Sandboarding, stargazing and sunsets in San Pedro

It’s been almost four months since I touched down in the UK and I thought it was high time to write something about my last weeks in South America. The more time passes, the more it feels as if ever being there at all was one long, elaborate dream. My brother arrived in Santiago in the middle of July – on what would have been … Continue reading Sandboarding, stargazing and sunsets in San Pedro

How to win friends and influence people…anyone…?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best way to ensure rapid Spanish improvement is to maximise time spent with native speakers. (I’m currently halfway through Mansfield Park – can you tell?) What this truth fails to acknowledge, however, is how difficult it is to find native speakers to spend time with. I’ve recently realised that all of my socialising is with the other British … Continue reading How to win friends and influence people…anyone…?

Photo of the day: no. 32

I’m a sucker for a free walking tour, and today’s one around the centre of Córdoba didn’t disappoint. The paintings on the walls and ceilings (FYI not frescoes as they weren’t painted directly onto the surface) were lovely, and the painter included a portrait of himself in each of his works instead of a more conventional signature. Continue reading Photo of the day: no. 32