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Spanish Footsteps provide walking holidays & guided tours in Soria, Northern Spain. Culture, wildlife, history & gastronomy. Ideal for leisure walkers of all ages. Tailored guided & self guided holidays available.

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Travel with Respect

Spaniards in general are very patriotic about both their country and/or the region in which they live. Avoid arguments about whether people from Catalonia or the Basque Country are Spaniards or not. It is customary to kiss friends, family, and acquaintances on both cheeks upon seeing each other and saying goodbye. Male-to-male kisses of this sort are limited to family members --a firm handshake is expected instead. The same goes to all Latin American countries. Spaniards of all regions are keen to maintain physical contact while talking, such as putting a hand on your shoulder, patting your back, etc. These should be taken as signs of friendship. During lunch or dinner, Spaniards do not begin eating until everyone is seated and ready to eat. Likewise, they do not leave the table until everyone is finished eating. Table manners are otherwise standard and informal. When Spaniards receive a gift or are offered a drink or a meal, they usually refuse for a bit, so as not to seem greedy. This sometimes sparks arguments among especially reluctant people, but it is seen as polite. Remember to offer more than once (on the third try it must be fairly clear if they will accept it or not). On the other hand, if you are interested in the offer, politely smile and decline it, saying that you don't want to be a nuisance, etc. but relent and accept when they insist. When in a car, the elderly and pregnant always ride in the passenger's seat, unless they request not to. Appearing drunk in public is generally frowned upon. In Spanish beaches it is okay for women to sunbathe topless. This practice is particularly common in touristic areas. Full nudity is only allowed in "clothing-optional" or nudist beaches. While Spaniards are not the most punctual people in the world, you should never arrive late to appointments: this will seem very bad to most people. Spaniards are not as religious as the media sometimes presents them, but they are, and always have been, mostly Catholic: respect this and avoid making any comments that could offend. In particular, religious festivals, Holy Week, and Christmas are very important to Spaniards.

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