Thanks to Twitter I have met a lovely group of people living in Spain who have plenty to share about the country’s past, present and possible future.
If you are looking for people to follow who can give you an insight into what is going on in Spain today, here are some suggestions. (And if you enjoy reading this blog, don’t forget to follow @aspanishculture.)
(Image borrowed from http://psico-herramientas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/redes-sociales-twitter-espanol.html)
The podcast of the chapter T is for Tapas is now out.
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A bed of home made chips covered with two (or more) eggs, ready to be smashed or broken allowing the yolk to flow over the chips. Often accompanied by jamon (Spanish ham) or chorizo (Spanish spicy sausage). I’ll never get tired of them.
Recommended for those wanting to raise their salt or cholesterol levels.
(Taken from the chapter T is for Tapas.)
The tourism industry has always been strong in Spain. As a Londoner, I am always amused and surprised by the range of adverts for Spain and its different “autonomias” (autonomous regional governments).
While writing the article “I is for inglés” for the e-book “The A to Z of Spanish Culture”, I did a bit of research on the very famous slogan used by the Spanish government mid 20th century “Spain is different”. In doing so, I found this very amusing blog post in the Spanish newspaper “El Pais”. It’s written in Spanish, but it’s got plenty of posters in it to amuse you. And of course, all the slogans are in English.
Échale un vistazo haciendo click aquí.