Complete foreign concept to me.
But it's the norm here in Spain.
More than half the shops are closed...
well, at least in my neighborhood (the touristy areas are packed).
And including me and the instructor, there were 7 people in spin class last night... that's in a room with 100 bikes!
I did take a long weekend up in the Costa Brava - near Santa Christina d'Aro... or was it S'agaro? whichever... the sea looked like this:
My friend Patty invited me out to her summer rental. She also rents a little Zodiac boat to take us out to these "swimming pools" below some rocky cliffs - where the water is still and clear and blue-green.
It was "estupendo"