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 25 years. I hope you enjoy the blog. Disfruta!
The Borgias (Borjas in Valenciano) in general get a bad press. The first Borgia pope,Calixtus III, although favourable to his family was supposedly a very pious man. Not so the second Pope Alejander VI and his children Jofre,Cesar,Juan and Lucrecia. … Continue reading →
Even if you have only visited Spain once or twice on holidays you could not have helped noticing that wine is central to Spanish culture and gastronomy. Every region of Spain cultivates,produces and consumes wine.You cant say that it literally … 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 →
There used to be a campaign in the 90s which ran “Teruel existe!” (Teruel exists!). A simple statement that reflected the fact that Teruel as a community felt neglected and off the beaten track, as indeed it was in those days! They … Continue reading →
Blue skies, nice temperatures and spring are things all associated with one of the biggest and most exciting of the Spanish fiestas. The Fallas in Valencia are many things but it is the actual amazing two storey high statues that … Continue reading →
Long before I met my mother-in-law I was eating her cooking which came on a daily basis via various containers to my house. It’s a long story as to why this was so but the bizarre thing was that I … Continue reading →
This is my first entry so it’s history in the making!! Well just to say that this last week I visited Teruel with my wife Julia, having not been there for nearly 20 years and I have to say: WOW! … Continue reading →