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 #3: Hope for reincarnation

When the CEOs of banks lose hundreds of millions of dollars in other people’s money and suddenly don’t have enough to pay their debts, the government bails them

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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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5 Reasons Why Living in Madrid is Awesome

Life has been pretty difficult here in Spain for the last few years. Our 25% unemployment rate is not making many people optimistic about the future, and the

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Austerity Donkeys

Donkeys are a very popular mode of transport in the new climate of austerity in Spain. Dumpster diving is also making a comeback, according to the New York

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The Grape Harvest, El Molar, Spain

This is September, during the grape harvest. El Molar is pretty nice – it has some bodegas up on the top of the hill where they make bad

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The 6 sweetest words in the English teacher’s vocabulary

Today there’s a Metro strike in Madrid, and I spent nearly two hours walking to class. I could have taken the Metro anyway, because the government mandates a

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Lighthouse, Santander, Spain

Lighthouse, Santander, Spain. Many years later, Santander is still one of my favorite places in Spain.

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Monthly Farmers’ Market, Casa de Campo

Heads up, everyone! There’s a great new event happening the first Saturday of every month in Casa de Campo: a farmer’s market organized by the local Cámara Agraria.

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