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Wanderlust Update: 6 Fun Facts about Spain for Travel Enthusiasts

Traveling the world is the finest way to learn about people, their ways, and what makes them unique. As far as I’m concerned, everyone is a travel enthusiast; the only thing necessary for you to fall in love with traveling is to experience wanderlust just once.

However, I must warn you that this feeling is addictive and, once you go through this experience, your priorities in life will change and be redirected towards doing your very best to try and visit every single spot on the planet. Perhaps you should start with Spain, because this country will definitely make you feel the butterflies in your stomach – here are some facts just to tickle your imagination.

Names through History

This wonderful country had a really turbulent history and it changed a lot of names; when the inhabitants of North Africa came to this land, they called it Iberia, which translates to “land of rivers”; after the Greeks paid a visit, they decided that this is “the land of the setting sun”; for Carthaginians, this looked like a country of rabbits so they named it “Ispania”; and last but not the least, the Romans came here and they were in need of a name that sounds more Latin, so we got Hispania. Quite an evolution, right?

Respect the Saints

The people here are a real hedonists and this will be obvious to you the minute you get there. You should know that they are very religious; Spaniards respect their holidays very much. Luckily for all visitors that happen to get here, including you, these celebrations include various parties and street festivals and I’m quite positive that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the way they practice religion.

2nd Most Popular

Sure, languages can ranked difficulty, but your capability to learn a new language mostly depends on whether you find its structure familiar at all – and your natural talent of course. The great thing about Spanish is that it’s quite easy to pick up. Most languages in South Europe sound like people are singing them, really. Also, you should know that Spanish is the second most popular language in the whole world, according to the vastness of the population speaking it, and it comes just right after English.

Mind Your Language

Cultural standard very and they get even more surprising the further you are from your home. Now, when I say mind your language, I think the complete opposite – if you’re looking for a fun way to start learning this language, you should start by getting to know Spanish curse words and insults. My experience showed that you can learn a lot about a culture if you explore their nasty words and I’m sure that one of the things that you’ll find Spaniards to be is creative.

Learn from the Best

Being a football enthusiast or not, you will appreciate how passionate Spaniards are when it comes to it and it should come as no wonder because they have one of the best clubs called “Real Madrid” which is located in their capital – Madrid. It’s never too late to learn new things about yourself and you may just have a football fan in you and you just need to discovered this. Therefore, if you have a chance to catch a game, my sincere suggestion is that you should because it will make your adrenalin levels go up like crazy.

Party Time!

If you’re anything like me, and you don’t have a problem traveling half the world for a good party, you have probably heard about Ibiza – the world’s most prestigious party island. If you decide to visit it, you’ll have a chance to listen to the most famous DJs and enjoy some pretty wild parties all day long. And, this is the spot where you can meet many different people from the strangest parts of the world, you might make new friends, or even fall in love.

Sounds quite irresistible, doesn’t it? Well, if you do go to Spain, I’m sure you’ll be able to see all of this and much more – and when you think that you finally saw it all, this mysterious country will find a new way to surprise you.