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La Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain   Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Welcome to Fake Flamenco, the website of Supergringa in Spain: A Travel Memoir.

What is fake flamenco? It’s how you dance until you know the real thing.

Clap your hands. Stomp your feet. Throw your arms into the air.

In fake flamenco, repeat these movements until your heart says, “¡Olé!” Speaking a first or second language is like that. We make a lot of silly noises before we say, “Ma!” or “Mamá.” Carry your fake flamenco with you wherever you go; it’s always free and more useful than a steamer trunk of clothes. I know; seven suitcases used to be my idea of packing light! Then, I learned what was essential, in my luggage and in my life, during my semester in Toledo, Spain.

Join me in España and let the adventure begin!

–Rebecca Cuningham

P.S. If you’re looking for Real Flamenco, visit Carmen de las Cuevas, Granada