Category: Spain

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Where they buried Francisco Franco, Spain’s dictator from 1939-1975

Today we delve into Spain’s history. This is the Valley of the Fallen, or Valle de los Caídos. It is situated close to Madrid, a little to the north west. Only rarely these days do...

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Where the Spanish made cannon balls for the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-1783)

I have just had the pleasure of spending two nights in a rural hotel on the edge of Jimena de la Frontera, about an hour’s drive north from Gibraltar. Curiously enough, this building served as...

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Top 10 Spanish animal expressions

Happy New Year! (¡Feliz Año Nuevo!) Expressions in Spanish which use animal characteristics for reference often reflect their Engish counterparts, but there are some interesting differences. Check out this top 10 of expressions I...

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Plateauing in language

As an adult, when you start out learning a new language you are full of enthusiasm. Quite how long that enthusiasm will last is going to depend on many factors, including your ability to...

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