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Friday, August 04, 2006 (read 1162 times)
 

The Differences Between Home and Spain

by Maquil

When you come to a different country there are certain things that stand out for you, but these things will not be the same for everyone. During my stay here in Spain I have gone around trying to find out what people from different countries think about 'the Spanish way of life'. Here is what I found…

For myself…

View on Spain
Such a laid back atmosphere, you enjoy what you are doing and you wont rush to try and get things done that can't be done. Also I have learned that it's ok to be out on a Sunday at 9-10pm enjoying a meal with your whole family.

Favourite Place in Spain
So far the old streets of Salamanca, I still have much more to explore though.

Favourite Food
ost defiantly Tapas, with churros a close second.

The Thing That is Most Different From my Home
The fact that shops close down for holidays, in Ireland you would never have that.

My Favourite Spanish Name and Word
Carlita and pequeñita

Camille from France

View on Spain
For me, Spain is more than the siesta " fiesta " tapa country. Spain is a way of living, a way of thinking. Spanish people knows how to take the time to live, to fully enjoy their free time with their friends, families, relatives.

Favourite Place in Spain
Madrid. Madrid is for me a cosmopolite typical Spanish place.

Favourite Food
I really like the tapas bars, actually I love them.

The Thing That is Most Different From my Home
To me, the most different habit is the schedules. I would say that there is at least 1 ½ hours difference in what I am used to. The Spanish rhythm of life is something very different for me.

My Favourite Spanish Name and Word
Ceaser and Sospechoso.

Tim from England

View on Spain
Spain is addictive; and the Spanish are laid-back yet lively.

Favourite Place in Spain
Sevilla was the most exciting place I've travelled to so far - their fiestas are unlike anywhere else I've ever experienced.

Favourite Food
Nothing beats travelling to the coast and sampling the local seafood.

Favourite Drink
raditional cider from Asturias, which tastes very different and is poured in such an unneccessarily flamboyant way that you can't help but love it.

The Thing That is Most Different From my Home
Definitely the Spanish attitude with regards to time and punctuality.

My Favourite Spanish Name and Word
Lazaro and "La feria"

Jennifer from Germany

View on Spain
Hot during the summer, much tourism, important language to learn for business, many people in the streets during the evenings.

Favourite Place in Spain
I really liked Barcelona and Madrid, but other small place like Segovia and Salamanca have their charm as well.

Favourite Food
Paella, tapas, and tortilla de patatas. I love the tapa cultura.

The Thing That is Most Different From my Home
The Siesta we do not know, shops are not closed in the afternoon…

My Favourite Spanish Name and Word
Pilar and banda ancha


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