Blackface and Red Snapper: A Spanish Christmas

Spanish Christmas never seems to end: here in Spain, the Christmas season actually extends past the 6th of January, when Spaniards celebrate Epiphany. The evening of the 5th

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Austerity Chronicles, November 2012: Garbage Srike

It looks like they’ve cleaned this up by now, but at this time yesterday, the whole sidewalk outside my building was blocked by trash, and part of the

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Just another surreal night in Madrid

Yesterday was the 3rd General Strike of the current crisis. I went to work because honestly, I don’t want to go to protests, and staying home to watch

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Typical Spanish Shepherd Outfits, Trashumancia 2012

Typical Spanish outfits, at the Trashumancia, October 2012. Madrid, Spain.

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Pastor con Bota, Trashumancia Madrid 2012

  Old man in shepherd outfit with “bota” (old-school Spanish wineskin). Trashumancia, Madrid, October 2012. Note: Spanish people don’t usually dress like this, in case you’re wondering.

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Black Sheep, Trashumancia, Madrid

Black sheep knows what’s up. Trashumancia Madrid, October 28, 2012.

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Trashumancia Madrid, Octubre 2012 (Video)

Sheep going through the center of Madrid as part of the celebration of the Trashumancia. Shepherds from all over Spain take a herd of sheep through Madrid as

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Moroccan Butchers

I just got back from the Moroccan butcher, who took the time to explain to me, in some detail, the preparation and eventual flavour of grilled bull testicles.

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Economic Crisis in Spain – Scenes from Spanish Austerity

There’s a lot I could say about the economic crisis in Spain. I’ve been searching the web for English-language blogs about Spain for years, and have only managed

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Austerity Pro Tip #1: Get Enough Protein

If you find yourself staring hungrily at your neighbor’s dog, it’s a sign that you need more protein in your diet. Do not I repeat DO NOT give

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