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A Few Strange Things About Southern Spain Making It Unique


We travel a lot to Spain and am never really surprised by anything here. A few examples from the last few days

Arriving at 2.30 am to find a tennis club full with children of perhaps 5-9 years of age playing tennis . When exactly do they sleep?

Going to bed at 1.30 am and being awakened by upstairs flat dwellers moving seemingly all their furniture around scraping items on the floor just to ensure our wakefulness.

A selection of ducks and parakeets in the swimming pool this morning . Happily washing and drinking.

Spain has daily rubbish collections. Whereas UK is prepared for rubbish collections every 2-3 weeks.

Gross obesity has sadly arrived now in Spain not too different from USA. This is not good news as a significant number of the population smoke copious cigarettes.

Bars and some restaurants welcoming dogs. Despite the heat there are a surprising number of dogs. Spain seems also to have removed the days of feral abandoned cats everywhere. From hundreds a few years ago there are essentially none now.

Vegetables with meals seem to have been abolished by Royal Decree. The occasional salad leaf might appear but the chances of a traditional vegetable with a steak meal are rare. Fruit however is abundant and cheap.

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2 thoughts on “A Few Strange Things About Southern Spain Making It Unique

  1. Alexandra Pawley-Kean on said:

    Let me guess they are all Spanish!!! 🙂 x

  2. Alexandra Pawley-Kean on said:

    Oh and they are still killing bulls for sport … grrr.

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