Stew is life: Asturian “pote” and some other good eats

Northerners brave long, cold rainy seasons and it’s no different here on the Iberian Peninsula. The rolling hills/mountains flaunt their lush green layers in Summer thanks to all those dark, wintry days. Winter is the reason that stew exists. And stew is life. Only in Morocco will I drink boiling mint tea in the middle … More Stew is life: Asturian “pote” and some other good eats

Wendy, you’ve aged: notes on expat nostalgia

¡Karlita got her Spotify account back! My life partner was using cabecita_loca’s account and considerably fucking up the discover weekly and suggested music playlists. I was planning to break up with him on Spotify, but he anticipated my motives by creating his own account. GD! So it’s taken me months to wipe clean his music … More Wendy, you’ve aged: notes on expat nostalgia

San Roque: fiestas in our pueblo, Calatayud (the REAL Spanish fiesta)

August Ask any native or true Expat about the legitimate Spanish fiesta and you won’t hear the word “discoteca” once. In the fiesta’s host city, there won’t be a metro, or a double-decker tourist bus. The population will most likely be under 25k and the hype before the fiesta is almost as exhilarating  as the … More San Roque: fiestas in our pueblo, Calatayud (the REAL Spanish fiesta)

Hiking in Northern California: Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout

I usually spend most summers hopping around Kalifornia. This year, I spent Spring in my home state on account of 4 very special weddings kind of bundled together throughout the months of April, May and the first week of June. It was notably special because between weddings, I also got to celebrate my favorite woman’s … More Hiking in Northern California: Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout

The Most Colorful Valley in the French Pyrenees: Vallée Aspe & Lescun village

Fall 2013 Though these photographs are from 3 years ago, I’ve been back to this valley a few times since. It’s currently year 2017. Back in 2013, we happened to join a last minute caravan up to the French Pyreenees one weekend. Some friends of my in-law sibs.. it was HALLOWEEN weekend, I’ll remember forever because my … More The Most Colorful Valley in the French Pyrenees: Vallée Aspe & Lescun village

¡Menudo pelotazo llevas, colega! Almost all the ways you can say “I’m drunk” in Castillian Spanish

I heard once that the most recognized word around the entire world is: COCA-COLA. Naw dawg, I can’t get down with that. Unless of course you mix in that typical Spanish, red elixir. The velvety red liquid that comes in a recycled 5-liter, plastic water jug. You know (I know you don’t, so pay close … More ¡Menudo pelotazo llevas, colega! Almost all the ways you can say “I’m drunk” in Castillian Spanish