- 27/01/201711 reasons to be happy you live in Spain. Would you add another one?Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spainbit.ly January 16th is Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year. But there are many reasons to be happy if you're living in...
- Producer14/01/2017Valencia Exhibitions: January 2017 Round-upOver the Christmas and New Year period I visited my home town of Valencia, in Eastern Spain. The city has a vibrant (if undermarketed) visual arts scene which is becoming more and more popular with visitors and locals alike. As I tend to do when...
- 06/01/2017WOW, something for folks to try in Spain???Twelve adrenaline-fuelled adventures for thrill-seekers in Spain in 2017www.thelocal.es Whether you like your thrills in the air, sea or with your feet firmly planted on the ground, Spain has a lot to offer if you're into extreme sports. The Local takes a look at the best options for adrenaline junkies in...
- 02/01/2017Un vídeo muy divertido sobre geografía española. @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín y @Monica Macho Sanchez guardarlo para Öscar.Spain/Spain Regions/Country of Spain Learn about the Country of Spain and it's 17 Autonomous Regions and 2 Autonomous Cities with this fun educational music video for kids and adults. Brought...
- Producer20/11/2016Spanish have highest healthy life expectancy in EuropeSpain also beat Australia, Canada, Norway and US, according to global report published in the LancetWe may be out of work and struggling with financial issues, but the Spanish have the highest healthy life expectancy in Europe – and beat Australia,...
Comments20/11/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsOh, and by the way; if it was in the budget right now, I would move to Spain so fast it would shock everyone I know and not just because of our recent political race results. I have friends there and it is how they talk about the Spanish life and culture that put me in that frame of mind.20/11/2016 #10 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSo I guess this lemon bar from a local bakery I'm eating right now is off limits...Sad!
However, our household has been transitioning to a more Mediterranean diet. Question @Javier 🐝 beBee; you wrote recently about the time difference between Spain and the rest of Europe, do you think if they suddenly changed the time it would impact how and when the Spanish eat? Consider this, right now your largest meal is lunch and since you eat a later dinner you go light. If you switched the time, could this change as you become more aligned with the rest of Europe?20/11/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciNow that I responded to @Ken Boddie's comment I can return with a straight face to @Javier 🐝 beBee's buzz. Thank you for the buzz Javier. It is truly a life changing experience to turn to the Mediterranean diet. From first hand experience, I highly recommend it. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy life!20/11/2016 #5 Ken BoddieI appear to be following your above healthy list of food, Javier.
Whole meal bread, pasta and rice - ✔️.
Lots of fruit and vegetables - ✔️.
Just love fish - ✔️.
Don't eat much meat - ✔️.
Now, these days, where can I find a virgin, with whom I may eat my salad and olive oil? 😟
- Producer29/10/2016Spain is out of time / España está desfasadaEnglish and Spanish below. En inglés y en español abajo.Marathon working days; late lunches and dinners compared to the rest of Europe; less time for personal life, rest and recreation; family-work imbalances... these longstanding aspects of Spanish...
Comments30/10/2016 #28 Ken BoddieNot sure, Javier, that a wind-back of the clock will necessarily result in the changes you are wishing for. I have worked in many countries and under many time zones and have been subjected to 'daylight savings' (moving the clock forward in summer and backward in winter), or not, as the case may be at the time. People get used to having to rise in time for getting to work, whether that means waking before daylight or after, and similarly get used to going home while it is still daylight or in the dark. For indoor workers I believe it has little impact, since most work in false light and many work without windows nearby. The main affect appears to be on farmers who have to work to the sun-oriented clock of their animals, assuming they are in a paddock and not in an indoor batch arrangement.
I believe that one of the main impacts on production is when your time zone differs by one or two hours from another region, country or state, when there is reliance on lengthy daily interaction between your base and the other time zone location. But when there is an extreme difference in time zones between interacting locations (say 12 hours), then work can be passed between locations and virtually kept rolling forward on a 24 hour basis, i.e. when one location finishes work, the other starts, thus resulting in double the efficiency over a period of weeks and months.
Efficiency depends primarily upon doing the optimum amount of work within the hours available and in practicing good task and time management. After all, how much interaction, on a daily basis, do Spanish businesses have with companies in Portugal, UK and Ireland, compared to Germany?29/10/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianYes, that is one of the most bizarre decisions ever made by a national leader. Look on the bright side, Javier.
What if Franco aligned Spanish clocks with Japan?!!
I am not one to mess with another country's decisions. I even stayed out of the "Man who Wears Dead Squirrel on Head" vs "Evil Devil Lady" discussions. No one can possibly be as bad or as good as their followers and detractors say. I'll leave it to the American people to decide.
This time zone thing is overdue for change
- Producer04/10/2016Let Me Take You Down To AlmeríaLet Me Take You Down ToAlmería (Spain) Why?Because John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever in this southeastern city of Spain. He got inspiration for the song in 1966, during the six weeks he spent filming How I won the war. Furthermore, John...
