Blogs about Spain

Best Spain posts: drinking in Spain, civil war in Malaga, plus more…

I’ve decided to do a weekly post about the top 5 blogs and articles I read about Spain, and expat life. The main reason is to share the love, spread some loving, and love thy neighbours. So, here goes.

My favourite red wine, Beronia, crianza. Photo by Raúl P

Drinking in Spain

Yes, there is plenty, but what are the rules? Check out this post on Spain Scoop by Kirstin Hollingsworth titled No Gin and Tonics before dinner.

Camino Plans

Doing the Camino de Santiago has always been a dream of mine. If you’re interested in following someone on a walk, then check out this latest blog by Maggie on Trepidatious Traveller about her plans for camino 2017.

Tortilla de Patatas

Best way to a man’s heart? With one of these bad boys. Check out this recipe on The Local about how to make the perfect tortilla de patatas (potato omelette).

Civil War in Malaga

If you’re interested in the civil war in Spain, then you need to be following Caroline Angus Baker who seems to be an expert on the subject. Her latest blog 80 years since the Malaga-Almeria Massacre, gives an indepth account of what happened.

Just how safe is rural Spain?

This is quite a moving, and sad, story on El Pais in English, about how a British woman, Illona Mitchel, was treated really badly, or rather her animals were, on the Day of King’s in Granada.

That’s all for this week. Happy reading.


Blogs about Spain

Best Blogs about Spain and Expat Life: Hong Kong, House Mates from Hell and more…

This is the second in the series of the best blogs I’ve read recently about Spain and expat Life. The idea of these blogs is to give you quick access to some useful and informative posts, so here goes.

Could you live in Hong Kong? Photo by davidyuweb
Could you live in Hong Kong?
Photo by davidyuweb

Ever thought about being an Expat in Hong Kong?

Friends of mine lived there for a while, but they didn’t last long. If you’re interested in knowing more about the pros and cons of being an expat in Hong Kong then check out Dee Quinn’s latest blog. It takes a massive jump to become an expat, especially with kids, so have a read.

Camino de Santiago

I should have done this before I had a boy, so I guess he’ll just have to come when he is old enough to walk. If you’re thinking about doing it, or just want to reminisce, then check out this post by Melissa titled Walking the Walk.

House Mates from Hell

All expats, and most English teachers, are bound to have a few horror anecdotes about mental house mates they have lived with over the years. I know I have a few; idea for my next blog maybe. Anyway, check out this post titled Housemate Horrors by Zanna Parish who lives in Madrid.

Dancing in Sevilla

I really enjoyed reading this post by Sharon about a trip to Sevilla where she learnt to dance drunk. Sharon took a load of great photos of Sevilla too, so it’s worth checking out.

What do Madrileños care about?

Or not care about? Well, according to Raine Giorgio there are a few amusing things. Check out her post titled 5 things Madrileños absolutely do not care about for some shits and giggles.

That’s all for this month. Read anything funny or interesting recently? Drop me a comment with a link below. Quite happy for shameless self promoting too, unless you are a twaty SEO know-it-all.