Mitos de Espana……….Myths of Spain……..

Después casi tres años estábamos con amigos de España en mi ultima noche en España y Zaragoza (porque estaba mudándome me a los EEUU). Mis amigos me pidieron que educara a los Americanos sobre los españoles y sus mitos

Finally after three years, on my last night with my spanish friends (I was moving back to the US), they begged that I educate the Americans about Spain and Spaniards.

Así que… Esto es para mis amigos de ESPAÑA!

  1. España está en EuROPA/Spain is in EuROPE
  2. No todos somos gitanos (medio arrugados con ojos oscuros)/ We are not all gypsies (half wrinkles with dark eyes)
  3. Hay rubios y gente con ojos claros/Yes we have blonds with light eyes
  4. En España nieva/It snows in Spain
  5. En España no estamos siempre de fiesta, trabajamos y mucho/In Spain it’s not always a festival, or holiday we do work alot and we work hard
  6. No vamos vestidos de toreos y trajes de flamenco , ni vamos detrás de los toros/We are not always dressed in Flamenco costumes and we do not run with the bull all the time
  7. No bebemos por la mañana/We do not drink in the morning
  8. No estamos en México/We are not in Mexico
  9. No somos como Zapatero ni como sus hijas , somos normales/We are nothing like Zapatero, or his gothic daughters. We are normal!
  10. No todos tocamos la guitarra , ni las castañas por la calle/We all do not play the guitar or use castanets in the streets
  11. Vivimos con agua corriente, electricidad/We live with running water and electricty
  12. La policía es respetable/The Police are honorable
  13. No dormimos siesta todos los días/We do not nap everday
  14. El idioma oficial es el castellano/The official language in Spain is Castillian Spanish
  15. Lo de las películas de Almodovar es mentira, no todos somos gays, lesbianas y putas/The movies from director Almodovar are lies, we are not all gays, lesbians and prostates like in his films
  16. Los españoles somos geniales/Spaniards are fabulous people!
  17. Las Fiestas Nacionales Españolas : The Official Spanish Holidays are
    1. Solo sucede en Andulucia que es tan desde de febrero a julio de fiesta/Only in the south Andulisa are partying from February to July
    2. Pampolona –San Fermin-/Pampolona -Saint Fermin -The Running of the Bulls
    3. Valencia – Fallas/Valencia- The fireworks
    4. Zaragoza – El Pilar/Zaragoza- The Virgen Pilar
    5. Resto España-Semana Santa y en Andalucía mucha más/Rest of Spain and even more in Andalucía- Easter or Holy Week
    6. Semana Santa: adoramos vírgenes, no las quemamos/Easter: we worship Virgins (the image of the Virgin Mary), we don´t burn them

¡Espero que hayáis disfrutado este momento educativo, hecho posible gracias a orgullosos zaragozanos! ¡Nacidos , criados y todavía viviendo en España!

We hope that you have enjoyed this educational moment brought to you by proud Zaragozans!! who were born and raised and still live in Spain!Snow Madrid Flamenco Dress Las Fallas Blonde and Light Eyes San Fermin El Pilar Siesta

Rainboots for Easter

Since we decided to drive to the south of Spain for Holy week. I decided to bring my rain boots. Well I know everyone would laugh at me but I am having the last laugh!!!

The only sad thing is that I have to wear them everyday because of the rain and the beautiful processions that occur here can’t go out and parade.  It’s a shame really because they are beautiful! If I have some pics I will post them later.

Getting back to rain boots! Well when I first came to Spain five years ago my then boyfriend now husband said that I didn’t need rain boots because it doesn’t rain in Spain! Well apparently that year it rained a lot more then the norm in Zaragoza! Well guess what I finally found a pair after searching for ages!  So I forced Angel to purchase them! Then I wore them around and people still looked at me strangely! I even wore them to work! Then a sad day came they broke! So I went again in search of new ones! Well IKEA came to the rescue! I found a cute red pair! So I was happy with my rain boots, that I ran in the rain all the time! Then my second sad day came when they too broke!! I couldn’t believe it two pairs of rain boots destroyed! I had a pair in NY and they are still in good conditions! Well this time when I went to in search of rain boots however it was very easy why???? Because finally it has become fashionable to wear them here in Spain!!! Finally!! Well the problem was that I was so lucky with so many breaking that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them so in a store called Natur, i found a pair a nice tall pair! They have travelled 500 something miles! And they are getting a fantastic use!