The world is wide, wild and weird. Traveling can give you a sense of place, but getting involved in local events can pull you more deeply into a culture than any walking tour.
The following five events may not be well publicized but you’re bound to feel in the thick of things when you’re cheering on or participating in activities you may still doubt exist, even after you’ve been there.
Water and Ham Festival
The breathtaking Alpujarras mountains, in the Granada region of southern Spain is the setting for what is arguably the biggest and best water fight in the world. At midnight on June 23rd, everyone in town attacks each other with all the water they can get their hands on.
Strangers soak each other in the streets, while apartment dwellers spray those below with hosepipes from the safety of their balconies. The best bit? Once the whistle blows at the end of the fight, the cerveza starts pouring and the real party begins. There surely is no better way to break the ice.
More information: spanishhighs.co.uk