A Part of Spain You May Not Have Heard Of

It’s not all about the Mediterranean… What comes to mind when you think of Spain? I’m guessing I won’t be too far off the mark if I say a word beginning with ‘S’. Sun, sea, and sangria easily roll off the tongue. And you’d be in tune with most people, of course — the sunny south ofContinue reading “A Part of Spain You May Not Have Heard Of”

6 Extreme Adjectives to Kick-Start Your Spanish Vocabulary

Turn your español up to 11. Bland. Mild. Dull. It’s fair to say that these are not words normally associated with Spanish. It’s a colourful and vibrant tongue, naturally designed to allow its users to express their emotions freely. Writer Laurie Lee described hearing it for the first time when he hiked through Spain as aContinue reading “6 Extreme Adjectives to Kick-Start Your Spanish Vocabulary”

A Quick Guide to Porto: Portugal’s Invincible City

Photo by Daniel Seßler on Unsplash Porto is a special place. Don’t just take my word for it; ask the Romans. They gave it its name (derived from the Latin Portus Cale), and placed it right in the middle of their province there. It’s even how Portugal got its name. But what of this city, withContinue reading “A Quick Guide to Porto: Portugal’s Invincible City”