Tag Archives: Spain

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World

New Year’s is just around the corner, putting an end to turkey and chocolate feast and probably putting an end to that glorious time off work. Yes, soon you will have to put on real clothes, not pyjama onesies and venture back out into the world. But before you do, there’s one last party to(…)


Getting Married in Spain: What Couples Need to Know

A wedding day is one of the most important days of anyone’s life.  While some choose a venue close to home, others prefer to travel for the special day.  Still others meet their betrothed in another country. If you’re planning a Spanish wedding, there are several things to keep in mind (before moving on to(…)


3 Crazy Christmas Customs Around The World

Christmas is a magical time for most around the world – whether it’s sitting by the fireplace with the family, hanging up the stockings, or placing presents under the tree and waiting (impatiently) to open them. But there are certain traditions that don’t quite fit into the stereotypes we have of good, clean fun. Take(…)


Off the Beaten Path: A Back Road Guide to Spain’s Most Interesting Regions

Spain is a country of contrasts, a brilliant blend of culture and longstanding history that distinguishes it from the rest of Europe. The Atlantic Ocean hugs the northern peninsular coast while towering mountains meet the pristine Mediterranean along the eastern side. And clouds generously shower the northern Basque Country, while southern Andalucia enjoys near constant(…)


What to Know Before Studying Abroad in Spain

Studying abroad is an enlightening experience—it grants individuals the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture—and it can even be argued that it is the most effective way of learning a foreign language. And you’re considering it? Great! Maybe you’re interested in total language immersion, or perhaps you simply crave the unknown – you lust(…)


5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Live in Spain Once

A hot Spanish sun beats down on crowded cobbled streets where bronzed women saunter casually along in 4-inch heels.  Small children kick a football around a plaza lined with cafes and bars that teem with customers—despite it being the middle of the day and the middle of the week—sipping cafés con leche (coffee with milk),(…)


How to Eat, Drink, and Get Married in Spain

Obviously not all weddings are created equal, and if you head to one in Spain the food and traditions will vary according to region, religion, and of course resources, but the following is based on my own experience – and what an experience it was! Traditionally, Spanish weddings are quite different from its surrounding neighbours,(…)


5 Misconceptions About the Spanish You Need to Forget

Stereotypes are everywhere, from the Frenchman with onions around his neck to the American without a passport. The Spanish are no exception and have their fair share of pre-conceived ideas to correct when visitors land on their shores. Here are a few things many people think about Spain and her citizens that turn out not(…)


The 5 Best Drinks in Spain

Sunshine and Sangria! Quick ­– what country are you thinking of ? Yes indeed, Spain. So if you fancy lounging poolside with a drink in hand, here are a few ideas – our take on the five best drinks in Spain, in no particular order: 1. Aguas frescas Translated as fresh waters, this beverage makes our(…)