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Show us your Favorite Discovery and Win a Prize!

by laurence on Monday, July 13, 2015

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Show us your Favorite Discovery and Win a Prize!

Learning Spanish is great, living an experience while doing it is better, winning a prize because of it is monumental!

Wherever you have visited, there has surely been a monument that has inspired you with its art or greatness! And you have probably taken a picture of it to keep the memory. How about taking advantage of that memory to win a SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-H300 digital camera?

Participate in our contest and you could win. It's easy! Just take a photo or video of the monument, building or view that has inspired you. Upload it to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google + profile with the hashtag #discoverdQ and it could be chosen as one of the best. At the end of the season we will select the best of the best. If yours is the winner, you'll get a digital camera valued at over €300!

How about it? Share your picture or video whenever you'd like. And don't forget to use the #discoverdQ hashtag! Your vision of our culture could win you a prize!… read more »

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La Lengua de las Mariposas - Spanish Movie

by laurence on Thursday, July 09, 2015

Butterfly's Tongue Known in English as Butterfly’s Tongue or more simply Butterfly , La Lengua de Las Mariposas focuses on life in Galician Spain just prior to the Spanish Civil War. Although not one of director’s, José Luis Cuerda , most famous films, this film, which is portrayed through the eyes of a young child, depicts the events while showing the struggles that families were faced with at the time… read more »

Benidorm - Holidays in Spain

by laurence on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Benidorm is famed as one of the most popular Spanish tourist resorts on the Mediterranean. Situated in the province of Alicante , Benidorm is a coastal town packed full of hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings, which together endow the seaside resort with a particularly memorable skyline… read more »

Viscaya Bridge - World Heritage Sites in Spain

by laurence on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Built in 1893, the famous Vizcaya Bridge in the port of Bilbao is the connection point between Las Arenas and Portugalete. It crosses the River Ibaizabal, and is the world’s oldest transporter bridge , usually referred to as the Puente Colgante, which can be translated as either suspension bridge , or hanging bridge … read more »

Popular Spanish First Names

by laurence on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Despite the stereotypes surrounding Spanish first names , not every Spanish man is a Pedro nor every woman a Carmen. Indeed, in past generations, Carmen was a firm favorite, extremely common for Spanish girls born in the early 20 th century and for many years afterwards, along with  Josefa and, of course, María. Right up until the 1950s, these names dominated the list of baby names for girls in Spain, and in the same way, Francisco, Manuel, Antonio and José hogged the top spots for boys´ names for a prolonged period… read more »

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