An illegal referendum and police brutality: what’s going on in Barcelona?!

What happened? Catalan is a wealthy region in North East Spain. It recently had a ‘referendum’ so that people could vote on whether they want to continue to be part of Spain or set up their own nation set apart from Spanish control. They have a very strong culture including their own language. The Spanish…

Brit in Madrid: the culture shocks that hit me hardest

Spain is a beautiful country with so much to offer. From the craggy mountains of Andalucía to the buzzing night life in Madrid, lush green spaces of the north and breath taking architecture of Barcelona. Kind people, cheap beer and long hot summers; Spain is a country that seemingly has it all. However, all countries…