fbpx
24/11/2020

Winter in Spain

While not technically here, one could argue that Winter is right around the corner with the solstice being December 23rd. The weather in Madrid during the winter months tends to be cold and dry, with snow most likely to fall in the city during late December and early January. It […]
17/11/2020

Constitution Day in Spain

While not here just yet, this week we’ll be covering Constitution Day in Spain which occurs every year on December 6. Constitution Day dates back to June 15, 1978 when an important referendum was passed with 88% of the population voting to approve of this decision. This referendum was passed […]
10/11/2020

History of Madrid: Part II

On our last post about the history of Madrid, we left on the reconstruction of the Plaza. After the War of the Spanish Succession, the Bourbons took reign of what is present-day Madrid. Under the rule of Philip V, the Royal Palace went under major reconstruction after a fire had […]
29/10/2020

History of Madrid: Part I

The beautiful, diverse country of Spain is composed of 17 autonomous regions, with Madrid being its capital. Spain has been conquered and been influenced by several different populations whose effects can still be seen and felt to this day when stepping afoot in certain parts of the country. For the […]
21/10/2020

La Fiesta Nacional de España

La Fiesta Nacional de España is an annual, national holiday that takes place on October 12 where many businesses close their doors for the day to observe the significance of this day. It is said that this day is to honor Christopher Columbus’ landing to the Americas in search of […]
18/10/2020

¡Bailemos Flamenco!

One of the amazing wonders of visiting Spain is being able to sit back and relax while eating authentic tapas and the best sangria while appreciating the talented flamenco dancers for their performance. Flamenco originated in Andalusia, Spain, which is the southernmost autonomous region of Spain. The region is located […]
27/06/2018

Rooftops of Madrid

Arriving in June with the expected warm climate, it made sense to take advantage of the abundance of rooftops Madrid. Through recommendation and research (which obviously means visiting such establishments and sampling the alcoholic beverages they have on offer) here is a list of a number of rooftops that are […]
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 […]
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 […]