Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face!

Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face! »

4 Apr, 2021
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It's high time to reserve your spot in the Spanish Festival called "La Tomatina"! This is an annual event sponsored by the good folks of the smallish town of Buñol, Valencia, Spain. The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make this one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August. Tickets for the Spanish Tomatina Festival can be purchased through the Buñol Town Council website

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL »

17 Jan, 2021
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Not one to pass up a fortuitous holiday after the unforgivably lackluster Christmas season, the Spaniards geared up for frolic in the snow when Filomena stormed in. But when the pristine snow iced over and the fun was over, they're back to the old normal of the unrelenting COVID-19 and the elusive vaccines -- the much-touted light at the end of the tunnel -- that another Filomena could well snuff out if only because they're awfully scarce. The busted hospitality industry. . .

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE!

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE! »

20 Aug, 2018
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The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make La Tomatina one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August

THE FASCINATING TEN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE OF SPAIN

THE FASCINATING TEN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE OF SPAIN »

9 Jun, 2016
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Spain’s ten intangible cultural treasures

SPAIN’S INFANTA CRISTINA IS FIRST ROYAL TO BE TRIED IN COURT

SPAIN’S INFANTA CRISTINA IS FIRST ROYAL TO BE TRIED IN COURT »

21 Jan, 2016
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If found guilty, she may face up to eight years in jail

THE TASTE OF AMERICAN SUCCESS

THE TASTE OF AMERICAN SUCCESS »

5 Oct, 2015
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The success story of Taste of America, the quintessential American supermarket, in a country where Mediterranean diet reigns supreme

SPAIN TODAY: Lightning Strikes the Costa Thrice; Health Coverage in Sight for Illegal Aliens; Grandma’s Hut Downed

SPAIN TODAY: Lightning Strikes the Costa Thrice; Health Coverage in Sight for Illegal Aliens; Grandma’s Hut Downed »

1 Sep, 2015
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While lucky lightning strikes Costa del Sol thrice and illegal aliens may soon go to hospital Grandma Canarias is set free but can still lose her humble abode

IN A FIT OF POSITIVE THINKING SPAIN CELEBRATES DUBAI’S NEW YEAR WORLD RECORD

IN A FIT OF POSITIVE THINKING SPAIN CELEBRATES DUBAI’S NEW YEAR WORLD RECORD »

2 Jan, 2014
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The blogger tries positive thinking in place of lament as he takes stock of Spain’s chances of recovery during the New Year celebrations.