A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972 »

1 Feb, 2024
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"Madrid’s system of transportation has to be the best in Europe and the most varied because Spanish society has placed a heavy burden on it. That burden is the custom of the siesta which means that, unlike Paris or London, there are four rush hours in the nation's capital instead of two."

WHY FUN-LOVING SPAIN NEEDS DIGITAL DETOX

WHY FUN-LOVING SPAIN NEEDS DIGITAL DETOX »

8 Aug, 2022
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75% of Spaniards stay connected with their work outside working hours. Moreover, while one would presume that inherent to the right to a vacation is the tuning out of one’s daily cares, especially work-related ones, this is not the whole truth. In summer, when vacation fun is the top priority, there are that 25% of the Spanish workforce who simply can't and won’t ignore intrusive emails and corporate calls.

LA SIESTA BRAVA: HOW NOT TO BEAT THE SPANIARDS IN THE ENDEAVOR

LA SIESTA BRAVA: HOW NOT TO BEAT THE SPANIARDS IN THE ENDEAVOR »

14 Oct, 2021
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No Spaniard feels guilty about taking a snooze. You’ll see many a parked car from which a lone sleeper dangles out his feet. They nod in the subways, in the parks, in lobbies and stairways. Not only are they guilt-free, they don’t even worry about getting mugged. Perhaps there’s a built-in respect on the part of a Spaniard mugger toward a restful would-be victim. The mugger would probably feel guilty!

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE SPANISH SIESTA?

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE SPANISH SIESTA? »

6 Mar, 2016
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The siesta, like the fiesta, is too deeply embedded in the Spanish psyche. But how about the hectic lifestyle that the Spaniards have had to embrace, reluctantly, these recent yeas and which leaves very little rooml for the midday nap?