While everyone has their own taste and people visit all countries around Europe, Spain is particularly well known as a holiday destination and has millions upon millions of tourists visiting it for her beautiful shores, scenaries and attractions each and every year.
What makes Spain so special is the fact that it caters to such a wide audience when it comes to climate and surroundings. Temperatures ranging from a very cool 0 degrees celcius to a boiling 40 degrees at the hottest of times.
While Spain offers its well known culture and language that the entire world is familiar with, along with Spanish cousine, restaurants, music and interesting traditions such the siesta; it also offers a commercial side for those that like their fast food restaurants, shops, cinemas and bars and clubs. When it comes to shopping, there’s certainly no shortage and prices are very reasonable when compared to that of the UK or Scandinavia. One must remember, however, that siesta takes place between 2pm and 5:30pm and even the biggest retail shops are closed at this time – as impossible as it seems. Even large scale outdoor markets seem to just pack up and vanish at this time.
English is not as readily spoken in Spain as it is in countries such as Germany or Finland, and while it is still used all over the place, it is a good idea to brush up on the basics of the language especially if you are not traveling to a well known tourist destination.
While it may not be everyone’s cup-of-tea, Spain holidays are certainly worth trying once and will without a doubt leave you memories you will not soon forget.