This is Olga from Poland and Spain!
Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce myself. My name is Olga and I am a brand new student blogger. It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you all and to share with you my precious treasure which is full to the brims of golden lovely memories, gained during many years of travel across Spain.
So if you are looking for a way to add a bit sparkle into your day ...be my guest, sit comfortably where ever you can...and then let the new storytelling begin!
Hot? or better to say boiling hot? During summer days in Spain's capital Madrid we are exposed to a constant repetition of these two words in the streets. Wherever you go, you cannot hide the summer heat wave soon or later will find you. Sometimes I had the feeling that people (from all over the world) were only talking about the oven like weather, even though I couldn't understand them. But hey!
Now, here is a one tricky for you. Do you know what a traditional and quintessential Spanish drink is? Of course! The answer should be only one...Sangria :) A red wine served with lemonade with a couple of bits of orange, peaches, kiwis and apples floating in it, personally, I think it is the best cooling drink in Spain! Hungry? No worries wherever you move, you are surrounded by typical Spanish bars "tapas" -an appetizer or snack. As I always say it is a place and cuisine which is a real feast for the eyes, palate and soul! I am sure that even the most sophisticated aficionado of refined dishes will find a dish after his heart! Once my old Spanish friend gave me a golden tip: to select the best tapas bar you have to look on the floor...! if you find inside a bar some rubbish ( the napkins etc. ) on a floor, this is a confirmation for you that service, food, drinks and atmosphere is right :)
When I visit a foreign country, I always bear in mind that the flexibility and adaptability are two of the most important attributes to understand culture and respect other people's way of life and their customs. We have to remember that our lifestyles have undergone a complete transformation in the past decade but I believe that once in the blue moon we can be like Christopher Columbus and discover our own New World :-)
See you soon!!