

Here in Spain, we celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th. It is the day your toddler brings from school the most beautiful paper tie that she has painted with her hands and expects you to wear it the next day to the office.   Me as a dad I must confess that I am a... read more
The 5 best chocolate shops in Spain

The 5 best chocolate shops in Spain

Last year I wrote an article talking about “Churros” and where my favorite churro places are. One good friend has asked me to write one post talking about chocolate. So here I go, this time it is not going to be about hot chocolate, the one that you deep the churros... read more
Covid Update in Spain- February

Covid Update in Spain- February

Every three months I try to write an update on the COVID situation here in Spain. The vaccination rate is going super well, we have 86% of the population with the double shot and 51% with the buster. Starting this week people with health issues will get their 4th and... read more
Spanish Siesta

Spanish Siesta

There is a national sport here in Spain that everybody loves, it is what we call Spanish siesta, or as Americans say POWER NAP.   The origin of the word siesta comes from the sixth hour of the ancient Roman calendar, they called it “sextum” and it marked the... read more
Really Too late to Eat?

Really Too late to Eat?

One of the things that shocks most of the tourists when visiting Spain is how late we eat.   Spain’s normal lunch time is at 2:00pm. Most of our restaurants will not be open before 1:30pm. At night we sit at the table no earlier than 9:00pm. I know that going to... read more