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  1. ProducerIrene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Historia. Batalla Naval de Vallecas
    Historia. 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...


    Adela Garcia
    16/07/2017 #11 Adela Garcia
    Ohhhhh!!! Una batalla naval en tierra firme!!!! Total desconocimiento por mi parte de la existencia de este evento!!! @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar, gracias por ilustrarme.
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    16/07/2017 #10 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar evidentemente lo había oído, pero nunca me lo habían contando. Que interesante. A volar,
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    16/07/2017 #9 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Gracias por compartir @Sergio Weinfuter
    Raúl 🐝 Herrero Acinas
    16/07/2017 #8 Raúl 🐝 Herrero Acinas
    #1 de nada @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar, para eso estamos, buen producer y a mostrarnos más el trabajo de tu hermano, es interesante.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    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/qBJtaLtn3Ek
    Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    16/07/2017 #5 Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    Que interesante @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar, no conocía la Batalla Naval de Vallecas, gracias por informarnos a través de este gran producer tan bien documentado. Enhorabuena, quien la sigue la consigue.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    16/07/2017 #4 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #3 😱 explicotea, soy toda ojos.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    16/07/2017 #3 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    #1 Pues también lo puedes hacer con una imagen. ;-))
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    16/07/2017 #2 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    @Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis, lo he conseguido, aunque solo he utilizado una palabra.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    16/07/2017 #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 😉.
  2. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    My Pocket Spanish Dictionary Was My Security Blanket
    My 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...


    Harley King
    15/07/2017 #11 Harley King
    Sorry, 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.
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/07/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    When you get to a certain age you don't go anywhere without your glasses. At least they make them now without that line through the middle!
    Brian McKenzie
    15/07/2017 #9 Brian McKenzie
    State side - Ruger SP101 - 5 shot .38, .38, .38, .38, .& .357
    Overseas - whatever Makarov, Tokarev or Kalashnikov I can get my hands on.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    15/07/2017 #8 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    el movil y beBee 😉.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/07/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg
    haha...I SO understand and empathize; could've sworn I spoke Spanish!
    My security blanket would most likely be my head. i try not to leave home without it (it has been known....). Great fun!
    Carlton Williams
    15/07/2017 #6 Carlton Williams
    Very funny! Lol
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/07/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #4 @John White, MBA. "en pelotas" 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂
    John White, MBA
    15/07/2017 #4 John White, MBA
    #1 Sin el movil me siento desnudo. 🤣🤣
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    15/07/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Funny--when I read that you had two years of Spanish I immediately transformed my two into four. Must of have just felt like that long. I often say I learned more about English than Spanish during those years.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/07/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Muy bueno, Juan! ✌️️🤓🌍 🇪🇸
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/07/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    LOL me too ! I can't leave home without my phone.
  3. Lyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    Socialism Nightmare: Venezuelans Now Eating Dogs, Cats and Pigeons to Survive
    Socialism 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...
  4. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    My First Spanish Lesson/Mi Primera Lección en Español
    My 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...


