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”

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”

80% of Spaniards under 30 still live at home with parents


Only 20.5 percent of young Spaniards managed to leave home in the last six months of 2015, an “emancipation rate” down 4.81 percent on the same period of 2014, according to the Council for Youth in Spain (CJE). In a report released on July 1st, the CJE revealed that even when young Spaniards succeed inContinue reading “80% of Spaniards under 30 still live at home with parents”

Bullying Around The World: 11 yo Spanish Student Leaps from Window


The parents of an eleven-year-old boy who was driven to suicide by school bullies have published his heartbreaking goodbye in a bid to highlight the case. Diego threw himself out of the fifth floor window at the family home in Villaverde on October 14th after complaining that he was unhappy at school. But before heContinue reading “Bullying Around The World: 11 yo Spanish Student Leaps from Window”

The quirky Spanish habits you can’t help picking up if you live in Spain


If you’ve moved to Spain, chances are you have picked up some Spanish habits. How many of these do you do?   Kissing people – even strangers Photo: Simon Blackley/Flickr  Kissing as a form of greeting is an alien and often horrific concept for Anglos, who would much prefer a firm handshake or, even better,Continue reading “The quirky Spanish habits you can’t help picking up if you live in Spain”

Swiss sex tourists slapped with seatbelt fine


The sexed-up Swiss willingly accepted to pay the penalty there and then, which meant it was reduced by half. Photo: German Lama/AFP Three married Swiss couples who were having sex in a van when their driver was stopped by Ibiza,Spain policemen have been fined for not wearing their seatbelts. A routine breathalyzer test on theContinue reading “Swiss sex tourists slapped with seatbelt fine”

SPAIN: Leader tells Spanish Women to prevent rape-Close your curtains


Spain’s Interior Ministry has been slammed after it released a series of anti-rape measures for women, including closing the curtains at night to stop peeping toms. “It’s a form of scaremongering, it puts the blame on women and it stops them from taking responsibility,” tweeted socialist Equality Minister Carmen Montón about the ruling party’s anti-rapeContinue reading “SPAIN: Leader tells Spanish Women to prevent rape-Close your curtains”