10 Reasons Why I Love Spain!
Spaniards enjoy their life and the people around them. After spending 2 weeks in Madrid and Sevilla… how I wish I can live in Spain!
Do note that the photos are taken by me or my sister except the Siesta spanish yoga. Videos are taken from youtube. And since this is a personal blog I didn’t really bother to ensure the photo sizes are the same. The key thing is to curate my best memories of my holidays!
1. Drink Sangria At Every Meal
Wine is abundant and it costs the same price as a glass of water! But, of course we went ahead and indulged in Sangria!
2. Eat a Variety of Dishes at Half The Portion
Meal doesn’t have to be a one-plate affair. Spainards enjoy have a variety of dishes called racions. Instead of the usual plato or 1 full plate, you get to enjoy a variety of dishes at half the portion and price!
3. Enjoy Art & Culture Everywhere
Spainards live an interesting and balanced lifestyle by preserving their culture and art. Walking in the street of Madrid or Sevilla… you can’t help but enjoy art everywhere you go.
4. Celebrate Festivals With Gusto
We were lucky to be in Sevilla when they were celebrating their 2-week long of Feria. We enjoyed bullfights on 16 April featuring Finito de Córdoba, Juan Jose Padilla and Fandi. We also visited the Feria Sevilla.
5. Hang Out With Your Best Buddies
I love the fact that Spaniards can meet up and ‘network’ & hangout with their buddies! Don’t be surprised if you see oldies hanging out together!
6. Love Pork… Love Spain
If you’re a lover of pork. You’re in a for a real treat! They celebrate life with food. If you’re hungry, jamones tapas is available 24 hours a day at any cafe that stays opened.
7. Dance The Flamingo
Distinctive vigorous tap dancing together with continuous clapping! Catch a full performance at the same venue we watched at the Flamingo Musuem, Sevilla.
We find that the dance is a mix of indian with flamingo. And the singing is quite distinctively muslim inspired. Since, Sevilla was under Moorish rule for 800 years before the roman catholics.
8. Ogle At Lovely Mosaics
We simply love the mosaic influenced by the Moorish era.
9. Be Transported To The Moorish Era
We enjoyed the beautiful Moorish architecture! Watch this video to understand the history behind the Moorish empire in Spain.
10. Take A Nap… It Is Siesta Time
An afternoon is such a good idea. Between 2pm to 5pm, the city is suddenly quiet. Shops and cafes close. People disappear. Not sure whether the locals really return home to sleep. But, at round 5pm to 6pm, the locals start appearing on the streets… looking refreshed and happy!
We think it is such a great idea!
Looking forward to the next Spanish trip!