|The beautiful Plaza Mayor:|
one of many reasons
to fall in love with Madrid.
Here are 5 stereotypes most people have about life in Spain, and why you don´t need to worry!
1. Spaniards don’t have dinner till 10pm, I’m going to starve!
Ready for dinner at 5 on the dot? Sorry, you’ll have to wait! Yes, the Spanish do eat late. Hunger definitely won’t be an issue in Spain though; in fact, the Spanish never really stop eating! Expect two breakfasts (a small one first thing in the morning followed by a snack about 11am), a large lunch between 2 and 3, an afternoon snack (merienda) around 6, and then dinner or tapas between 9 and 10! Most people who come to Spain find the food is so amazing that they never want to go back to their home country...
2. What about my marmite/tea/sausages/local bakery, I can’t live without them!
|Tea might be famous|
in the UK, but you can
still find it in Spain!
Worried Spanish patisserie won’t match what you’re used to in France? Don’t panic! Spain has its very own incredible patisserie specialities that you have to try, like the delicious palmeras… You’ll never feel far from home with the number of bakeries in Spain!
3. I’ll never be able to stay up so late!
most popular nightclub-
don't miss it!
4. All the shops close in the afternoon, how inconvenient!
|Late night shopping!|
Make the most of
evenings in Madrid
5. Madrid is a capital city: it’ll be really expensive and I won’t be able to afford to do anything...
|Madrid's Metro is |
cheap and easy
Finally, although some people may experience culture shock very occasionally, the reality is it’s hard to feel homesick in Madrid when it’s pouring with rain back home and you’re living in the land of sunshine, amazing food and some of the world’s friendliest and most welcoming people! You’re more likely to experience reverse culture shock when you go home!