    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #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 beBEE
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/04/2017 #61 Tausif Mundrawala
    #60 Let me first learn Spanish. My goodness thanks for your confidence on me. I would say very soon.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/04/2017 #60 Gert Scholtz
    @Tausif Mundrawala Thanks for sharing Tausif. As to suggestions, if you look at the comment thread there are many that can help you and I. So, when do we see your first Spanish poem? Ole!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/04/2017 #58 Tausif Mundrawala
    Earlier 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 Scholtz
    🎭Seth Degyansky♻
    18/03/2017 #57 🎭Seth Degyansky♻
    #56 el gusto es mío
    ¡Hasta pronto!
    My pleasure
    Gert Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #56 Gert Scholtz
    #54 That is a great method you are showing me Seth. Thank you for the tips - I appreciate your extensive reply. / Ese es un gran método que me estás mostrando a Seth. Gracias por los consejos - Aprecio su extensa respuesta.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #55 Gert Scholtz
    #53 Thank you Cristina, I appreciate your offer. My English is actually not that great but I will try my best. / Gracias Cristina, agradezco su oferta. Mi inglés no es realmente grande pero intentaré mi mejor.
    🎭Seth Degyansky♻
    17/03/2017 #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!!
    Cristina Ballester
    17/03/2017 #53 Cristina Ballester
    google translate no es muy buena opción. Si necesitas ayuda, por aquí estoy. A cambio I need improve my english! 😋
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/03/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    PART 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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/03/2017 #51 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    PART 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 journey
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    17/03/2017 #50 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #49 its a great app have been using it for a while for Esperanto :)
    Maria Olivia Confesor
    17/03/2017 #49 Maria Olivia Confesor
    Try this app called Duolingo. It's very handy. Busuu is helpful too as you can ask someone to correct your sentences for you. Have fun learning!
    Gert Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    Thank you to all that have commented and given valuable advice. I have commenced my Spanish learning: ¡Olé! / Gracias a todos los que han comentado y dado consejos valiosos. He comenzado mi aprendizaje de español: ¡Olé!
    Gert Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #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 comentarios
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    16/03/2017 #46 Susan 🐝 Botello
    I grew up in Spain and love to speak it when I get the chance. ¡Olé!
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    16/03/2017 #45 Anonymous
    Spanish 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.....
    Gert Scholtz
    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 :)
    Gert Scholtz
    16/03/2017 #42 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Thank you senor Boddie. Perhaps soon we shall see google translate Spanish becoming a beBee dialect! / Gracias señor Boddie. Tal vez pronto vamos a ver google transalte español convertirse en un dialecto beBee!
    Ken Boddie
    16/03/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    #27 Reminds me also, @Dean Owen, of Latin under duress, and of the Roman ristorante, where .....
    Caesar adsum jam forte
    Brutus aderat
    Caesar sic in omnibus
    Brutus sic in at. 😂
  5. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    11 reasons to be happy you live in Spain. Would you add another one?
    Lucía Nicolás
    Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain
    bit.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...
  6. ProducerMiguel Sopena

    Miguel Sopena

    Valencia Exhibitions: January 2017 Round-up
    Valencia 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...


    Miguel Sopena
    16/01/2017 #4 Miguel Sopena
    #1 Muchas gracias, Julio! Me ha gustado mucho tu articulo, estupendo video. Saludos.
    Miguel Sopena
    16/01/2017 #3 Miguel Sopena
    #2 No problem at all, glad you liked it!
    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    I love Valencia but had no idea the visual art scene was so rich! Maybe I concentrate too much on the food! Thanks for this excellent article.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    15/01/2017 #1 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Buenas noches @Miguel Sopena acabo de compartir un articulo sobre Pinazo, Mis primeros años los viví donde ahora esta la ampliación del museo.
    Gran articulo.
  7. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    WOW, something for folks to try in Spain???
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Twelve adrenaline-fuelled adventures for thrill-seekers in Spain in 2017
    www.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...


  8. Yolanda Álvarez San Martín
    Un vídeo muy divertido sobre geografía española. @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín y @Monica Macho Sanchez guardarlo para Öscar.
    Spain/Spain Regions/Country of Spain
    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...


    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    02/01/2017 #3 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #2 La verdad es que sí.
    Jorge Lázaro Molina
    02/01/2017 #2 Jorge Lázaro Molina
    ¿es el nuevo viral? Es muy pegadiza!
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    02/01/2017 #1 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Gracias Yoli ;)
  9. Itziar Ruiz López
    Al fin encontré mi pueblo.
    Finally I found my own town
    Itziar Ruiz López


