Archive for the ‘Travelling Through Spain’ Category

  • Spanish culture and customs

    Jan 24 • Sharon • Travelling Through SpainNo Comments

    Think of Spanish culture and customs and I’ll take a bet that the same thoughts come to you as they did to me.   Now, while I have a love for all things Spanish such as tapas, excellent wine, white washed pueblos, flamenco and literature, who isn’t familiar with Cervantes’ “Don Quijote de la Mancha”, the second most translated book after the Bible? Some Spanish customs and traditions I do struggle to understand. And those include all things Spanish that involve chasing bulls through the streets, around a bull ring or into a river until they are left frenzied with fear or killed! Is there another way of saying it?! Every year from July 7th-14th thousands pack into Pamplona to start Spain’s most famous bull-running fiesta to honor Navarre capital’s patron saint, San Firmin. Spain’s culture commands more than 3,000 fiestas each year. This particular fiesta culminates in the bulls running into a bull ring where

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  • Some Useful Spanish Phrases To Get You Talking

    Jan 3 • Sharon • Travelling Through SpainNo Comments

    Your Spanish will feel so much more fluent or sound more colloquial with a few easy to remember and importantly, extremely useful Spanish phrases. So I want to share with you a couple ideas that you can readily use. So you’re off to Spain and want to spend some shopping time browsing the markets or enjoying a few sightseeing tours. ‘Estas pensando en ir de compras – You’re thinking about going shopping.’ You can use this Spanish useful phrase so easily by adapting  it like this. ‘Estoy pensando en comprarme un sombrero – I’m thinking about buying myself a sunhat.’ You will feel so much more comfortable if you can practise before you leave for Spain but don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to learn too much, it can be so muddling. Always look for ways to use the sentences and phrases you have learned. That way as you bump into your Spanish friends in

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  • Study Spanish Abroad, What You Need To Know

    Dec 1 • Sharon • Travelling Through SpainNo Comments

    Like many people, I’m sure you arrived on this page because you want to study Spanish abroad. So over the next couple of paragraphs I’m going to tell you what you need to know about studying Spanish abroad. But first; a quick story… A few years ago we were happily living in the UK until we decided we needed a change. We needed to get out of England and move abroad. At first we considered France, Italy and then Spain. Soon after we were all packed up, the kids were pulled out of school and we were ready to embark on our Spanish adventure. In the beginning we were all very nervous about studying  Spanish abroad, but we soon realised it was the best place to do it considering we had just flipped our lives upside down. It’s funny how life is like that… One minute you have a day to

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