Tip 3If it is your birthday, don't stand around grinning, waiting for someone to buy you a drink, or bounce jauntily into work expecting to be showered with goodies.
Not only do the Spanish drive on the wrong side of the road, they've also got the whole birthday thing completely wrong. As if it's not bad enough chalking up another year, you have to treat your colleagues and friends to boot.
Few other regions contain so many bodegas, any of which can be visited.
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These images are consistent with other evidence suggesting that most of the inhabitants were nomadic hunters and gatherers.
When early explorers and missionaries arrived, they found four ethnic groups, including the Pericú in the south, between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz and on several of the islands in the Gulf.
Tip 10 Do not refer to Catalan, Valenciano or Gallego as dialects of 'Spanish' or Castilian – unless you want to get right up the nose of a Catalan, Valenciano, Gallego big time.
They are all languages in their own right, and are co-official with In the Garlic is a quirky A–Z guide about Spain written by Valerie Collins and Theresa O'Shea.