CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey


      I’m not an alarmist by nature. You won’t find me screaming “the world is coming to the end” on I street , or fighting over a twelve pack of Ultra Charmin Toilet Paper at the Alhambra Safeway. I’ve survived the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Y2K, Sars, Swine Flu , The Ebola Virus andContinue reading “CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey”

Top ten amazing modern architectural wonders of Spain


This hotel attached to a Rioja winery is one of Spain’s architectural gems. Photo: Wojtek Gurak/ Flickr Spain has its fair share of iconic buildings designed by some of the world’s most prestigious architects. Here’s a look at ten of the best. The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Photo: AFP The scaly titanium building designed by Canadian-AmericanContinue reading “Top ten amazing modern architectural wonders of Spain”

The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about


Danni Roseman writes about the experience of being a Woman of Color in Spain. It’s more than time that Spain be seen as the cultural mélange that it is, and arguably always has been, writes Danni Roseman.   Let’s play a game. When I mention “Spain” what or who comes to mind first? Perhaps yourContinue reading “The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about”

Spain: “La Tomatina” What you need to know about one of the worlds biggest Food Fight


Photos: AFP By:By Sophia Smith Galer/The Local Spain Every year on the last Wednesday in August the town of Buñol in Valencia region prepares to get seriously messy when it stages what has become the world’s biggest food fight.   This year, following the terror attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils, authorities will boost securityContinue reading “Spain: “La Tomatina” What you need to know about one of the worlds biggest Food Fight”

Spain: Meet the woman fighting to revive Spain’s international reputation


Secretary of State for ‘España Global’, Irene Lozano. Photo: OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP Spain is fighting to improve its international reputation, which has taken a hit from criticism of its handling of Catalonia’s independence bid and its colonial past. Spain’s reputation dropped in Germany, Italy and France after Catalonia pressed ahead with a bannedContinue reading “Spain: Meet the woman fighting to revive Spain’s international reputation”

Spain: Spanish woman files police complaint after hitman fails to carry out murder


Photo: aruba2000/Depositphotos Spanish woman hired her son-in-law to kill her partner and then went to the police to file a complaint of fraud when he failed to follow through with the murder, police said on Thursday. The bizarre case ended with the authorities arresting both the would-be hitman, as well as the woman and her daughter,Continue reading “Spain: Spanish woman files police complaint after hitman fails to carry out murder”

Eleven Spanish words that English must adopt right now


There are some Spanish words that English should immediately adopt. Photo: Contando Estrelas/Flickr Some Spanish words are so good at perfectly describing a feeling, experience or person you have to wonder why the English language hasn’t adopted them yet. The Local has chosen eleven linguistic gems that should be immediately adopted into the English language.Continue reading “Eleven Spanish words that English must adopt right now”

Ten marvelously fun things to do in Spain this May


Men dressed in traditional attire “chulapo” take part in the San Isidro celebrations. Photo: AFP With longer and warmer days, May is the month when Spaniards take to the streets to throw fiesta after fiesta. Festivals Patios de Córdoba (Córdoba courtyards festival), Córdoba, May 2nd- May 14th . Photo: philipus/Depositphotos The citizens of Cordoba will beContinue reading “Ten marvelously fun things to do in Spain this May”

Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain


Spanish actor Antonio Banderas takes part in the “Lagrimas y Favores” (Tears and Favours) brotherhood Palm Sunday procession in Malaga. Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP Pardoning prisoners, dressing up as skeletons, “killing Jews” and just what are those white pointy hats about? We reveal all…   Easter week is celebrated in Spain like nowhere elseContinue reading “Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain”

Spain: Orange thieves caught red handed with car full of stolen fruit


Police released photos of the stolen fruit after arresting the thieves.Photo: Emegencias Sevilla Police in Seville discovered thieves attempting to get away with four tonnes of stolen oranges after pulling their vehicles over at the side of the road. The fruit thieves were discovered after police became suspicious at the reaction of three vehicles whenContinue reading “Spain: Orange thieves caught red handed with car full of stolen fruit”