31/01/2018

Hidden Gems of Madrid

While Plaza Mayor, Sol and Parque Retiro will never get old, you might have already gone there so many times that you’re in need of a change of scenery. If you want to take a break from the Retiro paddle boats (aren’t your arms sore by now?) and your other […]
14/12/2017

So you want to be a madrileño?

Going to a new country is a whirlwind of emotions—whether that be excitement, nerves, jet lag or the “Soooo, what now?” feeling that you can never really pinpoint. Thankfully, you’re already a leg-up for choosing Madrid, the best city ever (woo!), especially for students. The city has endless things to […]
30/11/2017

The Morocco 411

Since I’m writing to you from Madrid, it probably won’t come as a surprise that I’ve always wanted to study abroad in Spain. I’ve been here for about four months, and Africa had never been on my radar until I arrived. I was lucky enough to visit Tarifa, Spain’s southernmost […]
22/11/2017

Real Life Game of Thrones Experience

You’ve binged watched the show and created an emotional attachment to the characters; now it’s time to turn into them.  Luckily, you’re in the perfect location to do so, because you’re not the only one who loves Spain’s beautiful landscapes—the Game of Thrones directors do as well.  Spain is the […]
16/11/2017

Spending the Holidays in Madrid

Spending the winter holidays away from home for the first time can be intimidating. You’re away from your family, you might never have experienced cold weather — or maybe you’re just confused on where to buy a Christmas tree! Luckily, we’re here to help you out and make your holiday […]
02/11/2017

Where to Eat if You Are Sick of Spanish Food

So you’re a tapas fan, huh? Although I’d strongly advise you not to say that out loud (especially not to a Spaniard), the food here isn’t for everyone. One of the best things about Madrid is the variety of restaurants the city has to offer; if you truly never want […]
26/10/2017

A Voyage to Galicia

Galicia, Spain’s northwest province, is a beautiful place that anyone studying in Madrid should take the time to visit. Its prime location—the region has borders with Portugal, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea—allows visitors to take in a variety of views from the vantage point of one place. Some […]
19/10/2017

Spaniards Don’t Hate You, and Other Fun Facts

Before beginning my studies in the beautiful city of Madrid, my university gave us international students a two-hour presentation on adapting to the lifestyle. ¨Sweet,¨I thought, ¨Two full hours to not pay attention and check my phone¨–which is exactly what I did. Therefore, when I moved in with my host […]
19/10/2017

5 Actividades que no Deberías Perderte en Madrid

5 Actividades que no Deberías Perderte en Madrid  Madrid es una ciudad mundialmente conocida, ya sea por su oferta de actividades turísticas, sus famosos equipos de fútbol, sus fiestas interminables, su ambiente estudiantil o por cualquier aspecto relacionado con ocio o cultura. Dadas sus dimensiones, Madrid es una ciudad en […]
27/09/2017

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 […]
15/09/2017

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 […]
10/08/2017

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 […]
01/08/2017

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 […]
29/06/2017
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 […]
27/06/2017
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 […]
08/06/2017
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 […]
01/06/2017
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 […]
26/05/2017
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, […]
11/05/2017
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 […]
03/05/2017
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 […]
21/04/2017

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, […]
04/04/2017
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 […]
29/03/2017
Apps Bemadrid

Apps

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 […]
22/03/2017
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 […]
16/03/2017
madrid and its parks

Madrid and its parks

As an exchange student, I came to Madrid not only for the crazy nightlife, but also because of its culture. Madrid not only has numerous museums and amazing food. It offers a great amount of plazas and parks, which makes the city stand out. At any time, any day you […]
27/02/2017
Madrid Nightlife

Madrid’s nightlife

Spaniards really know how to party, why deny it? It’s the truth! Madrid is known as one of the best party destinations in Europe with its variety of clubs and bars.   The club Teatro Kapital or Kapital (C/Atocha 125, Metro:Atocha) is one of Madrid’s biggest clubs. Be ready to […]
13/02/2017
las tapas madrid

Las Tapas

What are the first three things that come to your mind when you think of Madrid? Tapas is definitely one of them! Everyone knows that Madrid is famous for its tapas, which are defined as a “small amount of food that is served with a drink.”   As an Erasmus […]
12/07/2016
getting started madrid

Getting started in Madrid!

  Are you excited about coming to Madrid? We bet you’re counting the days till your arrival! Madrid is a big city and there are lots of things to do. But first things first, lets explore a  couple of things so that you can then relax and enjoy your experience […]
25/05/2016

Unusual Cafes in Madrid

Cafés are a place for studying, hanging out with your friends, or maybe just relaxing… In Madrid, there are many cool places which you will want to visit again! Here are some of the cafés where you can relax and that make you want to say: “I want to stay […]
30/03/2016

La Vida Dulce

Everyone knows that churros con chocolate are a must when you’re in Madrid, but if you have a big sweet tooth and like to explore, check out these famous and traditional bakeries Madrileños! We visited almost 20 bakeries in central areas of Madrid, and selected our 5 favorites to share […]
23/03/2015
Art Galleries in Madrid

Art Galleries to check out in Madrid

One of the biggest reasons people decide to visit Madrid is for  its collection of museums. It is well known that Madrid’s museums have some of the greatest art collections in the world. The Prado, the Reina Sofia, and more are commonly visited tourist attractions. What many people don’t know, […]

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