Ainsa – jewel of Aragon

Despite my last post about my poor eating experience, the trip into Aragon on Saturday was fabulous nonetheless as the photo illustrates. I will be creating a gallery to house

Spanish food culture – part 2

I take it back. My remark about Spanish food culture and its influence on quality. It IS possible to eat badly in Spain. I’m not quite sure how, but the

Paella Party

I have had two more Spanish food culture experiences in the last 24 hours. As I wrote yesterday just before leaving home, as part of the local neighbourhood fiestas, there

The Foam Fest

Despite my new commitment to posting every day, I have dropped a day already. I have a good excuse though – two, actually. The first is I spent the morning

Spanish food culture

I couldn’t go any longer without writing something about Spanish food culture. It is one of the great pleasures of being here. So far, I have found very few places

Avoiding culture shock

When someone from your host culture appears rude or unnecessarily polite, step back and think about how you react in the same situation and realise it is just a different

Mono-lingual Brits

The British have always been adventurous, yet never prepared to meet other cultures halfway. In today’s globalised world the spread of English as the ‘killer language’ has re-enforced this national

Where art thou, English culture?

Having married into a Spanish family (or more specifically Catalan) over ten years ago, I have long been aware of the multitude of cultural traditions here, as numerous as the