    Itziar Ruiz López
    10/12/2016 #11 Itziar Ruiz López
    #10 hahahaha thank you!!! Iwill be mayor
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    10/12/2016 #10 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Itziar Ruiz López, you should be mayor; I would vote for you, if I lived there. ;-)
    Itziar Ruiz López
    10/12/2016 #9 Itziar Ruiz López
    #6 jajajajajajaja entonces daré las gracias!!! Esto es un auténtica preciosidad....no me cansaría nunca de pasear al lado de la Concha
    Itziar Ruiz López
    10/12/2016 #8 Itziar Ruiz López
    #3 vaya tiempazo me está haciendo...subiré más fotitos luego de Zumaia, pero esta era obligatoria jajajaa
    Aitor 🐝 Díez Fernández
    10/12/2016 #7 Aitor 🐝 Díez Fernández
    #5 Cientos de planes en Gipuzkoa: https://www.tripadvisor.es/Attractions-g1835309-Activities-Province_of_Guipuzcoa_Basque_Country.html
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/12/2016 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Itziar Ruiz López que conste que tu nombre ayudó a que estés con nosotroa ;)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/12/2016 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #3 @Aitor 🐝 Díez Fernández Gipuzkoa es una joya. Hay algo feo ???
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/12/2016 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    😂😂😂😂😂 una madrileña con nombre vasco
    Aitor 🐝 Díez Fernández
    10/12/2016 #3 Aitor 🐝 Díez Fernández
    Je, je, je. Menudo día tan bueno que te salió. Pueblo pequeñito pero precioso y con muy buenas vistas.
    Dean Owen
    10/12/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Steal this sign! 😆
    Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    10/12/2016 #1 Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    And it's BEEautiful. Buzzilla approves.
  10. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Spanish have highest healthy life expectancy in Europe
    Spanish 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,...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/03/2017 #14 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Jianlan Li
    21/11/2016 #13 Jianlan Li
    So great! I like, if locate plant it is better. Orange my younger brother often went to pick in the former place.You can eat all the time for free, then order, haha
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2016 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #5 Wow, Ken Boddie is feeling spunky. Keep up the good work Ken. 😂😂😂😂 Laughing is also good for us along with that yummy Mediterranean-style food. From what I have observed, Spain would be a beautiful place to live.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    20/11/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Oh, 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.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    20/11/2016 #10 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So 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?
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Now 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!
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Were you able to hear my groan all the way across the Atlantic @Ken Boddie? Actually your comment brought a smile to my face, thanks! I have only one more thing to say, "Live long and prosper" Ken.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/11/2016 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #5 @Ken Boddie you are in trouble ! LOL 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Ken Boddie
    20/11/2016 #5 Ken Boddie
    I 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? 😟
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/11/2016 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    You can make your diet more Mediterranean-style by:

