Posts Tagged ‘Spain humour’

 

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by by Valerie

Ten Tips for Surviving and Loving Spain

“This whole page should be kept in a museum,” said a very recent comment on our humorous article Ten things to know before moving to Spain,  which was the most commented of the year (2008) at Expatica.com. Enjoy!

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Posted on November 4th, 2012 by by Valerie

Garlic Moments: At The Pharmacy

Take heart, everyone.  I’ve been here for 39 years and the other day I made the most dreadful clanger at a pharmacy in Granada, where I was having a few days holiday. I suppose my castellano is a bit rusty as I mostly speak Catalan and English, but in fact I could have made exactly […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2010 by by admin

With A Rose Between Her Teeth

Here’s a direct link to Valerie’s story WITH A ROSE BETWEEN HER TEETH, a hilarious take on the expat experience in Spain. Please leave your comments and let Valerie know what you think of the story.

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Posted on August 17th, 2010 by by Theresa

Cenas, porfas and findes

“ ¿A cuanto están?” I ask the younger of the two women standing behind a row of upturned crates piled with higos chumbo (prickly pears). “MaMAAA,” she asks mama, even though they’ve been selling the things all morning, “¿A cuanto están?” “Tres euros la cena,” replies mother in her gardening gloves as she expertly slices […]

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Posted on March 24th, 2010 by by Theresa

Take these pumpkins, you!

What would you do if someone gave you pumpkins? Soup them? Pie them? Put them away for Halloween? In Spain, you’d probably kick down a door and sulk. Dar calabazas a alguien, to give someone pumpkins, means to reject them, to turn them down. It used to be only hapless Don Juans who got the […]

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