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 1)

After a long term, I was ready for a holiday. I had more time than usual, so it was time to push the boat out and head North. Beth lives in Zaragoza (the 5th largest city in Spain did ya know?) and Katie and I were going to visit her for a long weekend before… Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 1)

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

I Spy a Tom in Úbeda

I’d been looking forward to this trip for months and it finally arrived! Tom was coming to visit me in Spain for the first time on my year abroad. After coming here, he would no longer have to imagine where I go when I say I’m going to work or popping to the shops; he’d… Continue reading I Spy a Tom in Úbeda

PANCAKE DAY

As one of the best days of the year, this called for a quick blog post! Today is Pancake Day and it also happens to be Andalucía Day here in Spain. So in classic Spanish style everything is closed due to the festivities. We got home really late last night from a weekend and couldn’t get ingredients since… Continue reading PANCAKE DAY