The Spanish Schedule

While typing the last post, I realized that I hadn’t given a proper introduction to Spansih life.  It generally follows a schedule like this:

  • Breakfast
  • 9:00 or 10:00 – Work Begins
  • 2:00 – Lunch (the largest meal of the day)/Siesta; Most all stores close.*
  • 5:00 – Siesta Ends; Stores reopen
  • 9:00 or 10:00 – Dinner

Also, a little more about my program.  It’s an internship/acadmeic program, meaning that for 7 weeks I work at an internship from 9:00-2:00 (Mon-Fri) and take a class on Spanish culture from 5:15-7:00 (Mon-Thurs).  On the weekends we have free time/organized trips.

Hope that clears up some of the basics.

*Generally, tourist attractions, restaurants, and large department stores (like El Corte Ingles) remain open.  Also, while business people go to lunch around 2:00, too they generally return to work at 3:00.

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