Taking care of a newborn baby is important. Babies need lots of love, and care, and protection. Spain is different. Spain is Loco! Because Spain has some weird fiestas. In this edition of Spain's Mad Fiestas, we visit Castrillo de Murcia, Castile y León, for a totally unhinged celebration - where mothers introduce their newborn babies...to The Devil!
You can see the point of some of Spain´s fiestas. Re-enactments of great battles. Liberation from Oppressive regimes. Thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. Religious Commemorations and the like. The list goes on.
But some fiestas are downright loony. Take this one for example....
You know how Spanish Fiestas are; Lots of singing along to blokes playing guitars, women in frilly dresses, parades through the town etc.
Some of Spain's fiestas are a little bit different. Not what you might expect. Downright weird in fact!
Here is another in our series of Spain's Maddest Fiestas. A fiesta in which you might end up with someone throwing a dead rat in your face.
All in the name of fun of course!
Many people know of Manchego Cheese, the most popular cheese in Spain, and one which become the best known of all the Spanish cheeses.
But there are many others to sample. The trouble is, there are so many to choose from. Here is a guide to some of the many varieties, to help you the next time you are staring at the piles of cheeses of all shapes and sizes in the supermarket, wondering what to choose from the bewildering number available. Give some of them a try, and find a few new favourites!
Sometimes, you want something more from your stay in Spain.
Sometimes, a special occasion warrants splashing out a bit more on your accommodation.
Sometimes, you just want to make a statement.
Spain's Paradors, a unique chain of state-owned hotels let you do just that. Luxury (yet affordable) accommodation in some of Spain's most beautiful, historical and romantic buildings
Spain is Different, so the saying goes. The Spanish have developed their own slightly skewed way of looking at the world. Maybe it's the sunshine. Maybe it's the moonlight. No. Hang on! That´s a song. Anyway, if you want to know how "different" the Spanish are....
What could be more different than putting a little clay figurine of a celebrity, royal, or even a cartoon character into the cot of your new-born baby. Weird hey? Not impressed?
Did I mention that the little clay figurine is taking a sh.......