Monthly Archives: August 2015

Spain vs Vikings

Spain is not, in the public consciousness, deeply associated with Vikings, but as the Norse explorers made it to the Americas it shouldn’t such a surprise to learn that Iberian coastlines were also visited by longships. The North East, and

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La Tomatina

Imagine, if you will, a world without tomatoes. It doesn’t sound much, but it’s a base for so many popular foodstuffs. Pizza, bolognese, tikka masala, ketchup…baked beans without tomato sauce scarcely bares thinking about.   On the 26th of August this

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Spanish Royalty

The current Spanish Royal family is descended from the House of Bourbon, which originated in France, and grew steadily in power via marriage until they ruled France and Navarre. The grandson of Louis XIV of France became Philip V of

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Una cerveza por favour

Spain is undoubtedly a country more famous for its wine than its beer. While Britain is seeing the rise of craft pubs and microbreweries, this is not as significant a movement in Spain (though it does exist). While “una cerveza

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