- 28/08/2017This video is courtesy of marvelous @Maite Barroso Del Cerro. Thank you, Maite!Moros y Cristianos Desfile Cristianos. Villajoyosa. 25 Julio 2017. Parte 2.
- 27/08/2017I came across this beautiful shot of a coastal province in Spain and would appreciate learning a bit more about it -- via the comment section below... @Javier 🐝 beBee @Mamen 🐝 Delgado @Maite Barroso Del Cerro @David 🐝 Martín AlonsoVillajoyosa – Alicante – Spain – SnapEscapesnapescape.com
Comments28/08/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThanks so much for your gracious replies @Maite Barroso Del Cerro and @Maria Merino Oslara. Spain is indeed a beautiful country. I really look forward to touring and visiting all my beBee friends there one day soon (hopefully). Meanwhile, if any bees happen to be visiting the Washington, DC-area please let me know.27/08/2017 #3 Maite Barroso Del CerroHere are some links with beautiful images:
http://www.villajoyosa.com/sites/lavilagastronomica/v1/default.php27/08/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg#1 Many thanks @Maite Barroso Del Cerro for your responsiveness and excellent information, which I appreciate! I had a feeling this province contained a rich cultural history, like all of Spain! Regrets for being too lazy to google this, but I was curious to hear back from authentic Spaniards for a better perspective -- which you have provided. Muchas gracias!27/08/2017 #1 Maite Barroso Del Cerro"Preserved of the tourist excesses, this quiet and colorful town, dedicated to fishing and chocolate, has not lost its traditional village atmosphere. It is famous since the 18th century for its chocolate production and celebrates on its beach spectacular Moorish and Christian festivals".
- Producer08/08/2017How to Plan a Spanish Wine Tour:This one is for all our wine lovers out there! While Spain is known the Gaudi art in Barcelona and the sunny beaches in Ibiza and The Canary Islands, Spanish wineries are often overlooked as a tourist attraction. These wineries, referred to...
- Producer16/07/2017Historia. Batalla Naval de Vallecas https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batalla_naval_de_Vallecaswww.cofradiamarineravk.com ¿Qué es la Batalla Naval de Vallekas? Esa es la pregunta que se hace una persona que oye hablar por primera vez de esta fiesta. Primero deberás saber que es algo...
Comments17/07/2017 #13 Vega 🐝 Gómez HernándezUna gran iniciativa, una noble causa y un montón de gente disfrutando... es una combinación excelente 😉
Además, hoy sólo se está bien a remojo.
@Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar View moreUna gran iniciativa, una noble causa y un montón de gente disfrutando... es una combinación excelente 😉
Además, hoy sólo se está bien a remojo.
@Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar, felicidades 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Close16/07/2017 #10 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar evidentemente lo había oído, pero nunca me lo habían contando. Que interesante. A volar,16/07/2017 #7 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez#4 Colocas la imagen, copias la URL de la pagina a enlazar, vuelves a la imagen pinchas y te sale tamaño, alineación y las cadenas de enlace (hipervinculo) picas y se abre la ventana pegas la URL y listo.
Cuando pinchen en la imagen irán a la pagina/producer/video.
Si luego quieres quitarlo, lo mejor es quitar la imagen y volver a colocarla. Así seguro que se va el enlace.
Respecto a la batalla naval https://youtu.be/qBJtaLtn3Ek16/07/2017 #1 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar@Raúl 🐝 Herrero Acinas, @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez he conseguido insertar el enlace en la palabra. Gracias Sensei por explicarmelo por privado (no lo conseguí en su momento).
Mil gracias Raúl, por explicarmelo in situ, en Salamanca (y por privado).
Proximamente #SalamancaenbeBee, Irene por Salamanca 😉.
- Producer15/07/2017My Pocket Spanish Dictionary Was My Security BlanketI will never forget the moment I arrived in Spain as a teenager. I got off the plane and met my Spanish host family for the first time and they began to greet me speaking in Spanish. It was at that exact moment that I realized that my two years of...
Comments15/07/2017 #11 Harley KingSorry, John, I still do not own my own cell phone. If I need one, I use my wife's. I carry my Kindle everywhere so if I have downtime I pull it out and read. It helped me read over 70 books last year. As for Spanish, I am not very good with languages. I studied Latin in high school, German in college and my wife's native language is Spanish. Still, I know only a few words of Spanish. When I traveled to Mexico, I did pick up some words but I quickly lost them when I returned to the U.S. I have learned that just as English is spoken and written differently in different countries so is Spanish. Cuban Spanish, Venezuelan Spanish and Mexican Spanish are different. Venezuelans speak at a much faster rate than Mexicans. Excellent article, John.
- 29/06/2017Socialism Nightmare: Venezuelans Now Eating Dogs, Cats and Pigeons to Survive At the start of 2014, Venezuela’s GDP stood at $371.34 billion, with nearly half of that coming from oil (it accounts for almost 100% of exports). But after...
- Producer15/03/2017My First Spanish Lesson/Mi Primera Lección en EspañolI know only one word in Spanish: “ole'”. Well, I also understand “vamos” and “jajaja”, thanks to Mamen Delgado. Shocked, I realize these three words are my Spanish vocabulary. Sin esperanza! I am resolved to learn more of the beautiful Spanish...