    -eating plenty of starchy foods, such as bread and pasta
    -eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
    -eating fish is key
    -eating less meat
    -Salads with virgin olive oil
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/11/2016 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #1 @Irene Hackett yes. That is very important. Families care a lot for ailing relatives. But the secret is a diet largely based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, cereal grains, olive oil and fish and few meat.
  11. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Spain is out of time / España está desfasada
    Spain 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...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/12/2016 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    One of the most outstanding qualities of Spain is producing minds like yours @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz and the dedicated team of beBee. Not to forget your lovely olive oil. Have a great weekend.
    Froilán Pérez
    31/10/2016 #36 Froilán Pérez
    Una de las propuestas de C's. A ver si metiendo caña, el gobierno del PP acepta someterla a votación.
    Jose de las Casas
    31/10/2016 #35 Jose de las Casas
    Una imagen dice más que mil palabras! A que esperamos?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/10/2016 #34 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #30 @Ken Boddie you are right. Only a change of time do not solve the issues :-)
    Ben Pinto
    31/10/2016 #33 Ben Pinto
    Fantastic image of Western Europe.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/10/2016 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    The next time around, instead of waiting foe the political bigwigs to do something about it (which they may not really be inclined to do for whatever reasons - policy or pressure from lobbies), the people should vote only for those who promise to do it ;)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/10/2016 #31 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Is Spain ready for some dramatic change to bring in more liveliness, enjoyment and recreation?
    Ken Boddie
    31/10/2016 #30 Ken Boddie
    You may be correct in theory, Javier, about 'solar time', but I was merely responding to your 'boost productivity' and 'work rhythm' argument.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/10/2016 #29 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #28 @Ken Boddie Spain is the only european country don't have the right corresponding time to the solar time. It is a question of doing things right from the beginning. It is simple ! Without talking about if it is good or not for business....
    Ken Boddie
    30/10/2016 #28 Ken Boddie
    Not 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?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/10/2016 #27 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #24 @Paul Walters , haha I am like you. I don' t mind what time it is. The problem is that society obliges the times... at least they should be right with solar time.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/10/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Interesting @Javier 🐝 beBee, I had no idea about the time zone in Spain and it's history. I agree, it's time for change. The sun plays a large role on how we conduct our days. I hope your politicians are finally listening!
    Cèlia Hil
    30/10/2016 #25 Cèlia Hil
    Curiosos datos ;-)
    Paul Walters
    30/10/2016 #24 Paul Walters
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Is it just me ? I never know what time it is.
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    29/10/2016 #23 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Interesantísima información, lo mismo que el tema del cambio horario, dónde está comprobado que el ahorro energético es prácticamente nulo, por no decir nulo. Y la consecuencias que nos trae, sobre todo a niños y personas mayores son muy nefastos.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    29/10/2016 #21 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #12 @Irene Hackett yes. Spanish culture is very rich. Have a look at this , probably you will enjoy it :) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    29/10/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Yes, 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
    David B. Grinberg
    29/10/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Interesting points, Javier. Coincidentally, we're approaching the end of Daylight Saving Time in the USA -- and elsewhere worldwide. But that's for another blog post (coming soon by yours truly). Buzzing onward and upward...
    Jena Ball
    29/10/2016 #18 Jena Ball
    Have to say Javier, this is how most Americans live too :-) I attribute it to our workaholic natures rather than the clock, but....:-)
    Angel Coca
    29/10/2016 #17 Anonymous
    Y que lo digas Javier, realmente tendríamos que tener el mismo horario de Inglaterra.
  12. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Let Me Take You Down To Almería
    Let 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...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/11/2016 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I have this song playing right now.. had to!
    Cepee Tabibian
    10/10/2016 #27 Cepee Tabibian
    Well who knew?!
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @Dean Owen He was my hero... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/why-i-hate-to-write
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/10/2016 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 @Gerald Hecht, wow, you were close, that had to be traumatizing! I was going to ask what @Dean Owen did.. did you know him?
    Dean Owen
    06/10/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #22 Wow @Gerald Hecht, did you know who he was or were you just passing by? I discovered John Lennon the day he died and in the following weeks when Woman,Imagine and Starting Over topped the UK charts.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #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 this
    Henri Galvão
    05/10/2016 #20 Henri Galvão
    So many great things in the same text: Lennon, Leone, lollypops... But I'd like to say I'm particularly happy that you mentioned the Spanish Beatles page. This website was my favorite reference when I began listening to the Beatles a lot in my teenage years
    Paul Walters
    05/10/2016 #19 Paul Walters
    @Javier 🐝 beBee As an avid and tragic Beatles fan this was a delight to read...thank you. By the way do you moonlight for the Spanish Tourist Board ?
    Brian McKenzie
    05/10/2016 #18 Brian McKenzie
    War has nearly always been a staged show - certainly having the invention of the camera only made that masquarade more accessible
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #17 Gerald Hecht
    A beautiful piece on John Lennon's time in Almeria.. filming "How I Won the War" in 1966.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #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 well
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/10/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 Thank you! That will keep me busy for a while!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/10/2016 #14 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #13 @Renée 🐝 Cormier here you are more about Spain :-) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/10/2016 #13 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Such a nice story! Thank you for sharing. You keep making me want to visit Spain more and more!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/10/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Removed 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
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    04/10/2016 #9 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    Great artist Lennon....and beautiful land Almería, the land of cinema in Spain ...!!! Thanks Javier for this tribute !!!
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    💔 because https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/why-i-hate-to-write
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    Luizia🐝 Patrício
    04/10/2016 #5 Luizia🐝 Patrício
    Muito bom, conhecer um pouco sobre John lennon!
  13. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Picadilly. LONDON Javier 🐝 beBee


