It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done one of these posts. But since I’m feeling a bit short on blogging inspiration, I thought, Why not link to some interesting blog posts and news stories about Spain? Here we are, then, with another edition of some of the things I’ve been reading.
Planning a Spanish-American Wedding. Cat is getting married in the U.S. (unlike me), but still—planning a wedding across an ocean isn’t easy for anyone! She details some of the headaches that go along with adding an extra difficulty to the already time-consuming process of wedding planning!
I got a great response to last week’s post about things I’ve started to do since coming to Spain. But I have a major problem: I keep thinking of things to add to the list! (For example, baking using grams instead of the standard measuring cups.) But no matter, it was a fun post, and I’m glad so many of you can identify.
Here are your links for Sunday, January 26, 2014:
Churro Shop Owner Serves Up a Spanish Tradition. Elena Madariaga, a native of Madrid, has opened up this churro shop in NYC, and it looks great! While I’m not a huge fan of churros myself, there’s no denying that their a quintessentially Spanish breakfast tradition.
Ah, vacation. Isn’t it great? I never choose to spend my Christmas holidays traveling, as many do, but instead I venture home every year in order to spend time with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and many more. (Mario stays in Spain to be with his family work.) This means I think less about blogging and more about baking Christmas cookies, watching IU basketball, and hanging out with my parents. Yeah, I’m that cool. Fortunately for me, I’ve had the opportunity to reunite with some close friends from high school. I haven’t laughed like that in a long time! It’s great to be with people who you really identify with. I’m beginning to see why I’m okay with not wanting to live in Spain forever.
Anyway, all that to say: let’s link! Are you ready for some thought-provoking bits of information? Of course you are!
I really enjoy reading Janet Mendel’s blog. She writes about her kitchen and culinary adventures in southern Spain. Like me, she is a Midwesterner. She wrote about a traditional Spanish Christmas food I’d never heard of—the cardoon.
Cat wrote about her favorite Spanish Christmas traditions, which include Sevilla’s beautiful Christmas lights.
Hey all! I’ve been off the blogging radar for a while, but I’m back today with another links post. I can tell you are so pumped, because I am too!
On Saying “Bye!” to Say “Hi!” When Passing Friends in Spain. Trevor, a fellow blogger in Spain, writes about how Spaniards greet one another on the streets. They don’t say hi; they say bye!
An American Neurotic in Paris. On Thanksgiving, expats tend to feel a bit out of place. This article in the New York Times’ opinion pages explains that feeling.