spain01Mañana, should mean 'tomorrow', but can mean anytime in the future that is not now, and can mean, not ever… it all depends.

"Mañana is a good thing. Mañana means we are not stuck on timetables and routines. It means we are flexible. We can enjoy the moment as it comes." Maria Torres, Madrid.

"Less time for lunch: the siesta in Spain is disappearing under the pressures of international business and big-city commuting…" HR Magazine (June 2008)

"The fact is, Spain needs to become more productive and stopping the ridiculously long lunch hours and stupid shop opening habits would go towards this. Most Spanish people don´t want a 3 hour lunch, most can´t afford it and most would prefer to get home earlier instead… Spain is about 25 years behind most of Northern Europe so the changes taking place now are just part of the inevitable, trouble is that the Spanish are too arrogant to see that change is necessary, like it or not…" Daily Telegraph reader, June 2007.

"Travellers urged to adopt mañana culture … BRITS
abroad can be overbearing, arrogant and obsessed with time-keeping, a government-backed guide says. And their attitude can give them a bad name and cause offence to local people." The Times (November 2004)