I wanted to share some of the things I noticed/ have been pointed out to me about Spanish culture in general, but also here in Logroño. Here’s the list to read and enjoy:
1. Kids go to bars, regularly, with their parents. It’s common to see the adults drinking wine and eating pinchos with their kids nearby, in strollers or on their laps.
2. Skinny jeans with New Balances are still popular in Spanish fashion, especially for the men.
3. Platforms are the alternative to stilettos for going out and yes I have already bought a pair that I love dearly.
4. The crosswalks are in the middle of street instead of the corners.
5. Pinchos is northern Spain’s version of tapas.
6. The garbage cans are color coded. For instance, trash (residuos) is green, blue is for paper (papel), and containers/recyclables (envases) are yellow.
7. Wine was already cheap in Spain, but even cheaper in La Rioja, Wine Country. You can get a nice glass for as little as 80 cents depending on the bar, but normally no more than 3 euros a glass.
8. Spaniards will dress for the season, not the weather. It was 77 degrees the first day of fall and they were wearing scarves and jackets like it was mid-fall, early-winter.