The thing we love about Spain is…

There is SO much to love about Spain. From the funky art and architecture of Barcelona to the rich culture and traditions of Andalucia in the south, it’s not hard to find something, somewhere that you won’t fall in love with.

We want you to fall in love with Spain as well.

So read on below to find what part of Spain captures your imagination.

Posts about Spain

Street XO Madrid – Restaurant Review

Situated just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of central Madrid, Street XO is three star Michelin chef David Muñoz’s side project and gift to the masses. If innovative and creative gourmet dishes served amongst a loud and theatrical environment and at...

Torrijas Recipe: A Heavenly Dessert from Spain

Torrijas (pronounced tor-ri-ha-s) are one of the many guilty pleasure treats I learnt to make whilst living in Spain. When I first tasted them, I was surprised at how delicious and full of flavour a simple dessert could be. I swear from the first bite, my eyes became...

Feria Comparison: Sevilla vs Córdoba

We were fortunate enough last year to experience both Ferias in Sevilla and Córdoba (and our local Feria in Pozoblanco). Feria de abril is done and dusted for this year, but if you happen to be in Córdoba during May, you are in for a treat.  Feria de Córdoba and the...

Feria de Abril – Sevilla’s Biggest Party

April and May are typically the time of year where every Spanish woman regrets having that extra piece of torrija (a delicious sweet fried bread consumed during Easter) and tries to squeeze herself into something which was neither created for speed nor comfort. I’m...

Semana Santa: Spain’s Holiest of Weeks

Experiencing Semana Santa in Spain is something that we'll never forget. There was so much passion, emotion and a sense of something greater and bigger than all of us, bringing strangers together to commemorate Easter. I contemplated writing a full post about the...

Las Fallas: Valencia’s Fiery Festival

It’s the time of year  when all pyro’s can rejoice – Las Fallas! What is Las Fallas? It’s a crazy celebration in Valencia, in which they build tall wooden figurines (called fallas) and then burn them all to the ground from midnight on the final night! Each year,...

17 Things You Need To Know About the Auxiliares Program in Spain

It’s that time of year again, Auxiliares Program Applications! Ever dream about fields of oranges, olives and almonds? Find yourself daydreaming about flamenco dancers and bullfighters? Do you salivate over the thought of trying various tapas? Wishing that your days...

Teaching English Overseas

Most people dream of packing up their lives and moving to an exotic place to live overseas and begin a journey of change, excitement and fulfilment. I mean, if this wasn’t the case, novels and movies such as Eat, Pray, Love; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; or, my...

The 10 Best Festivals of Spain

If living in Spain has taught me one thing, it’s that the people here know how to party. Every month there seems to be a festival or celebration for something. In fact, there are so many unique and crazy events, that it was quite difficult to narrow them all down to...

The Costs of Living in Spain

Coming from Australia, living in Spain was so cheap! Whilst we had saved a lot to make the most of our year in Spain, we were able to enjoy our life there due to the fact that living expenses were relatively low. For those of you about to take the plunge, I’ve...

To Pueblo or Not to Pueblo: Small Town vs Big City

When we found out last year that we were moving to Spain in the Auxiliares program, we jumped in the air, Anchorman style, with elation. How exciting to move to the land of flamenco, churros and, more importantly, forced siestas! Then I looked at my letter confirming...

A Novice Guide to Carnaval in Cádiz

Spain has many festivals, but Carnaval has to be one of the most accessible. You don’t have to risk your life running with bulls or cop a tomato in the eye. But Carnaval IS one of Spain’s craziest and most enjoyable festivals. With that in mind, we and a bunch of...

10 Reasons Why Barcelona is my Favourite City

I often get asked where my favourite city is. It really is a tough question to answer, as I almost feel like a parent or teacher: you can’t have a favourite (“As each one is special in their own way”). But, let’s face it, I’m sure every parent and teacher deep down...

The Pilgrimage to Ecce Homo

Ever since I came across the story of how 83-year old Cecilia Giménez botched the fresco of Ecce Homo when taking it upon herself to “restore” it in 2012, I became fascinated and obsessed, vowing to see it in person. Two and a half years later, a trip to Zaragoza, a...

Running of the Bulls: A His and Her Account

Summer in Europe is a dream for so many. Not only to enjoy the beaches and see the monuments and history in sunny and warm days, but also to celebrate some of the craziest festivals in the world. San Fermin – better known as the Running of the Bulls – is one of those...

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