Category: Madrid

Rhythm of the Night

Rhythm of the Night

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014 |

“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” -Charles Baudelaire He taps the wooden floor with his heels, gentle at first, growing harder and faster with each flick of his foot, leaving scuff marks on […]

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Madrid’s Sunset Sanctuary

Madrid’s Sunset Sanctuary

[ 0 ] February 22, 2014 |

It is not every day that people are surrounded by exquisitely manicured stone archways, ancient European brick facades, and weathered cobblestone streets. Living in Madrid, Spain, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample the finest of Spanish history and culture minutes from my door.  The short walk from my quaint apartment to Puerta del […]

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Navidad in Madrid

Navidad in Madrid

[ 0 ] December 22, 2013 |

Maybe it’s the soundtrack of metro musicians performing variations of Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful. Maybe it’s the theatrical display of lights that decorate the narrow cobblestone streets, turning the neoclassical Spanish balconies shades of purple, red, and green. Maybe it’s the smell of churros con chocolate, or the sound of ice […]

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Madrid’s Punctual Public Transportation System for Unpunctual Madrileños

Madrid’s Punctual Public Transportation System for Unpunctual Madrileños

[ 0 ] December 15, 2013 |

No. Spanish old lady, I do plan to remain sitting on this metro seat eating my Tex-Mex Doritos that taste exactly like original Doritos. Please keep giving me the death stare. I feel no remorse not relinquishing my seat to you. Spanish old ladies are not only slow movers, but they have also mistaken the […]

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Feel like a Spanish Aristocrat at Casa de Diego

Feel like a Spanish Aristocrat at Casa de Diego

[ 0 ] December 7, 2013 |

A great issue many European cities face today is the conflict between tradition and modernity. Cultures and histories that span hundreds of years are now competing with technologies and the inevitable push toward progression. No other city is this more prominent than in Madrid; a capital city full of rich history and tradition. Though endlessly […]

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Música Madrileña: The Vibrant Music Scene of Madrid

Música Madrileña: The Vibrant Music Scene of Madrid

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

Madrid is abounding with different breeds of music venues that are as diverse and colorful as the Spanish culture. Two sites have emerged as extreme representations of this variety, and unlike the archetypal urban den, both are entire buildings allotted to music and dance. At one end of the spectrum, there’s El Dragón (Avenida de […]

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Walk Your Way Through History

Walk Your Way Through History

[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

Looking for the best way to experience a major city in Europe, Middle East and/or the USA? How about taking a walk through history? Sandemans New Europe offers FREE walking tours in 18 different cities. You will spend 1-3 hours walking through one of these cities with enthusiastic guides, passionate about the city they’re representing. […]

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Vegetarian Options in Madrid, the Ham Capital of the World

Vegetarian Options in Madrid, the Ham Capital of the World

[ 0 ] November 10, 2013 |

The first week I was in Madrid, I dined at a sweet Italian-meets-Spanish restaurant in the Paseo del Prado area called La Nicoletta (Paseo de la Castellana, 4). Like many spots in the neighborhood, the atmosphere is a bit upscale, garnished with embroidered tablecloths and Italian opera. The menu showcased a selection of Italian staples, […]

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