O Camiño de Santiago

Imagine you are on the Camino Francés... or on the Camino del Norte, or the Primitivo or even on the Vía de la Plata. It doesn't really matter. The thing is, you are walking across Spain. Maybe you've prepared before your trip and learned a bit of Spanish. Or you've been picking up a few … Continue reading O Camiño de Santiago


It's the end of September. Es otoño (it's autumn). However, the temperatures this week have been very high, so it still feels a lot like summer. It gets a bit chilly early in the mornings and then again in the evenings but quite hot during the central hours of the day. ¡Hace calor! (it's hot!). It's always … Continue reading Gazpacho

Está cerrado

You are planning to do some shopping when you get to the next town. You get there and find that everything is cerrado (closed). And you don't understand why... After all, it's only the middle of the day.   Well, that's exactly why everything is closed!   Lunch is the main meal of the day … Continue reading Está cerrado

El Camino Inglés

It was the fifth Camino in number of pilgrims last year (https://oficinadelperegrino.com/en/statistics/). In 2018 it continues to grow its popularity. I'm talking about the Camino Inglés, or English Way. It's so called because it was mainly British and Irish pilgrims who followed this route. From the 12th century onwards they used to travel by boat … Continue reading El Camino Inglés

Tortilla de patatas

What's the first dish that comes to mind when you think about typical Spanish food? Hands up those who are thinking "paella"! Well, paella is very popular. But it's not a typical Spanish dish. Paella is really a creation of Valencian cuisine -the region of Valencia is on the Mediterranean coast. Every region in Spain … Continue reading Tortilla de patatas