The Spanish Village Barbecue

Adrian Padina
3 min readFeb 7, 2020

An account of real life rural Spain, as witnessed at my wife’s village in NW Spain.

The whole village was invited to the barbecue. It was August, and with one day left for the fiesta the population had increased tenfold.

Children were running around, darting in and out of the crowd, whilst their parents chatted away, trying to keep up with the village gossip: had they noticed how…

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Adrian Padina

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