After 6 months in Spain, I still had no idea.
- What are tapas?
- How do I order wine in Spain (grape or region?!)?
- Where are the good places to eat?
- 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.
How can you start exploring Spain?
To kick off, why not download my FREE tapas bar guide, with my 5 favourite tapas bars in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and San Sebastian? Get that here by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this site and everything it has to offer. Why not send me an email with what you’d like to see more of?
So venga, let’s go!