Are you going to Spain this year?
Before you buy travel insurance for your Spanish holiday, there are a few things to think about:
- The cost of your trip - If you have to cancel, it's important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you might be taking part in while you are away - We include over 50 adventure activities in your policy automatically, so you probably will be covered, but it's best to check these things first. If you're planning anything more extreme, we can offer you extra cover. Just give us a call on the number above
- How much medical coverage you have - No one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
- And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Spain from the FCO
Did you know that...?
- The infamous "Spanish flu" outbreak of 1918 that killed 50 to 100 million people around the world wasn't really Spanish. News of the outbreak was suppressed in war-torn Europe except in neutral Spain, making it seem hardest hit. It started in France.
- Had a near-death experience? Make a pilgrimage to As Neves in Spain on July 29 for the feast of St Martha, sister of Lazarus (who Jesus raised from the dead). Bring friends to parade you through town in an open coffin - or carry your own!
- Spain has several official and regional languages besides Spanish, including Basque, Catalan, Galician and Aranese. So which language is the national anthem sung in? None - it hasn't had any lyrics since 1978 - and that keeps most people happy!
- When you think of Spain, it's probably not rabbits that first spring to mind. Yet "España" may come from the Punic "I-Shpania" meaning "land of rabbits". Roman coins there featured a rabbit, and Augustus sent ferrets over to deal with rabbit numbers!
- Spanish fiestas aren't just about throwing a party. They're about throwing all kinds of crazy stuff - in Buñol they throw 40 tonnes of tomatoes at each other; in Laza they throw muddy rags and biting ants; and in El Puig it's dead rats!
- Spanish girls once carried a small folding dagger in their garters to protect their virtue against unwanted advances. Anyone hoicking up their dresses would get a swift slashing. It was called a "salvavirgo" meaning "virginity saver".
- The survival rate for people rounded up by the Spanish Inquisition was actually pretty good. In 150,000 trials the Spanish Inquisition ended up executing at most about 5,000 people, making chances of surviving about 97%. And it has such a bad rep...!
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