After 6 months in Spain, I was very confused
• What are tapas?
• How do I order wine in Spain (grape or region?!)?
• What are the do’s and don’ts?
• Is paella for lunch or dinner?
So if you’re confused about those things – and more – then you’re in the right place!
My mission is to help you understand and explore Spain like a local!
When I first moved here in 2011, I had no idea how to enjoy everything this country had to offer.
I wish someone had taken me under their wing and explained it all to me.
So that’s what I do for you here!
But why me?
I’m James Blick, a New Zealander who met and fell in love with a Spanish woman in 2005 and moved to her fair country to start a new life in 2011.
And as I fell in love with and became more fascinated by Spain, I wanted to share everything I was learning with others travelling here.
So I started writing for newspapers about Spain (I’ve had articles published in The Guardian, Sunday Times, El País English, among others). I’ve also appeared on CBS, BBC, Channel 4 sharing my knowledge of this country, its food and its history.
In 2012 I co-founded the award-winning food tour company Devour Tours.
Since then we have connected 100,000 curious travellers with local people and food in a way that helps local culture thrive.
And in 2013 I started my YouTube channel, Spain Revealed.
Again, my goal was – and still is – to help curious people like you explore and understand Spain deeply… like a local.
In short? I want you to fall in love with this country like I have!