Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable.
- Christopher Howse: A Pilgrim in Spain.
If you've arrived here because of an interest in Galicia or Pontevedra, see my web page here. Garish but informative.
- Shop names – and slogans – in English are commonplace here. As ever, there are mistakes. So, one expensive-looking outlet is called: Conrad Hasselbach - Shoes and Garment. Never knowingly undersold, you might say. Their web page gives the lie to this claim, showing various bits of apparel.
- There was a very good day in Spain this week – a very senior politician finally went to prison for wide-ranging corruption. After apologising for his crimes. Albeit rather belatedly.
- Over in Argentina, a judge is extending her investigations into crimes committed in the Franco era. But possibly only those perpertrated by one side.
- Whatever level of politically-motivated violence there is these days in the USA, the (American) writer of this article fears it can only get worse. Reflecting a pernicious and deep rot in our system. The words Hell and handcart spring to mind.
- There's growing support for a last-minute attempt to wring the 'Norway/Efta option' out of the EU Commission. Without there being – says Richard North – any real understanding of what it means and whether it's achievable. Who can be surprised?
- Spaniards might be prone to jaywalking but rarely to eating on the hoof in the street. In Germany, in contrast . . . Different cultures, different norms. And one's own – instilled from babyhood – are surprisingly difficult to shake off.
© David Colin Davies, Hamburg: 27.10.18