    José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    04/10/2016 #3 José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    It's nice to see Spanish talented men and women are recognized
  14. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Spain & Tourism
    Spain & 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...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/04/2017 #62 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #61 muYaYo 😂😂😂😂
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    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 Ambassador
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/04/2017 #60 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #59 @Pedro 🐝 Casanova it is funny. I am still laughing.... and Zinging in the rain 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣Anyway.... I love our spanish Z and J sounds.
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    08/04/2017 #59 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    #58 @javierbebee I did figured out...by the way AMAZING POST you the Boss man...you know
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/04/2017 #58 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #57 @Pedro 🐝 Casanova "theta" sound is the Z sound. We always pronounce it in Spain and it will not disappear. It is not the same "irse de caza" or "irse de casa". First one means "go hunting". Second one means "leave home".
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    08/04/2017 #57 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    #56 Never heard of Spanish Theta. You sure is Theta?...You mean Zeta ( Z )
    Then go to a place call Utrera....and make someone sings...I m zinging in the rain...
    Aleta Curry
    04/01/2017 #56 Aleta Curry
    Okay, this may sound silly to you, but I also want to go hear people speak naturally with what we called the 'Spanish theta' before it has disappeared!

    I love words; even words in languages other than my own are fascinating to me.
    Aleta Curry
    04/01/2017 #55 Aleta Curry
    'They say Spain is pretty though I've never been.
    Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen....'

    -- Bernie Taupin

    I gotta get there too!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/10/2016 #54 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The furthest south I went in Europe was Southern France, Spain is way too much a beautiful country for me not to visit at least once in my own lifetime.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    29/10/2016 #53 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Well now I know why my oldest and dearest friend is retiring in Spain! I'm going to have to squeeze myself into her suitcase and fly with the baggage! Thank you for the tour Javier! Sharing in my Cultures of the World hive
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I 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 :))
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    08/10/2016 #50 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #43 😂 😂 @Aurorasa Sima, my favorite dessert is Manchego with half a cup of red wine. I know your feeling... 😉
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/10/2016 #46 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #44 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher beautiful words ! Let's dream big together!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/10/2016 #45 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #43 thanks @Aurorasa Sima, you are welcome !
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 These are exciting times @Javier 🐝 beBee!! Many of us share in your dream and one day soon it will become reality. It's evident by the growth we all see daily!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/10/2016 #42 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #41 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I try to sleep and I use to rest, this is an important part of our lifes, but beBee is a BIG DREAM :) ... beBee will go on working for you ! We want to get the best platform ;)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Thanks, you too @Javier 🐝 beBee? Ps: More time, do you sleep 😜?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/10/2016 #40 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #39 @Henri Galvão yes, Andalucía is amazing!
    Henri Galvão
    07/10/2016 #39 Henri Galvão
    This is wonderful. Spain is the country I'd most like to explore (specially Andalusia). I was fortunate to spend a few hours in Málaga and Tenerife, but I still have a lot to learn about these places.
  15. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    Woohoo! 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, MBA
    John White on Twitter
    twitter.com “#beBee is disrupting #socialmedia. Nobody said it would be easy! #SEC2SV https://t.co/3xDQtR0DDU @StartUpEU...


