Ania Lockey maintains a video blog for YouTube, where he talks about the warm and sunny Spain. The girl and her husband have lived in a European country for 12 years and periodically share their experiences abroad with subscribers. In one of the videos, Anna shared, to what she could not get used for so many years in Spain.
The main and main problem for Anna remains the heat. “With a clear conscience I can say that in the south of Spain the heat in the summer is simply unimaginable. And it’s completely unpleasant. That is, if the heat in 28-33 degrees of heat – it’s hot, warm, nice, nice, then the heat in 41-46 and in the sun to 50 degrees – it’s very unpleasant.
In fact, it seems in the summer that we will all burn out soon, that the end of the world is very close, and this is not an exaggeration. At night we sleep very little. For example, I’m exhausted, because I sleep for 3-4 hours only at night. It’s impossible to go in for sports, your body is constantly in such a state, as if you have a high fever.
You can not eat normally, because you want something cool. Cooking is also impossible. You sweat very much, pores are hammered. Many people have a lot of problems with acne and so on, because the pores are constantly polluted. I take a shower in the summer 6 times a day, and even at night I deliberately get up to go to the shower. This greatly dries the skin. In general, in all aspects of life, such heat brings very great discomfort. “
In winter it is very cold
What unpleasantly surprised the Russian, so this is what is happening in Spain in the winter: “But it’s not cold outside, but in the premises. The Spanish winters are actually kind of warm. That is on the street is not very cold, although we often go to down jackets and hats, even in southern Spain.
But the house is such a terrible cold. That’s serious! I’m at home in the winter in the eel, I dress only in the toilet with a windward aimed at myself – that’s the only way I can change clothes, otherwise it’s just unreal.
Well, you ask yourself a normal question: is it really so hard to turn on the air conditioner? Then it will be cool in summer, and warm in winter. Heavy. Because in Spain there is a third minus. “
Very expensive electricity
“People who have an average salary of approximately 900-1200 euros per month (from 63 to 85 thousand rubles) can not afford to live with a constantly on air conditioner. Accounts for a month for a constant air conditioner can be above 200 euros (14 thousand rubles). But many visitors pay even for renting an apartment, which is 500-600 euros per month (35-42 thousand rubles), plus gas, plus internet. It turns out golden mountains. Therefore, almost everyone here is trying to save a lot on electricity. “
But here’s a completely unexpected fact about Spain from Ania Lockey: “Probably, you did not expect to hear about such a minus. In Spain there are hefty cockroaches. There are no such people in Russia, I certainly did not. And most terrible, they fly. And fly into your house. These cockroaches are usually in the spring and summer. Live on the street, terribly fatty, terribly dirty, suffer all kinds of germs and diseases.
If they did not fly, but crawled, it would be much less frightening. But since they fly in and can jump anywhere – on you or on the bed, it’s disgusting. “
And more about insects
“And this minus you, too, is likely to surprise. The fact is that in Spain there is a big problem with lice. In Russia, I have never had lice in my life. Even at school. And if I heard that a child has lice, he was almost sheared with hair, and it was so terrible.
In Spain, guys, lice are perfectly normal. Here flashes of lice are 5-7 times a year. All people who have children usually catch lice. I had no lice before the age of 25. But here, in Spain, they brought home my daughter from school. I ran into the world of lice and realized that in Spain it’s perfectly normal. Here in the drugstores very, very many products are sold from these insects – both for treatment and for prophylaxis. Such is the Spanish horror film. “
“Poor Internet quality. Even the one that is super-high-class Internet, quite expensive and compared to Russia is very, very slow. “
“Zadolbali me Spanish holidays. In Spain there are state holidays, there are local holidays, there are strikes. There are also such things, which in Russian mean “bridge”. That is, for example, if you had a state holiday and after two days a local holiday, then usually in schools and state institutions make this “bridge” – that is, instead of one day of the holiday, you get three or four.
In fact, if I worked for the state, I would be terribly glad that I have so many days off, but since we are here, it is very annoying for us. Because, as soon as we need to get into some civil service, bank or go to the library – all these institutions will be closed. “
“In Spain, a good medicine, if you die right away. If you are seriously ill, here you will be given first-class help, it will all be free of charge and of the highest quality.
But if you have a usual cough, cold, some dermatitis, an allergy or something like that – all these diseases in Spain are regarded as some kind of garbage. You come to the hospital, and you are told: “Ah, that’s a cold. Paracetamol”.
Here, everywhere and everything is treated with paracetamol and ibuprofen. No prevention of disease, no delivery of tests, well, in general, everything related to support of health and small sores, is a complete pipets. As well as an ambulance. “
“On Sundays everything is closed here. You can not even imagine how really this is uncomfortable. And how pointless it is. All people on Sunday are resting, and everyone wants to spend money on their day off. It’s just terribly stupid.
Previously, there were discounts 2 times a year – in summer and in winter. Now stores can do sales when they want. And this is very good. But all the same on Sunday, everything is closed. “
“For some, this minus may be controversial, but for me it is important.
The fact is that in Spain there is not such a friendship as in Russia. Here such a culture is everyone for himself. Naturally, there are friends and companies with whom you communicate, there are open kind people, but there is no such concept of friendship that you will always be rescued, rejoice with you, listen, help. Friendship here is often short-term. It’s like friendship at the university – together they put out, then you correspond once a year.
This friendship is not the same as in Russia. Just have a good relationship with each other, that’s all. But otherwise, it all goes on the principle of “my hut with the edge”. “