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  • the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
  • The White-Faced Black Spanish is a Spanish breed of chicken. They are thought to be the oldest breed of fowl in the Mediterranean class. The British have records dating back to 1572 referring to this chicken. This breed was admitted into the American Poultry Association in 1874.
  • of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain; “Spanish music”
  • Of or relating to Spain, its people, or its language


  • Mention or refer to (someone or something) to provide evidence or authority for a statement, argument, or opinion
  • Repeat a passage from (a work or author) or statement by (someone)
  • (quote) name the price of; “quote prices for cars”
  • (quote) repeat a passage from; “He quoted the Bible to her”
  • Repeat or copy out (a group of words from a text or speech), typically with an indication that one is not the original author or speaker
  • (quote) quotation mark: a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else


  • Living things and their activity
  • the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; “he hoped for a new life in Australia”; “he wanted to live his own life without interference from others”
  • The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death
  • a characteristic state or mode of living; “social life”; “city life”; “real life”
  • the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; “he could no longer cope with the complexities of life”
  • The state of being alive as a human being

quotes in spanish about life

FORMENTERA. Island near Ibiza, the Spanish Caribbean / Isla cerca de Ibiza, el Caribe español

FORMENTERA. Island near Ibiza, the Spanish Caribbean / Isla cerca de Ibiza, el Caribe español
ENG “I had ambiguous feelings about the differences between tourists and travellers – the problem being that the more I travelled, the smaller the differences became. But the one difference I could still latch on to was that tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled.” This quote is from the book The Beach by Alex Garland and I think he’s right. We associate tourism to those camera-packing, pale-skinned, sandal and socks wearing person that go to other countries only to demand that s/he be incommoded at least as possible by the foreign and that things resemble his/her country as much as reality and money allows. In comparison, travellers are curious, wiry people –usually youngsters as they still have the most curiosity and energy for the new and different, but not always-, that want to know what’s out there especially if it’s strange and new. And they want to be able to tell their grandchildren that they were there in their good old youth.
However, now there exists now a new breed, mix between traveller and tourist, the experience collectors. These are people who are more than tourists but who are not rich enough or brave enough to be able to take on travelling as a life-style. (By rich enough I mean that you need enough money to do it without having to worry about work, but also not having to worry about the hazards of travel since you know that whatever problem arises your chequebook will solve it. By brave enough, I mean that on the other side, you need enough balls to travel with only a couple of coins in your pocket, risking whatever comes with patience and fortitude since luck and wit will resolve how you come out of whatever experience.) The experience collectors usually earn decently but don’t have too much time. But they blend the qualities of the tourist and the traveller. They are curious and open but risk-takers up to a point. They want to be more than just the typical comfy tourist but at the same time, they like to feel they’re in control of their experience. Thus, they take quick trips where they travel over to see the country, culture and people but in small doses, nothing that might change them too much. It is quantity winning over quality; quantity of experiences. The more, the better, it’s their motto. And I don’t mean it as a criticism at all, since I am one of them.
I’m a frustrated traveller. I have neither the money nor the balls to go see the world. I like to experience countries and alternatives cultures but from the comfort of a relatively settled life I can return to in the blink of an eye. But at the same time I don’t have the tunnel-vision mindset of a tourist where nothing must be too unexpected. I don’t want things to be that predictable.
And I realized it that someone had thought it before me when I read, “Collecting memories, or experiences, was my primary goal when I first stated travelling. I went about it in the same way as a stamp collector goes about collecting stamps, carrying around with me a mental list of all the things I had yet to see or do.” (The Beach, book by Alex Garland)

ESP “Tenía sentimientos encontrados sobre las diferencias entre turistas y viajeros – el problema residía en que cuanto más viajaba, más minúsculas se volvían esas diferencias. Pero la gran diferencia a la que me podía aferrar es que los turistas iban de vacaciones mientras los viajeros hacían otra cosa. Ellos viajan.” Esta cita es del libro La Playa de Alex Garland y creo que tiene toda la razón. Asociamos el turismo a gente llevando una cámara encima, pálidos, con sandalias y calcetines que vana otros países con la exigencia que sean incomodados lo mínimo posible por cualquier cosa extranjera y que casi todo se parezca a su país en lo máximo permitido por la realidad y el dinero. En comparación, los viajeros son gente curiosa y enérgica –normalmente jóvenes ya que suelen tener más curiosidad y energía para las cosas nuevas y diferentes, aunque nos siempre solo jóvenes-, que quieren saber lo que está ahí fuera, especialmente si es extraño y nuevo. Y quieren contarles a sus nietos que estuvieron allí en sus tiempos mozos.
Sin embargo, ahora existe una nueva clase, mezcla entre viajero y turista, los coleccionistas de experiencias. Esta gente que son más que turistas pero ni suficientemente ricos ni valientes para dedicarse a viajar como un principio de vida. (Por suficientemente ricos me refiero a disponer de suficiente dinero como para no tener que preocuparse de ganar un sueldo para subsistir, pero tampoco preocuparse de los riesgos de viaje ya que sabes que cualquier problema lo puedes solucionar a golpe de talonario. Por suficientemente valiente, quiero decir que por otra parte, necesitas suficientes pelotas para viajar con solo un par de monedas en tu bolsillo, arriesgando todo lo que venga con paciencia y resistencia ya que la suerte y el ingenio decidirán como solventas cualquier contratiem

Life is never perfect….

Life is never perfect....
"……………………and love is never what you want it to be. I don’t know where we will end up, but I do know that we share a love. As we enter this new phase in our relationship, I feel a chance to begin again. Everyone knows how pearls are made, sand in an oysters mouth… Well our love has encountered and will continue to encounter "sand" and other trouble… But as we work the best we can, we can make our own pearls."
~~Jerry Grant Blakeney

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