Category Archives: Sports

Spain: The Sanlucar de Barrameda horse races

We often think of horse racing as a quintessentially English activity: verdant grass courses, afternoon tea, and a preponderance of eccentric hats. However every August, the Spanish in their thousands flock to the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda on the … Continue reading

Posted in Sports, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spain: The Camino de Santiago on two wheels

You may remember some time ago we wrote a bit about the historic city of Santiago de Compostela; world-famous for its spectacular cathedral that marks the destination of thousands of pilgrims walking the ancient routes of the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading

Posted in Sports, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Argentina: Out of season skiing in Bariloche

Come this time of year, us northern Europeans tend to be itching to escape to sunnier climes and sandy beaches. However, more and more of us are discovering the novel thrill of winter sports in South America. Thriving Andean resort … Continue reading

Posted in Sports, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World Cup Argentina: Lionel Messi

World Cup fever has truly taken off, and whilst you cannot ignore the hype in Europe, just imagine the level of excitement in South America. Many of the continent’s national sides have enjoyed unparalleled success in international tournaments, and this … Continue reading

Posted in Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Madrid Derby: A City Divided

In common with many of the world’s great cities, football is sport deeply ingrained in the culture of Madrid. Profoundly so – there exists within the city’s confines a well-documented local rivalry between its two most prominent teams, encompassing a … Continue reading

Posted in Spanish Culture, Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment