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21 February 2016

Tapas and Tinto
Pete Wolstencroft
Pete Wolstencroft
Publication Date
August 2012
travel, non-fiction
Book Description (from Amazon)

This is the story of how I fell in love with Spain. The main elements are the food and drink, the wildlife and the wonderful people. But the protagonist is Spain itself. I first lived in the country in 1984 when it was a very different country to the one we know today.

My thoughts

I read this book on my E-reader on the plane - not flying to or from Spain though. I love travelling and reading about people's adventure, so this very short book fitted the bill.

The book is an easy read, and the author writes with a lot of wit and humour; I found myself laughing out aloud quite a few time. The book is based on his personal experience of Spain mainly in the 1980's. I did admire his guts, leaving everything behind in the UK ans setting out for Spain, naive at first and learning the lessons of travelling, the expat community and of Spain as he went along. I think there was quite a lot of alcoholic beverages involved ;) 

This is not a 'how to' guid of travelling or working or living in Spain, but made a very entertaining quick read.