2018 is already off to a good start – rung in the New Year at a beach house in Maine with 16 of my closest friends and -6 degree weather followed by three cozy days of snowed in heaven with my mom and sister. On the flight back to Amsterdam I had a bit of […]
In America, this weekend is the 4th of July, a tradition that has been around since… well the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. About 3,500 miles away, Spain is preparing for a different festival: San Fermines, most commonly known to Americans as The Running of the Bulls. These two celebrations fall in perfect harmony with one another. […]
Medieval Markets in Spain What is a Medieval Market? If you want to travel back in time, Medieval markets are the place for you. Like most Spanish celebrations, these festivals combine history, culture and celebration. Medieval markets are held in many Spanish towns and villages to honor and celebrate life during medieval times. Medieval markets in […]
I spent my first Carnival weekend enjoying a traditional celebration in Cádiz, Andalusia. For part two, I continued west along the coast of Spain to Águilas. Águilas is a small town on the border between Murcia and Andalusia with a crazy colorful “Rio-esque” style Carnival. Everyone from infants to the elderly get involved making for a […]
The San Cecilio Festival in Granada If there’s one thing Spain is good at it, it’s celebrating. They have parties for everything and anything! Each year, the San Cecilio Festival in Granada is held on the first Sunday in February. San Cecilio is the Patron Saint of Granada. So, as you can imagine, this festival […]
If you are going to Carnaval in Cádiz, Spain, there are three traditional foods you must try that you can’t get anywhere else.