The irrepressible tendency of citizens to risk a bit of their hard earned cash in the hope of gaining a sizeable piece of real estate in the Milky Way has been turned to good advantage. In the form of National Lotteries it provides the only form of taxation where the tax payers queue up to contribute their share of the National Expenditure and get quite a thrill out of doing so.
Thirty-two years ago, this lovely article was published in Guidepost. Age hasn't dimmed its vividness. And Spain at Christmas, as the writer described it, still is very much the same despite Santa Claus, the Christmas trees and the Christmas lights which, on the other hand, are welcome imports. FELIZ NAVIDAD everyone!
AFTER WINNING THE KARATE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPAIN IS NOW EYEING OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL VIA SANDRA SANCHEZ »
What’s making Spain so excited is the vision of an Olympic gold medal less than two years from now. Spain thinks Sandra Sanchez’s winning the Karate World Championship this year will make Spain’s winning the Olympi gold that much surer, what with morale running high and the skill that the Spanish karateka keeps on piling up over time
It’s the run-up week to Black Friday and some brands aren’t waiting till the Day is here at last. For these early birds, it’s actually BLACK FRIDAY WEEK, starting on the 19th of November this 2018. Others aren’t content with a paltry week. Black Friday is the THE WHOLE MONTH OF NOVEMBER affair! Whatever the date and the period, keep your eyes peeled for exciting bargains!
The lion who’s missing a joystick at the Congress of the Deputies, known popularly as Daoiz, is Atalanta really and she has no business sporting a manly member!
Would Pablo Isla of the global fashion giant Inditex be Best Performing CEO in the world if his company weren’t eco-friendly? Surely not! Performance on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues makes up 20% of a CEO's overall score per Harvard Business Review. It's about "CEO activism", crucial in Isla's achievement of the title of the world's Best CEO in 2017 and 2018
If this is the first you are hearing of the Festival de Cine de Madrid, then you have already missed it. But for cinephiles and casual movie-goers alike, last week (23 October 2018) marked the end of a two-week-long indulgence into the colorful world of emerging independent cinema in Spain and from around the world. In a culmination of international and Spanish films, the Festival allows the adventurous moviegoer to explore titles beyond the realm of the oversaturated slate of Hollywood produced films and discover cinema that would otherwise fly below the radar.
It would have been the biggest synthetic drug laboratory in Spain!
Spain is gearing up for the festivity that is somewhat confusing. It’s a feast that’s celebrated in a very personal way. A special day for communing with the deceased relatives, telling them they haven't been forgotten. But wait a minute, what they're actually celebrating is All Souls Day which in Spanish is Dia de los Muertos, i.e., Day of the Dead, and, strictly speaking, it falls on 2 November! People celebrate ALL SOULS DAY on 1 November which is ALL SAINTS DAY. So there's a bit of confusion here. . .
Sure, Spain is known for all that sun. Summer weather persists all year round in places like the Canary Islands. But Spain is actually a land of contrasts and a country blessed with almost every imaginable natural and cultural treasures. Never mind the Spaniards' alegría de vivir!