Madrid is a metropolis where to get lost through it’s streets, is as easy as to find something new. Full of hidden gems or as the Spaniards say ‘diamantes sin pulir’, this is without a doubt part of its charm... and as with any city the best way to really get to know Madrid. However, here we will try to give you weekly advice on places, events, lifestyle and travel around this mesmerizing city, that has stolen so many hearts. So enjoy, get involved and hasta luego!


My First Madrid Experience

Hello,  my name is Suzanne and I’m an 18 year-old girl from the Netherlands living in Madrid for a month now. I came to Madrid on the 25th of August for my internship. The next four months I’ll be living in Madrid, on my own. This is the first time […]

The City That Never Sleeps

Being from the U.S., we always say the New York City is the “City That Never Sleeps”. But my time in Madrid has showed me that this Iberian capital really holds that title. No matter your interests or the time of day, there is never a dull moment in this […]

A Sweet Stroll Through Madrid

The streets of Madrid are full of splendor and music, which of course touch anyone with joy. On summer evenings, stage-theaters and restaurants open their doors to foreigners and locals that are want to have a good time. Terrance restaurants offer unique sceneries, and most importantly delicious food.  Some of […]

Top 5 Currency Exchange Tips

We all know how frustrating currency exchange can be when traveling to a new country. We have all heard horror stories of being charged loads of money just to exchange our own money. It’s a concept that we can’t wrap our heads around. Nothing is more painful to see than […]
Blog 10 things learned

10 things that you’ve learned from your time abroad in Madrid

10 things that you’ve learned from your time abroad in Madrid   1) In Madrid, people are proud to be who they are. Whether it is about fashion, convictions or sexual orientation, as a foreigner, you’ve probably noticed that Madrileños express themselves in a free and uninhibited way. Just have […]
exploring blog

Exploring new places and new languages in Spain

Coming from the United States to be an exchange student in Madrid has been a great opportunity to explore Spain. Hi! My name is Angie Sandoval, and I am a colombian student living in the United States. Recently, I am experiencing a new adventure by being an exchange student in […]
how to find the balance in madrid

How to find balance in Madrid?

We all came to Madrid for a variety of reasons.  Maybe you are studying here, maybe you have an internship or job, maybe you are an au pair, or maybe you are just here to explore and practice your Spanish.  Whatever reason you have for being in Madrid, it can […]
What do we love the most about Morocco

What do we love the most about Morocco?

Morocco is a country full of life, culture and history. With its varied and beautiful landscapes, it is a destination worth going to visit!! From the north to the south, let’s have a look at what we can do and see in this amazing country: 1)Tangier: Situated where the Atlantic […]
so far so good

So far so good

As I have officially been in Madrid for one week, I am starting to feel comfortable in my new city. On my first day here, I was nervous to do simple tasks like order a coffee at a cafe or take the metro from my apartment to Puerta del Sol, […]
madrid a place you will never forget

Madrid: a place you will never forget

When I was looking for a city outside the United States to do my international internship through my university, I decided that Madrid was going to be the perfect place to spend my summer this year. For me, Madrid is not only going to be a place to gain work […]
spanglish survirval methods

Spanglish survival methods

  Living in Spain has been quite the challenge, and as you can probably tell by the title of this story it has a lot to do with speaking Spanish, or in my case not speaking Spanish.It didn’t take me long until I ran into my first problem because on […]

Madrid’s best friends forever

Going abroad as an Erasmus/exchange student , an Au Pair or an Auxiliary of Conversation can be more than just moving to another country. Being a student abroad is a life-changing experience, especially when it comes to interacting with people from different cultures. Being the shy person that I am, […]
madrid no es magico

Madrid no es mágico

ES Hacer una reseña sobre una ciudad normalmente contiene adjetivos abstractos: “mágico, especial, extravagante, especial, libre”. Pero Madrid tiene una característica objetiva que desde mi punto de vista la hace lo que es hace muchos años. La gente joven en Madrid va y viene. ¿Te has enamorado?Los primeros 6 meses […]
Apps Bemadrid


If you’re an Erasmus student and you’ve just arrived, don’t panic! Here is a list of apps that will make your life a lot easier here in Madrid.   The app Metro Madrid will help you learn the city’s metro like the back of your hand. The app contains the […]
malasaña and hipsters

Malasaña & Hipsters

Malasaña is a neighborhood in the center of the city that shows how different arts, styles and cultures can combine to reveal a beautiful and unique atmosphere in Madrid. Malasaña has been a nexus of La Movida Madrileña, a counter-culture that arose from the transition after Franco’s dictatorship ended in […]

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