The reason of siesta:
- avoid mid-day heat
- enjoy the late night lifestyle
- enjoy long lunch
- have a healthy afternoon nap
- limit working hours
There are many places in Spain, that are proudly preserving the tradition.
Residents have a right to an afternoon nap, as stated in local laws, between 2pm and 5pm, when shops close and street noise must be kept to a minimum.
Paella is a Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.
There are 3 main types of paella:
- Valencian paella (paella valenciana):
rice, green vegetables, rabbit, chicken, or duck, snails, beans, and seasoning.
- Seafood paella (paella de marisco):
rice, seafood, and seasoning.
- Mixed paella (paella mixta):
combination of seafood, meat, vegetables, beans, and seasoning.
But you will find dozen of different recipes of paella in Spain.