Category Archives: Weird : Quirky : Fun

You Can Get it for Free (in Madrid)

by Julie Espinosa There are tons of free things to take advantage of in Madrid, but this post goes beyond the normal standbys of parks, museums during certain hours and public healthcare. If you are hunting down frugal activities in … Continue reading

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Top 5 Seasonal Pastries in Madrid

by Julie Espinosa Spanish pastries are here to tempt you year-round, with the chocolate napolitanas of La Mallorquina or the chocolate con churros at Chocolatería San Ginés, for example. But their scale-tipping powers become even harder to resist around holidays. … Continue reading

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Madrid Institutions: The Churrería

by Katie Goldstein Photo: Antonio finishes a long morning of churro-making. There are few things more castizo—authentic—in this city than a breakfast of chocolate con churros. Though these fried delights are a staple at neighborhood bars around Madrid, they are … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Parking in Madrid #1

by Ben Curtis Madrid, where the needs of the pedestrian always come first 😉

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Top 5 Places to Find a Madrileño in January

by Amy Menchhofer The holidays are over and it´s time to buckle down and achieve those New Years Resolutions. If one of yours is to meet more locals, these tips will help you along the way. Shopping – With the … Continue reading

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Madrid iFAQ – Do they enforce the drinking age in Madrid?

by Amy Menchhofer At the tender age of 23 I was carded while waiting to get into a disco. I didn’t have my ID with me and, although my three Spanish companions all proved they were pushing 30 and I … Continue reading

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Avoid: El Corte Inglés – Service with a Scowl

by Faye Davies I try to boycott this poor excuse for a department store, but a few months ago I happened to be in El Corte Inglés getting some help with my tax return (a free service that I urge … Continue reading

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