Oh Solomillo! 15 Days in Spain

Old Dec 14th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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" Mucho gusto" is one way to say nice to meet you. You can also say "encantada" which is like saying, I'm delighted to meet you.
depends on the occasion...I tend to say mucho gusto
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Old Dec 14th, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Whenever I am in Barcelona I have a habit of beginning a conversation by apologizing for speaking only a little castellano and no catalan, and then continuing in castellano. It seems to take the edge off of presuming that everyone defaults to castellano, which is not necessarily a good assumption in Barcelona and the Costa Brava. As for my "Mexican accent" it was something I had never thought about before, but I suppose it is similar to someone raised in Louisiana visiting Long Island -- technically both regions speak English, but good luck understanding each other!
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The Spanish are very gracious when someone tries to speak their language, as are the Italians.
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Not only sangría and tapas in Madrid. Some of the latest fashionable restaurants and bars:
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Tejana, instead of sangría I´d have a glass of good wine (red is my favorite), or a "caña" (in Madrid, it´s a small glass of draught beer), or even a glass of white wine. We tend to drink white wine in the morning, red for afternoon and night. In the north, we drink a lot of cider (natural cider, not sweet, not sparkling, just pure fermented apple juice, 6,5º alcohol content). Also, "zurito", in the BAsque Country it´s a small glass of beer to go with the pintxos (so you don´t get drunk, something not socially accepted in a bar).
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tejana.....THANK YOU so much for this outstanding TR! I'm planning my Spain adventure and will be following your itinerary almost to the letter!
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Thank you for this fantastic trip report. We are going to be in Spain this spring and will certainly be using your great tips.
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All Spanish students in my home town and era ended up with a Cuban accent.
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Thank you for sharing! Bookmarking for my trip.

On the topic of sangria, I tried to order one in Malaga and was told we should be drinking tinto de verano (or tinto for short). But I concur that I would much rather have a nice glass of wine!
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