Spain is so clean!

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One of the things we have all noticed about our holiday destination is just how clean it is!

Every morning in Barcelona when I was out to get our breakfast croissant I passed street cleaners collecting leaves and rubbish – by hand brush and bag, not with big vacuum cleaners.

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It was also very apparent that the Spanish don’t share the British ‘gum dropping’ problem. Their streets are clear of any gum (and it’s not because they clean it up – they don’t drop it). There appears to be real ‘civic pride’ here in Spain, and it makes a big difference to the overall ‘feel’ to the country.

As I sit here reading up on the recent events in the UK, and more importantly the comments from politicians about why they believe the riots occurred, I can’t help thinking that we don’t care much for our country or how it looks. All part of a much bigger underlying problem?

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