Intriguing Moorish History and Gambas Pil Pil – What we love about Spain.

Devoted to living the good life and having a nap in the middle of the day to achieve it, Spain is hedonistic travel at its finest. Where life moves slow, runs late and savours the moment. Where it’s still morning until you’ve had lunch at 3 pm, and the evening doesn’t start until at least 10 pm. No problem there, because the relaxed Spanish culture requires nothing of you until late the next afternoon. Unless you count idling by a golden beach with the Mediterranean sun beating down on you as you order una caña and marvel at a country that serves its beer cold.

But listen to a group of Spaniards talk over lunch and you’ll wonder what happened to this relaxed culture: extreme excitement, passion, arms waving, everyone talking at once. But this is a land of variety, where some of the finest Michelin starred chefs in the world, regularly eat in earthy tapas bars – usually standing – while everyone is shouting. Where timeless whitewashed villages dot the landscape and art, history and architecture buckle under the multitude of foreign influences. And where it’s fascinating history, feels like it’s only just getting started

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