Lifestyle I'm a Londoner who spent 2 weeks working in Madrid — here's everything that surprised me about daily life in Spain

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Ryan O'Donnell

Though I was born in Canada and grew up in the Great White North, I was raised by Brits, and having now lived in London for nearly five years, I consider the UK my home.

I've travelled quite a bit and am always up for exploring a new place or way of life, so after Business Insider España launched in December, I jumped at the opportunity to spend two weeks in Madrid getting to know the Spanish team.

While it may only be a two-hour plane ride, the experience was pretty eye-opening.

I'd been to Madrid before, just once a few years ago, but my knowledge was essentially limited to cerveza, tapas, siestas, and sunshine. What I didn't realise was that the laid-back attitude translates into the working world, too.

From late, long, carb-heavy lunches to a sleek alternative to Uber, scroll down to see everything that surprised me about everyday life in Spain.

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