50 things that make life in Spain “la hostia”

Noisy neighbours; rubbish collection trucks crashing about at 1am; the incessant TV and radio debates; littering; the make-you-want-to-jump-off-a-bridge bureaucracy; backward views on race; the political battles between left and right; regional nationalism in its extreme form.

There are many infuriating things about living in Spain, but what it lacks in political maturity, it makes up…