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Yet Another Quirky Spanish Festival

Today we took a little drive to the beach/port town of Santoña, somewhere around 45 minutes to an hour east of Corrales up on the coast, for El Dia de Aldeano. Some of my friends had gone last year and … Continue reading

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Carnaval

Ack. I’m woefully behind in blog posts. I’ve started three and left each one hanging in my drafts folder, just sitting there. Waiting. Time to catch up, I’ll start with Saturday. Seems like everyone finds a way to celebrate Carnaval. … Continue reading

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Festivals, Bear Attacks, and Spanish Lessons

Where should I even begin? I’ve said before that fiestas and festivals are a dime a dozen around here. Somewhere in Spain, someone is celebrating something all the time. It’s been my experience that these festivals generally share the following … Continue reading

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Los Reyes

So, here in Spain, the Christmastime holidays are a little bit different. Spaniards do celebrate Christmas, and there are even some who put up trees. But Christmas here is not like Christmas in the states in that there is no … Continue reading

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The Cow Fair

Today was some sort of cow fair (I honestly don’t know what the Spanish name for it is, other than “la feria” which seems to apply to every fair) in the town right next to us, just across the river … Continue reading

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The Orujo Festival!

I had never heard of orujo until I came here, so I am not exactly sure if it’s something that the states even has (I think not). But here it’s a big deal, big enough that for one weekend every … Continue reading

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