Spain has a vast cultural and traditional history besides Barcelona and Real Madrid fan club due to which its tourism has been on the roll for long. From Flamenco to Tango, San Fermin to La Tomatina Festival, their carnivals and fiestas are exuberant and never-ending! Their Tortilla Espaniolas, Gazpachos and Pistos are one of the few exquisite items from their extensive food book.
San Fermin (Running of the Bulls), Pamplona
La Tomatina, Bunol
Flamenco Dancer, Andalusia, Southern Spain
Dont forget to listen to La Malaguena
But there is one other highlight which adds to its credibility and that is Spain’s higher education system which has attracted many students from all over the globe in recent times. Every year, thousands of students go to Spain to live their dream of studying in high prestige universities. Regardless of how many students fancy fulfilling their dreams, there are many things one needs to keep in mind while moving to Spain for education.
So if you’ve planned to study in Spain you must look at our list of important must-haves that you should be in Spain without:
Maps never go out of use. Essentially, using maps while being in a country for the first time is important, especially when you are in Spain – a country loaded with divine places. So when you find time from your studies, pack your bags with the city wise map or guide of the place you’re at. Most of us walk around with a smartphone so make use of it for the e-maps you get in the inbuilt apps of your phone and instantly access routes from them. Make sure to keep the app working at all times, you keep a 3G or 4G internet pack active on your phone as you’ll hardly be able to get WiFi when you’re on the go.
Travelling and home-sickness go side by side. You can make use of the Dialer Apps on your smartphones which enable you to make free calls internationally. These apps are pretty easy to download from your GOOGLE PLAY STORE for your Android phone, APP STORE for your iPhone or BLACKBERRY WORLD for your Blackberry device and easier to use. All you need is an active WiFi, 3G or 4G access and you’ll be able to make long hour calls to your friends and family without paying a dime!
Using public transport is much better and less expensive than using rented cars and taxis. Spain has an excellent public transportation by offering buses and tubes. Using them to cover the distance will not only save your money, but will also allow you to see new places through these routes. Like many, you can also adopt the habit of walking to explore Spanish culture and heritage.
Food is one of the most expensive items anywhere in the world. Instead of going out every other day, search your nearest grocery store on your handy smartphones and cook meals in your kitchen, Spanish style!
Also, share your traditional dishes with friends and save money while creating memories.
Language barrier is quite prominent in Spain. With a Spanish speaking country on the majority who has other locale dialects as well, it’s quite easy to get misunderstood. However, if you can learn the basic Spanish before coming to Spain, that would be swell! But in case you aren’t able to, keep a translator with you at all times to ease the friction. You can download the Spanish translation apps for your smartphones and Desktop PC.
Going to a place like Spain for education is no less than a dream come true. Utilizing the opportunity in the best possible way is what every student should do.
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