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What did you like and or miss about Spain?

What did you like and or miss about Spain?

Jul 15th, 2007, 05:06 PM
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What did you like and or miss about Spain?

Today I was thinking about Spain again and missing it. I know everyone has different perspecives & preferences.
Art, food, whatever. "Dif'rent strokes"

So I thought I'd start a thread to see exactly what you liked, big thngs and even the little insignificant things like.....

Older couples strolling arm in arm

Tortilla de patata anytime of the day

Cokes in glass bottles...

next?
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Jul 15th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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I love your choices...


Tapas bars

Going to dinner after 9PM

People of all ages in the plazas until late at night....
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Jul 15th, 2007, 07:20 PM
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The museums in Madrid

The architecture and the sardana in Barcelona

Tapas in San Sebastian

The hills of Galicia

The boitefumiero swinging across the Cathedral in Santiago

The Roman bridge in Rondo, the Roman amphitheatre in Merida and the Acqueduct in Segovia

Kings piled one on top of each other in El Escorial

Walking the walls of Avila

Dining while looking over the Genralife

Dining over the gorge in Cuenca

Making friollas with an eledely cousin over a stone heated from wood.
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Jul 15th, 2007, 07:36 PM
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The loving way I observed young Spanish mothers speak to their
todlers.."mi cielo"

Sensational rice pudding

Meticulously dressed retired gentlemen in Madrid

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Jul 15th, 2007, 07:48 PM
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Sorry, but I forgot:

Churros con chocolate!
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Jul 15th, 2007, 08:14 PM
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Matute ladies dressed in very good quality leather shoes...
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Jul 15th, 2007, 08:15 PM
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oops, I mean "mature" ladies dressed in very good quality leather shoes.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 02:13 AM
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The people!! I have always found them incredibly generous and welcoming. And a lot of fun, too.

And of course the tapas bars, the sunshine, the music, the architecture..
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Jul 16th, 2007, 03:18 AM
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The seafood.

Wonderful coffee everywhere.

Art, art, art.

The cheap, good wine

The beautiful, elegant, seriously-jeweled older ladies.

Tapas

The vibrant social life in the late evening.

Cocido Madrileño, Fabada Asturiana and Caldo Gallego...
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Jul 16th, 2007, 04:06 AM
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TAPAS!

Women and Men that dress Great, and are so well grommed.

The Spanish People, who are warm and wonderful.

The mosaics in Barcelona

Elegeant couples "strolling in the evenings" in Madrid.

I hope to return to Spain again soon!

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Jul 16th, 2007, 04:47 AM
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Wow, so much to look forward to! Great thread, amsdon.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 04:59 AM
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1. The people.... the way (some? many? most?) Spanish people relate with children and make them part of their everyday lives

2. Food: Specially seafood

3. Music: Flamenco or otherwise

4. Well dressed women

And many other things such as art etc
 
Jul 16th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Hi all.

BTW Confy's trip report is jam packed with all sorts of observations
like these...

for instance..the special gestures unique to the Spanish people. The way they emphasize certain points.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 05:26 AM
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The town of Cuenca
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Jul 16th, 2007, 05:34 AM
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Gosh, has anyone mentioned tapas yet?

Relaxing at a sidewalk table in some friendly plaza with some tasty tapas and glass of local tinto...that's sounding pretty good to me.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 05:48 AM
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me too!
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Jul 16th, 2007, 07:51 AM
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of course, the tapas!!
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Jul 16th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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The most unforgettable experience we had was visiting the Basilica outside
Segovia in the Valle de los Caidos. The Basilica is carved into the mountain, and there is a view of the giant cross dominating the sky. The church music emanating from the mountain was haunting and when we walked inside a wedding was taking place. It was incredible.
Also loved the all the art, the people and the tapas.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Children lovely dressed.

Families strolling everyday in the Plaza Mayor de Salamanca.

The humor. " la sal " of the Spaniards people

Good manners. ( Many times at least, not always...)
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Jul 16th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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The way the Spanish people greet each other with genuine joy.

The way, people bring their babies out in their buggies at night for a stroll in the evening warmth.

The way the older ladies dress to impress and stroll.

The lovely scent of flowers in the evening.

The men with the gorgeous brown eyes

God...I miss Spain so much.
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