|February 17, 2016||No Comments|
Spain is a beautiful country that has a wide selection of cultural aspects, as well as some wonderful locations within the country that boast warm sandy beaches. One can also find countryside with wonderful mountains that move down from the sea of Cantabria to the Catalan Pyrenees. It is in these areas that one will find a wealth of cultures and styles of life, both within the villages that are dotted around the country as well as in the major cities.
Another reason Spain is so enjoyable throughout the year is that it is based in a part of the world that has a mild and warm climate almost all year. The country is based in the Iberian Peninsula in the southern part of Europe, and sits between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer it becomes pretty hot in many parts, making it a mecca for tourists. For this reason the social life in the country is vibrant, as many activities take place outdoors. Most restaurants will offer outdoor seating, thanks to the warm weather that is often apparent. Markets also take place on a regular basis and are filled with a wide range of fresh food.
Food is always a hot topic in Spain, and local cuisine consists of a healthy diet that is very good for those who choose to enjoy it. Spanish food is known for being some of the healthiest in the world, thanks to the use of lots of fruit and vegetables and plenty of olive oil.
Sport is another activity that is popular thanks to the great weather. Outdoor sports such as football and tennis are practiced throughout the year. One can also find a large selection of other sports facilities, such as golf courses, cycling tracks and organized walks that take place in most towns and villages in Spain.
By observing the way of life of the locals, one can begin to get a sense of the culture and the norms and values of an area. The Spanish people are very friendly and will usually help whenever possible. It is also a good idea to try and learn the language as it will help you integrate in the local community. This is quite an easy language to learn, but should be done by defining the phonetic rules first. The written language of Spanish is spoken in the same way that it is spelt, which should making learning in private easier than other languages.
Spain is not a difficult country to travel to from the UK and there is always a good selection of flights that are available at most airports around the world – particularly if you choose a town like that is close to several airports, like those between Alicante and Valencia on the Costa Blanca. This region also has the advantage that properties are relatively cheap considering the excellent location.
Spain is also a thriving business centre and has a lot to offer in the way of shops and entertainment facilities. The style of Spain is known for blending traditional styles with those that are modern and cutting edge. This can be found in the art scene and within the other scenes locals pursue, such as fashion, graphic design and architecture.