Many French say that Africa begins south of the Pyrenees and indeed the influence of the Moors is widespread. Spain is at the crossroads of Africa, Europe and the Americas and is made up of several diverse regions, each with its often very distinct dialect, architecture, cuisine and culture.
On this trip, by visiting Madrid and Barcelona we will be exposed to many of those differences because the two cities are often considered rivals and opposites. However, if I can generalise, in many ways, I consider the Spanish to be quite like the Irish. Being positive, lively, and outgoing are common characteristics. They are mostly warm and receptive to strangers and appreciate interaction and relationships. They especially enjoy a party!
We will spend 3 nights in Madrid, 4 in Barcelona and the focus will be on things Spanish - but I will also be entertaining on a few evenings at our hotels. There are several tours and meals organized and we are sure the group can generate the same camaraderie and craic we enjoyed on our recent trip to Ireland.