Barcelona has three Tiki bars. To those of us here in the New World — where we’re lucky if a major metropolitan area has even one — this fact will induce fits of envy. It shouldn’t, say Barcelona residents Mr. Ivan and Lady Eve. They insist that Spain still has a long way to go in the Tikification process — a process they’ve been helping along with their blog about all things exotic, Bastardo Saffrin.
Mr. Ivan (that’s him above) recently conducted an e-interview with your humble Bum. He asked some very interesting (i.e., very alcoholic) questions that wouldn’t have occurred to the non-Polynesiac press. The interview was first posted in Spanish, but Mr. Ivan has re-posted it in the original English for those of us who didn’t pay attention in high school language class: