“Free and Sovereign”

by William Webb, Spanish and French– Bill witnessed the recent re-establishing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the USA from the Cuban side. This article, originally written at the time in July gives his account of this and more broadly some of his other experiences living in its capital: From outside the Chancery building, which…

Somewhere in La Mancha…

by Kelsey Hibbitt, Spanish and English Literature:- A year in Ciudad Real, Spain – the place whose name is not even remembered in Don Quixote…   En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme… (Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember…) This is…

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…

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…