Meal times can vary greatly – International travel tip

When dining out in some countries — like Spain for example — you need to remember that they eat their largest meal of the day around 1pm or 2pm. This meal is multiple courses and can take a long time.

If you plan on going out to a restaurant at night, you should know that many of them may be closed until 8pm or 9pm. Ten o’clock dinner times and social dining is normal in some places.

If you’re there to enjoy the night life, you can order tapas and drinks well into the early morning hours — far later than you may be used to eating at home. This isn’t a big deal; you just may need to adjust your schedule slightly to accommodate.