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Five Spanish things that drive foreigners crazy! (and how to overcome them!)

© By Abi Nobes, Marketing and Communication Department

As a Brit-abroad, I’ve experienced somewhat of a culture shock upon arriving in Spain! These are five of the biggest surprises that were in store for me… Do you agree?

1.Eating dinner at 10 o’clock at night

I have been here for 3 weeks and I still haven’t been able to adjust to this. I am not a night owl, I’m a morning person, so eating dinner at 10 o’clock at night seems crazy! So far I have eaten once at 9:30 (it’s the latest I could manage), and that was only because I’d been snacking all day, trying to peg myself out until 10. I get too hungry to wait that long!

Solution: Each week I try to eat 15 minutes later, so far I’ve gone from 6pm to 6:45… it’s an improvement!

2. They don’t sell fresh milk, only long-life milk

As an English person, and an avid tea drinker, I was astounded the first time I went to a Spanish supermarket and couldn’t find the milk. I stood there for a good 10 minutes, staring…

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