Is there any living-abroad Spaniard who hasn’t missed ‘made in Spain’ customs? And any foreigner who has been to Spain and haven’t surprised by some Spanish habit?
In today post, we will show you some of them
THE WASHING MACHINE in Spain is in the kitchen or the bathroom whereas in other countries such as Switzerland buildings hold a communal washing area (people don’t own washing machines at home). Having a washing machine is like enjoying a treasure.
IN SPAIN WE USE BLINDS that’s because we are the country in Europe which suffers most sun hours; this allows us to regulate heat entry during Summer. What’s more, blinds grant intimacy (specially in towns or cities with narrow street in their old towns).
WE HANG THE CLOTHES ON SIGHT OF EVERYONE like Italians. The main cause might be the climate, which perfectly dries clothes. I personally love seeing and smelling recently hang clothes thought the streets.
EATING TIME IN SPAIN is quite singular. Not only because of the timetable, but also the number of daily meals: five in total (breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, dunch and dinner). We have lunch around 14:00-15:00 and dinner between 22:00-22:30. Our French neightbours have dinner at 19:00, Italians at 20:00 and Swedes at 17:00, out tea time.
THE MOP was an Spanish invention so that we wouldn’t have to clean the floor knelt as on the old times
REMOVE OUR SHOES AT HOME is a new rule we had to apply because of Covid-19. Beforehand, however, Spaniards had stayed home with the boots on.
WE SHOW GUESTS OUR HOME the first time they come, room by room; even commenting every one of them. This is a sign of hospitality and courtesy rare in the rest of Europe
Do you know some other? Have you missed those customs in another countries? Which one was bizarrest for you?
Huge hug to all our readers. Ti’l next time!