Today I would like to share with you this beautiful and lovely ad of the Spanish National Lottery for this upcoming Christmas. You don't even need to speak Spanish to understand what it lies beneath this little cute story. It has made me tear up a little and I hope it can touch you and bring you to smile as well :)

Hello everyone!

Firstly, I must apologise because I have had comments on my inbox for weeks that I haven't replied yet. I will come to it, I promise, I'm just too lazy right now because I'm giving myself a week of (more or less, as I'm currently trying to work on my thesis anyway) relax, and usually I am around LJ only when I have to procrastinate.

So, I wanted to share with you this hilarious article about Spain. If you have me on Twitter or you know me even the tiniest bit, you already know how much I criticise my country, but this article was just spot on! Some bits I loved:

Years later, it still surprises me when I’m walking down a street in Spain and I hear an old lady spitting out the word "coño" (think four-letter English swear words starting with ‘c’ and you get the idea). Old ladies and those who are only 21... :D

Morning coffee is always at eleven, lunch comes around at 3pm, and don’t even dare suggest going out to a club before 1am. CRUCIAL! I know people who has lunch around 1pm (???) but the normal here is 2-3pm or even 4, as I do with my parents when we're home on the weekend. And really, never ever go to a club before 1am because it'll be dead.

I always feel like I’m in the Wild West when I see restaurant floors covered in everything from tooth picks to ketchup sachets. Sadly it's true. In fact, last weekend I was in Seville and I was surprised to find how *clean* the floors were! Madrid must be the worst, I believe.

Spaniards don’t like criticism — from outsiders. True! Even if I consider myself *very* dettached from any kind of national pride, it really pisses me off seeing certain kind of comments from outsiders. I guess "la tierra es la tierra", isn't it? :P

Right, I really recommend the article, because it's very funny. That site also seems very good for tips about anything related to Spain, so if you ever plan to visit, take a look! And also, please ALWAYS remember most Spaniards don't know how to dance flamenco ;)
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Mar. 11th, 2014 09:33 pm
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