Every year or two, the local government offers subsidies for bed and breakfast businesses to help them modernise their properties and offer a better service for their guests. Submitting an application involves a lot of paperwork, but we feel it’s an opportunity we don’t want to miss, and so we eagerly await those grants. We have so many plans for our bed and breakfast, we’ll probably never run out of ideas. And our carpark was one such idea.
One of the most unique Spanish traditions during the holiday season is the New Year’s Eve countdown. While the clock striking or the bell chiming away the last seconds of the year is a matter of practicality (we all want to know when the year ends and the new one starts), it is what accompanies the countdown that sets Spain apart.
Christmas time is packed with copious lunches and dinners, good wine and sweet treats, and it is the sweet stuff that differs the most from one country to the other. Here’s a list of five most typical Christmas treats in Spain.
Of course Christmas shouldn't be about gifts, but it often is. We just can't help ourselves but immediately think of the presents. And in Spain, it’s no different.
It is fair to say that Christmas in Spain begins when the street lights come up and everyone starts to get into the spirit of Christmas.