Monthly Archives: January 2007

Madrid blogs in Spanish

by Ben Curtis The more Madrid blogs the better far as I am concerned. I’ll get onto the English lot soon, but in the mean time, how about practicing a bit of Spanish while you keep up to date on … Continue reading

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Katie Goldstein on El Tigre

by Ben Curtis Katie Goldstein is a recent college graduate who teaches English to public school kids by day and writes about her beloved Madrid by night. Check out her excellent blog, España Profunda, on the city and what lies … Continue reading

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Shhh, don’t tell anyone else about Casa Granada…

by Ben Curtis Apparently when one of the Time Out editors came to Madrid to tie up some loose ends on the Madrid Guide (which I highly recommend by the way), she declared that this little Madrid secret would not … Continue reading

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¡Toma Jamon! – You don’t have to ask twice…

by Ben Curtis ¡Toma Jamon!, the name of this favourite in La Latina, means ‘Eat Ham’. And that is exactly what I do when I’m there, from the moment I get through the door, until the bottle of wine is … Continue reading

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4 reasons to move about Madrid on a motorbike

by Ben Curtis 1. Due to the fact that Madrid refuses to enforce a national no-parking-on-the-pavement law, you can park wherever you please (see photo above). 2. It’s fun. Video game fun in fact, as you weave between incensed traffic-bound … Continue reading

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Why I love eating at Momo

by Ben Curtis There are two things I occasionally miss amongst the wonders of Spanish cuisine: a good sauce and enough chips. Now Spanish meat is fantastic, and best served alone, so that you can savour its wonderful taste, but … Continue reading

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De Madrid al Cielo – Remember to look up!

by Ben Curtis There is no doubt that Madrid is getting taller. Just look at the photo above, taken from the hills below El Escorial. For a long time the Torre Picasso was the biggest skyscraper on the block, but … Continue reading

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