Category Archives: Spain

Lavapiés

Downtown Madrid was being swept away by a Eat, pray, love-like typhoon. Everywhere I turned, all I could see were tourists in search for anything that was artisanal, local and – why not – gluten free as well. In the Mercado … Continue reading

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Curved surfaces and shiny glass.

There was a time, many years ago, when anything even remotely associable to a famous modern architect would’ve sent me drooling in envy. Back in those years I was rock in the belief that, to be considered worth existing, a … Continue reading

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In the Casco Viejo: Bilbao people watching

We arrived in Bilbao on a Sunday, expecting to find the city deserted, its inhabitants still sitting at their lunch tables or enjoying a siesta. The views from the , airport bus seemed to confirm this, for all we could see were … Continue reading

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Windows in the Basque country.

The city was in a state of frenzy. The local football team, Athletic Bilbao, had reached the Copa del Rey final, where they were due to play against Barcelona and the whole community was rallying behind the home boys. The club colours, red … Continue reading

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