Tereré with Ña Ana

by Sarah Peyton Jones, German and Spanish – Tereré is a beverage originating from Paraguay, served cold in a vessel. Here, Sarah Peyton Jones joins Ña Ana for some of the traditional drink of the Guaraní in the heat of Santa María: “I’m the parish secretary,” Ña Ana chortles. “I see everything and everyone!” The central…

Scattered Hearts – My Neighbours’ Story

by Emmeline Skinner Cassidy, Arabic– People often ask me if I feel safe in Jordan. They are thinking about how close Jordan is to the war in Syria, ISIS and the Israel-Palestine conflict. They assume that this proximity to the violence must mean that Jordan, too, is dangerous. I usually reply that, for me, the…

A Quick Sketch of Barcelona

by William Webb, Spanish and French – After initially spending his year abroad in Le Havre, France, Bill set out to stay in Barcelona for a few days in order to arrange work for the second half. Here is an account of his job-hunting experience, with the people he encounters and the scenes he witnesses…