Las Fiestas del Pueblo

The last weekend in August found us in Diego’s home town to celebrate theirĀ “fiestas” and a baptism. Seemingly everyone here in Madrid is originally from some tiny pueblo in Spain, and each little town has a patron saint. On that saint’s “day,” they celebrate with cookouts, live music, traditional and modern dancing, and socializing with…

Amazing Northern Spain

For the first two weeks in August, I went up to Asturias (specifically a small town called San Juan de Duz) to accompany a Spanish family and speak English with their kids. I’m so lucky to have been offered this opportunity, as I got to experience so much as if I were a local. They…

Spanish food – setting the record straight

I guess I can’t give people too much crap for asking me how the tacos are here, considering that when I first went to Peru 6 years ago, I was expecting to eat the best tacos of my life. But one thing that we all need to realize is this: tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and fajitas…