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04/03/2021

5 random things you did not know were Spanish inventions

You might have many foreign friends who are proud of their country‘s heritage and go bragging about it all over the place. One of the sources of national pride is also inventions that inquisitive minds have made over the centuries. Italy has the pizza, Hungary has the Rubik‘s cube, Estonia […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
26/10/2017

A Trip 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 […]