Comments22/04/2017 #62 Paul Walters@Gert Scholtz ah the gift of tongues. best way to learn is total immersion . Here without the local language one is pretty much confined to speaking with ex pats. Spanish , thats my next one as I KNOW that I am missing out on reading fabulous pieces right here on beBEE21/04/2017 #58 Tausif MundrawalaEarlier I have missed this excellent buzz of yours but today something struck me to read it as soon as possible. Even I want to learn this beautiful language as up till now I took help of Google translate. Even I know certain words like 'Gracias" , 'Hola" and "Buenos Dias". I would try my luck with duolingo and if someone have any suggestions please let me know.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz my friend, @Gert Scholtz17/03/2017 #54 🎭Seth Degyansky♻In teaching with Blended Learning (instructional, peer and electronic) I teach using Google Translate and the Discount Double Check. Much like I used to use bilingual dictionaries by checking the "translations of the translation" or defining new words by looking up their definitions in my "handy" two-volume paperback of the Real Academia Española dictionary, I coach my students to copy & paste a Google Translate translation, word or phrases, and click the double-arrow (language switcheroo button) to see if the output resembles the input. Unfortunately, Google Translate's isn't perfect. Occasionally using it to translate Hungarian, I find little clarity. What I prefer in several instances is Wikipedia. Find an article (wikipedia entry) you find interesting and then click on your language of choice; it's not necessarily a translation, but instead an authentic target language document written about the same topic. Personally, I use it all the time for niche or topic-centric translations; otherwise I use it to lecture on facts as answers to target language questions. In teaching foreign language to young Americans, the main obstacle is maternal language grammar familiarity. So, not only do I teach character education (with undertones from Seneca the Younger's Psychomacchia - the allegorical basis for modern, corporate, psychological personality profiles) through color-coded pronoun & conjugation tables, but also a little extra philosophy to answer -¿ser? o ¿estar? - ¡¡¡Esa es la pregunta!!! ;)
¡¡¡Buena suerte! compa!!17/03/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 ManjitPART 1 of 2
I will only use Google Translate to communicate if it shows me a particular line that I want to highlight but then only highlighted from the original copy. If I copy anything from Google Translated form it will be for the most basic of sayings, so personally I don't think I will ever learn Spanish if I simply rely on Google Translate. Until one talks in Spanish that utilizes a different part of the brain, and most language speaking classes today begin with vocal rather than written language.
Now Gert Scholtz you do have an opportunity to practice spoken Spanish through the InterNations group in Johannesburg
Spaniards in Johannesburg
The only way I will learn Spanish is if I fell madly in love with a Spanish speaker, but that is not something I am contemplating and nor does my wife who has remain steadfast with me for nearly 32 years - so without romantic interest I find it difficult to get my own brain to entertain learning a third language - especially since my brain is not so welcoming of my current near but far from perfect bilingual status.17/03/2017 #51 CityVP 🐝 ManjitPART 2 of 2
These Spanish people who have moved and now live in Johannesburg. Furthermore when or if you make contact with this group, it is a great way of spreading the beBee message at the local level and then it is up to people at beBee in Madrid if partnering with this group has global opportunities.
This expat network has communities in 390 cities and a membership of 2.6 million. Interesting also is their guiding principles https://www.internations.org/team/guiding-principles/ and when I read principles that tells me at level the organizations thinking rests and with InterNations guiding principles it is clear to me that great thought has been applied.
Finally, learning a language is totally different from thinking a language. I find language learning very difficult, and am not even that proficient with my mother tongue and that is because even when I speak Punjabi, I think in English. The challenge is to speak Spanish and think in Spanish too. I wish you well on this adventure - best of all it, your quest brings beBee back to it's roots - and that is usually where the power exists, so kudos to you Gert for wanting to embark on this learning journey17/03/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz#45 @Helena Jansen van Vuuren As you would know, in South Africa there is virtually no Spanish heard. On video's and podcasts it does have is a rich and expressive sounding language. Thanks for your comments. / Como ustedes saben, en Sudáfrica prácticamente no se escucha ningún español. En videos y podcasts tiene un lenguaje de sonidos rico y expresivo. Gracias por tus comentarios16/03/2017 #45 AnonymousSpanish is great - love that you can get your whole mouth round the words - Spain was part of my sales territory so did Spanish business course - although can't remember much - that is an age thing and nothing to do with my tutor - but quite a few differences to how the Columbians speak but my customers in Spain were great and sommer spoke Engels.....16/03/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz#34 @Emilia M. Ludovino Thank you madam Ludovino. I shall listen to more Spanish podcasts as you recommend. I can't help but wonder how Spanish sounds spoken with a Dutch accent :) / Gracias señora Ludovino. Voy a escuchar más podcasts españoles como usted recomienda. No puedo dejar de preguntarme cómo sonidos españoles se habla con un acento holandés :)
- 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 beBee
- 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...
Comments07/08/2017 #65 Paul Walters@Javier 🐝 beBee Having spent time in Barcelona last month I note that tourists seem to outnumber locals! There is a growing outcry in cities such as Venice, Rome Barcelona and some of the southern Spanish cities that the number of tourists have become too many...perhaps they are right!!08/04/2017 #61 Pedro 🐝 Casanova#60 @javierbebee The J sound? ...go to las Palmas de GC...and try to understand the way they pronounce the "CH" ....like a "Y"
Still smiling when remembering a friend of mine from Las Palmas telling me how he bought a cuyiyo ( cuchillo ) when he was living in the floor " oyo " .
Some day you should write one of those post about the differents ways we pronounce the words in the diferents spanish cities.
We gonna make you Spanish Culture Bee Ambassador13/10/2016 #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 :))
- 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 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessGracias, 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 @Catalina "Cat" Gálvez Urrutia, 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.