The rowdy crowd has gone home, you don't have to jostle and jockey for the precious spots on the beaches, the weather is pleasantly warm and bright, there are still fiestas to go to, and don't forget the discounts and great package deals.
We’ve written about the wildfires before, since they are a seasonal scourge in the West, but this year’s “season” has been one of the worst on record. It takes a smoke-filled couple of days to bring the reality of the devastation to the fore.
Summer 2020: economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, mood of discontent, racial movements, faint hope for economic recovery. . . Maybe by Fall we will have things more under control!
Yukata! That’s the traditional Japanese summer get-up. It’s kimono but more casual. Less elaborate. It makes for great comfort. And Japanese outfitters say it makes women look particularly beautiful. Not that the yukata is for girls only. It’s for the male of the species too. Try it wherever you are, wherever it's summer!
Summer is here! At least in Madrid. And where best to party on Sunday? Why, in the park, of course. Parque Tierno Galvan, for example. For "brunch".