    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #20 Anonymous
    #17 Absolutely @John White, MBA, Great breakthrough, I guess. Very true @David B. Grinberg you are both brilliant.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/09/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    You are indeed "one of a kind" @John White, MBA -- and not just per @JuanBlanco76, but universally. I'm sharing in hives and previously retweeted you. Very nice buzz, as always!
    John White, MBA
    15/09/2016 #17 John White, MBA
    #12 @Milos Djukic: It's really exciting. I'm not at #SEC2SV, but I can feel the buzz in Colorado!
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #14 @Pamela 🐝 Williams, We can make miracles together. There is only one thing it takes to become successful: perseverance Thanks and cheers.
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #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).
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/09/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    RT both! Rocking it guys!
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #13 Anonymous
    @Dean Owen, please check this. That's what I'm talking about. Kindly, Milos
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Please also RT this tweet https://twitter.com/milosdjukic011/status/776128857246142464 beBee must be at the top on #SEC2SV right where it belongs :)
    Melissa Hughes
    14/09/2016 #10 Anonymous
    Congrats, @John White, MBA!
    Milos Djukic
    14/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Kudos @John White, MBA. Now you know why you are a social media guru :)
    Gerald Hecht
    14/09/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    @John White, MBA Nicely Done Sir!
    Cepee Tabibian
    14/09/2016 #7 Cepee Tabibian
    That's pretty cool!
    Teresa Gezze
    14/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Way to go John!!!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ sells YOU. Fast!
    14/09/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ sells YOU. Fast!
    Way to go! You guys have a great Twitter presence. Love the auto message on tweets.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/09/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Great meme, @John White, MBA - Really deserves a retweet!
    Randy Keho
    14/09/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Now we know why they pay you the big bucks.
  16. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    The Tales of Juan Blanco - The Beginning
    The 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...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    17/06/2017 #47 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    An awesome article to learn more about you. Your inspiration is priceless. Thank you
    Joel Anderson
    12/05/2017 #46 Joel Anderson
    Loved my time spent in Madrid for visits to the embassy between 2002-2004.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/05/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great article (buzz) worth sharing again by @John White, MBA
    Ian Weinberg
    11/05/2017 #44 Ian Weinberg
    Inspiring and wholesome slice of life @John White, MBA Thanks for sharing.
    Brook Massey
    27/02/2017 #43 Brook Massey
    What a wonderful article.
    Ken Boddie
    03/10/2016 #42 Ken Boddie
    These "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"! 🤗
    Froilán Pérez
    03/10/2016 #41 Froilán Pérez
    what a lovely read @John White, MBA !
    I spend part of my summers in Santander, and have met many Americans over the years who come for study abroad programs! They fall in love with the country like you did!
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #40 Vincent Andrew
    How did I miss this gem of an article? Thanks John for sharing. The experience after reading this is so liberating!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/08/2016 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Glad 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.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    04/08/2016 #38 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    Gracias, 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!
    John White, MBA
    26/06/2016 #37 John White, MBA
    #36 @Sarah Elkins: As you know, I'm always up for a great story!
    Sarah Elkins
    26/06/2016 #36 Sarah Elkins
    What a great story to share with my boys, Juan Blanco, thanks for taking the time to share this memory.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    16/06/2016 #35 Anonymous
    #34 Maybe we can go together one day ....
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    16/06/2016 #34 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I find it is a cool buzz , @John White, MBA. My neighbors son here in Savannah lives in Spain. I do want to visit Spain one day soon.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    15/06/2016 #33 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a very interesting article and It's nice to learn more about you. Your experience shows that being open minded certainly has its rewards.
    Ana María Fernández Soriano
    15/06/2016 #32 Ana María Fernández Soriano
    I 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. ;)
    Pascal Derrien
    15/06/2016 #31 Pascal Derrien
    Kool travels open the minds :-)
    Andrew Books
    15/06/2016 #30 Andrew Books
    Juan 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.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/06/2016 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I'm sharing the story of Juan Blanco in the Cultures Around the World hive because it illustrates the 'meeting' of cultures, how we can learn from each other and have life-long endearing relationships.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    15/06/2016 #28 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #27 Thank you for that nugget @Flavia Toro Rodriguez!
  17. Mohamed Amroussi
    Mohamed Amroussi