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Typical Spanish

Spanish cuisine continues to be popular worldwide. Although, the ‘Spanish cuisine’ does not actually exist; each Spanish region has developed its own dishes and unique products. The Spanish food culture is different from the English food culture. Spanish people eat main courses twice a day and their breakfasts usually contain of fruit, sweet food and black coffee. However, the food culture differs per region.

The Spanish traditional dishes are described as appetising and simple to prepare. Many tourists visit Spain, not just to experience the culture and enjoy its beautiful landscapes, but also to taste some traditional Spanish dishes.

Tapas

Tapas bars can be found everywhere in Spain and other countries. You are most likely to have a tapas bar in your city. Tapas are probably one of the most famous Spanish dishes. Tapas are a variety of small snacks shared between a group of people. They are served cold or hot; potato tortilla, patatas brava, cheese and chorizo are a few examples. Calamares fritos are also very common in tapas. They are made of fried squid rings in batter.

Tapas are originally from Andalusia, therefore the best tapas bars can be found in that region of the country.

Paella

The first time paella was served, was in the 19th century in Valencia. The ingredients of the traditional paella are rice with chicken, rabbit, snails or seafood.

The name ‘’paella’’ comes from the Latin word ‘’patella’’, which means pan. Paella is traditionally served for the whole family on a round table with the pan in the middle. It is now turned into a festive meal and is usually prepared on Sundays.

Gazpacho

Another popular dish that originates from Andalusia is the gazpacho. It is a typical Spanish soup and is served cold. Gazpacho is a healthy meal and full of vitamins.  The main ingredients are olive oil, cucumber, tomatoes, garlic, onions and peppers.

Tortilla española

Tortilla española (tortilla de patatas) is a typical Spanish dish. It is also known as Spanish omelette, but tortilla española is slightly different from our traditional omelette. Potatoes and eggs are the main ingredients, vegetables are often added to the mixture. Tortilla española is served as a main dish or as a tapa.

Chorizo

Chorizo is the famous spicy sausage. Generally, chorizo sausage is made from pork and paprika powder. The Latin-American version of the chorizo is made out of red meat. Extremadura is the native region of the chorizo. Chorizo has been around since the 17th century.

Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana is a dessert from Catalonia. It is creamy and has a rich flavour. Crema Catalana is made worldwide as it is easy to make at home. You may know it as Crème brûlée. Though, Crème brûlée is the French version and is somewhat different from the Spanish Crema Catalana. Crema Catalana is served alone or with fruit.

Churros 

Churros are very popular in Spain and South-American countries. It is made from fried wheat dough and served with melted chocolate or powdered sugar. Churros are often eaten as a dessert in other counties. In Spain, churros are made for breakfast or as a snack.

 

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Things to do in Valladolid – Spain

Valladolid has an important historical and cultural patrimonial, with good gastronomy. It’s a good city not just to visit museums, but also have a good nightlife.

What to visit:

1. Plaza Mayor: It’s the city centre; from here you can go to many interesting places just walking 5 to 10 minutes. It was the first square with a square shape in Spain.

Visit Plaza Mayor in Valladolid

 

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Spanish internship Madrid

My experience abroad in Madrid

My name is Judith, I am 22 years and I was born and raised in the Netherlands. I do the course of Executive Secretary / Management Assistant. For my last internship, I decided to take things bigger than I did before. I wanted to do an internship abroad. While I was searching the internet, I saw a Spanish company based in Liverpool. I have always wanted to go to the UK and this company got me from the first moment. I applied for an internship position as a secretary and I got an answer within two days. During the mailing, I was even more enthusiastic than I was before. Because it is not that busy during Christmas, they gave me the opportunity to join the headquarters office in Madrid for nine weeks. They offered me free English classes and a lot of experience. I decided to take this internship.

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Galicia landscape

Discovering Galicia – Natural Landscapes

Galicia is one of the most unknown regions of Spain. However, when you visit it for first time, you will remember it for its landscapes, people and gastronomy. Galicia is located in the north west of Spain and it has a total area of 11,418.7 sq m with 1,030 m of coastline. Galicia is the seventh largest autonomous community of Spain and has two official languages: Galician and Spanish.

In this article, we are going to present some of the most impressive natural landscapes to enjoy yourself and discover all the charm this autonomous community has to offer.

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Discovering Galicia – Cultural Heritage

Galicia has an extensive cultural heritage, legacy of the numerous villages that historically occupied the region, such as the Celts, Romans or Suebi, amongst others.

In this article we will present some examples of the ample cultural heritage that you will discover when you visit Galicia. Here are some of the most notorious places you cannot miss:

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Learn Spanish and live Spanish culture

Living learning Spanish in Spain

Learning a foreign language is indeed one of the greatest and most beneficial things you can do in life. When starting to study a new language you don´t simply study grammar and vocabulary but you open up to a brand new world. You get in touch with another culture by learning about the local traditions, the typical food, the traditional music, and dances. Moreover, you make your life easier while travelling and also have the opportunity to talk with local people.

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