A blog about Spain; its culture, gastronomy and people. Basically I write about my experiences in Spain and try to share the best of this magnificent and varied country with those who have an interest in all things Spanish. Anything from recipes,fiestas,photos,birds of prey,walks,wine,bodegas, meals,mountains and .visits to new places. My name is Paddy Waller and I have lived in Spain for more than 20 years and am married to Julia who is Spanish. I hope you enjoy the blog. Disfruta!
Yesterday we ventured into Xativa to “almorzar”(the consuming of a mid morning sandwich snack accompanied by beer or wine,olives etc,this is very typical in the Valencia area) and to see some traditional dancing. Why was there music and dancing on this … Continue reading →
Xativa is a town in the interior of the province of Valencia, fifty five kilometres southwest of the capital.Both beautiful and interesting,it sits at a geographical and historical crossroads just off the Valencia-Albacete road. Map of area View of Xativa Seo(Minster) It … Continue reading →
One of the things that I most love about Spain is its nature (especially its amazing mountains).The network of national parks is brilliant but all over the country there are vast tracts of wild mountains and forests which are home … Continue reading →
Everyone who travels enjoy different aspects of the journey or maybe all of them be it food,culture, customs,architecture,wine,history,nature, or relaxation or maybe other things.Whilst travelling most of us take pictures to “freeze” our memories in time and preserve something to … Continue reading →
It is a fact that all the great Anglo-Saxon writers who have written about Spain whether it be Gerald Brenan, Laurie Lee,George Orwell, Jan Morris or VS Pritchett all found Spain a land of contrasts. And who I am to … Continue reading →