There’s been a stigma attached to Spain in recent years, at least from the economic point of view.
For some time now, news about the country has focused mainly on protests, strikes and desperate poverty.
It would be easy to think the place is a war zone.
But once foreigners land in Spain, they can struggle to reconcile their idea of the crisis with the lively country they encounter.
The truth is life has taken a turn for the worse for many Spanish families, but the effects of the crisis are not always that clear to an outsider.