Comments06/10/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht#19 @Paul Walters I agree; I know I "bring some baggage" on this issue (having watched him die from a distance of 40-50 yards, blood on me --cop shoving me out of his crime scene, etc.)...this is a BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!; I'm still having trouble getting my self able to function without thoughts of John Lennon...thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee it's good to be emotional about something like this04/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht#14 @Javier 🐝 beBee thank you for sharing the beautiful story about John Lennon in Spain...he was a hero of mine and there is nothing I can do to "unwittness" his death; it gets sadder and more difficult with time; I hope that you know I am grateful for that piece; I miss him in the world; I was 19 --I wasn't ready for anything like that...I don't feel well04/10/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherRemoved my last comment, typo! I still find it so sad that John Lennon was killed, he had so much more to offer. Very interesting article about Lennon and Spain. When my granddaughter is old enough to have a 'lollipop,' I will tell her it's a Chupa Chups, and she will have to ask, "what is that?" I can say, it's lollipop in Spanish. She will be learning Japanese from her Grandma who is from Okinowa, her baachan. Thanks for sharing this @Javier beBee04/10/2016 #8 Norton FinanceDo you need a personal or business loan without stress and quick approval?
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- Producer02/10/2016Spain & Tourism By 2015 Spain was the third most visited country in the world, recording 68.1 million tourists which marked the third consecutive year of record-beating numbers.If you consider population and size of the top three most visited countries (France, US...
Comments13/10/2016 #52 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI want to visit Seville! My son and husband went to the Canary Islands, over to Tenerife and golfed. On the way back they had a layover in Scotland and my husbands luggage was lost. We never got re-imbursed and they never found it. They had fun though and wow- the photos were astounding. After seeing this again, Wow- so many beautiful places to visit in Spain @Javier 🐝 beBee, I think I would need 3 weeks to take all that I'd want to see :))08/10/2016 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#46 Each day I become even more excited when I log on @Javier 🐝 beBee, I didn't know that would be possible!! I'm going up to a friend's home in the next week to do a live buzz of her horse farm (it's very large) and she has an acre of blueberries she grows we are going to video too. It's beautiful where she lives and it's only 15 minutes from me but about 6 miles up the hill, the Alleghenies are at her backdoor!
- 14/09/2016Woohoo! My tweet is the top tweet on #SEC2SV. That's the hashtag being used at the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley event that beBee founders @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee are attending this week. Feel free to retweet (just click below) and use #SEC2SV in your own tweets to help keep beBee trending at this very prestigious event!John White on Twittertwitter.com “#beBee is disrupting #socialmedia. Nobody said it would be easy! #SEC2SV https://t.co/3xDQtR0DDU @StartUpEU...
Comments15/09/2016 #15 Anonymous@Dean Owen, 2000+ Impressions for this particular tweet (see link below) after a great promotion by beBee Twitter channels. The "Butterfly Effects" of multiple strategic Tweets with hashtags featured n all the right places across multiple social networks and media. cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @John White, MBA and @David B. Grinberg (one of the Twitter marketing king).
- Producer11/06/2016The Tales of Juan Blanco - The BeginningBefore Juan Blanco, there was only John WhiteThe year was 1993, and I was 17. I was on my way to Spain for the first time as an exchange student in a summer program to the north of Spain. There were 20 other American teenagers going. We lived with...
Comments03/10/2016 #42 Ken BoddieThese "I remember the day" gems are the posts that I find most interesting, John. Thanks for opening the door on Juan Blanco and letting your fellow bees see your persona at least partly unveiled. So when are you going back to Spain? As one who has 27 years on you, may I caution you to take care that "one day soon" doesn't become "wish I had when I could have" or "too late now"! 🤗07/08/2016 #39 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGlad I found this on twitter @John White, MBA (Juan). Okay, now I understand how you got your name.. so cool! What an experience. I would have been scared 'shirtless,' no- not literally shirtless LOL! So, I think it's awesome that you went against your teenage judgment and did it! Your host family sounds like they were really awesome. I bet that Tortilla soup was the best! Do you still remember your Spanish fairly well? I only know a few words in Spanish. It's events like this that can shape our life experiences and broaden our mindset! Thanks for sharing.04/08/2016 #38 Susan RooksGracias, Juan Blanco (@John White, MBA)! What a wonderful story, and one that I lived from the other side, having had six exchange students over several years back in the '80s.
What I missed, of course, was the narrative of someone from America who was an exchange student! And your story is delightful, full of fun details, and a joy to read.
Thanks so much!15/06/2016 #32 Ana María Fernández SorianoI find it is a charming buzz , @John White, MBA. :) Like @NO one, I am sure that beBee bees will be with open arms for your next visit. If your life changed forever after that first visit to Spain, maybe your life will change again and become even better when you repeat the visit. ;)15/06/2016 #30 Andrew BooksJuan Blanco...such a great alias for so many purposes. Except I get this image of some dude in shorts, sunglasses, drinking a beer and cavorting around the pool...maybe even doing the limbo or calypso. Not to far off the mark, I guess...:)
Best to you, @John White, MBA. Always good to read your material.15/06/2016 #27 Flavia Toro Rodriguez#25 If he was from Santander, I think that the correct spelling could be "Lecubarri", because is a little common last name in the north of Spain. In spanish there are very few words with double "c", and usually they are followed by "ión", like in "accíón", "traducción", etc15/06/2016 #25 Aaron SkogenGreat post @John White, MBA! My freshman year in college (1992) was spent rooming with a young man from Santander, Eduardo Leccubari (last name spelling questionable). I have been trying to find him for the few years, without any luck. My bride was born in Madrid, Spanish tortilla is a staple in our house and paella was adopted as our customary holiday dish.
Travel is enlightenment. I'm glad you found it at such a young age!
Gran historia Juan Blanco!