Fantastic hair.

Fantastic hair.

My name is Andrew Tracey.  I love languages and I love to travel in order to meet new people from different cultures and learn about them, and I generally see the first as a means to the second (meaning that I learn languages in order to be able to talk to people who speak them).  Consequently, I’ve wanted to start a blog about the cultures of other countries and peoples for a while now but didn’t feel like there was much of a point in it until I could start traveling myself.

Well, I finally did: I’d been in Spain for about two months now (I’m from Texas) when I decided to start this blog, and there was plenty to write about.  I wasn’t able to get to anywhere near as much as I wanted to, but I am pleased with what I did manage to write about.

I briefly experimented with writing posts in both English and Spanish but gave up on that after the first few because of how time-consuming it was.  If you’d like to read the (few) Spanish-language posts I have here, they’re under the category Posts viejos en Español.

Personally I find this subject fascinating and hope that you’ll enjoy my observations and add your own in the comments as well.  Please feel free to contact me.