My Spanish Lovers: Lauren’s Savours of Spanish Culture

Spanish culture: reflections of Lauren from Spanish Sabores

Lauren enjoying a good dose of that Spanish sun

Hola a todos! I’m writing to you from a surprisingly sunny London where I’ll be staying for a few days before I catch a flight back out to Spain to continue onward with my journey. Looking outside at the sun it’s like I never left!

Anyway today I’m super excited to be bringing you another amazing interview on life in Spain, this time with the lovely Lauren who runs the brilliant blog Spanish Sabores. Check it out if you want to learn more about Lauren’s own unique view of Spanish culture – she’s always got a lot of interesting things to say. Lauren also runs the intriguing site Recetas Americanas, where she shares her own cultural cuisine with the Spanish population. Very cool, very different!

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The Ultimate Guide to “Being British” in Spain: Spanish Airports

British in Spain: airports

British doing what they do best: being overly British (cc) Kalleboo

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Likening the game of spotting British in Spain to a search of needles in haystacks is futile business. Nowhere is this more evident than in airport. Having passed through a fair few Spanish ones throughout the history of My Spanish Adventure, and, more specifically, being British myself, I’m confident when I position myself as an expert in this field.

Even as I write this now I’m strengthening this skill. Sitting here in Malaga Airport for what seems like the hundredth time (in reality it’s something like the fourth, but hey, what nerd counts?), all I can hear and see are leathery-bodied British tourists returning from their Costa Blanca holidays.

Ah, but I probably shouldn’t say “British” – and here goes my attempt to increase my Scottish and Welsh following – *flutters eyelashes at Adventures with Dan* – because “English” is far more like it.

And so you’re probably wondering where this is all leading. Well I guess the point I want to emphasise here (well I’m actually going to stretch it out in this post), is that this game is really quite fun. Because the British in Spain stand out. And I’ve forgot just how quirky and interesting they can be when they’re going to and from their cheap holidays abroad.

So here’s my advice for those out there (specifically to you Anglophiles that reside across the pond) that want to appear more “British” English when you’re kicking back waiting for those delays to get even longer. Here’s how to be British in a Spanish airport… Continue Reading →

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What to See in Valencia: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences

what to see in Valencia: Ciudad Artes Ciencias building

Valencia's Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences (cc) hermenpaca

Hans is a world traveler, who enjoys writing everything regarding holidays and vacations. Passionate about SEO and world history, found in writing the perfect way to share his experiences with his fellow travelers.

Designed by arquitects Félix Candela and Santiago Calatrava, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences, is a breathtaking complex devoted to the disciplines of the sciences and the arts and offers learning in an innovative and more interactive way. One of the largest educational complexes in Europe, this remarkable structure covers an area of approximately 3 kilometers on the riverbed of the Turia River and offers a definite answer to any question over what to see in Valencia.

Aiming to encourage and stimulate the knowledge process of science and art related topics among its visitors, this futuristic construction has the incredible ability to amuse and catch the attention of science enthusiasts and school students, making it a place where learning becomes a very fun experience indeed.

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The Toughest Aspects of Settling in to Spanish Life (For Brits)

Spanish life

Two guiris struggling to adapt

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Yo my little Spanish lovers, I hope you’re all having a good day while I continue on here in this sunny old Spanish life. Today’s post is from Joe Johnson, who got in touch with me a few weeks back about putting a post together that highlighted what it’s like for us Brits coping with settling in Spain. Kind of reminds me of a post I did last year for Christine in Spain’s ace blog about the challenges of immersion.

Anyway, here’s what Joe’s come up with. I hope you like!

It’s no secret that us Brits have a certain affinity with Spain and the Spaniards, the droves that flock to the country every year to holiday is testament to that, but the ties go deeper. In recent years hundreds of thousands of Brits have taken up permanent residency in the country, and in 2006, the British population in Spain was estimated at over 700,000.

There’s clearly something about the country and the Spanish life then that draws in Brits in their hordes, whether that’s the warm, reliable climate, even warmer locals, close proximity to Britain, word class cuisine or all of the above, Spain is a firm favourite with us and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon! Continue Reading →

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