I Spy a Tom in Úbeda (Take 2)

A few weeks ago, Tom came to visit me…again! We thought that coming out to Spain once was an achievement so twice was a bonus. Úbeda’s not exactly the easiest place to get to, as it’s nowhere near an airport. Last time we fit in as much sightseeing as possible, so Tom had already seen… Continue reading I Spy a Tom in Úbeda (Take 2)

The Zombie Experience

So, something kinda cool happened in Úbeda. The Zombie Experience. I think this needs a little explaining. Unlike the usual festivities that happen almost every week in Spain, this one has nothing to do with crucifixes, virgins, repentance or religion. Nada. This is pure, unadulterated fun (mixed with a little paranoia and exercise, but that’s… Continue reading The Zombie Experience

Semana Santa (Part 2)

Holy Week in Spain is probably the most important week of the year. Each province celebrates differently, but everyone I’ve spoken to has been telling me for months that the best place to experience ‘Semana Santa’ is in Andalusia, where there are countless processions, parties and religious ceremonies. Admittedly they’re all from Andalusia, so there’s… Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 2)

Mercado De San Nicasio

Last weekend the Mercado de San Nicasio took place in Úbeda; a food market with approximately thirty stands of food, drinks and olive oil tasting. As a foodie, this was the most exciting thing to happen in Úbeda for a while and I wasn’t going to miss it. Not only that, the market was being… Continue reading Mercado De San Nicasio

The Alhambra

The Alhambra is a huge palace and fortress located in Granada. After living in Andalucía for six months, I went for the first time last weekend. On entering the palace gates, I was finally able to see the magic for myself. The ticket I bought, which is for general entry, allows you to enter the… Continue reading The Alhambra