Nobody's excited about a new parliamentary election in Spain. But at this late date the countdown is ticking away into (almost) inevitable blastoff
She and others undressed from waist up in the Catholic chapel on campus and she was fined by the court for offending religious sentiments. Only she.
"By 2050 the United States of America could be the biggest Spanish-speaking country in the world!"
"In Spain, the Semana Santa without the religious processions would not be Semana Santa. But there's more to the Holy Week than these corteges of lifelike images of the crucified Jesus and Our Lady of Sorrows, his sorrowful mother. For the inveterate music lover concert programming need not be interrupted just because it is Holy Week"
The siesta, like the fiesta, is too deeply embedded in the Spanish psyche. But how about the hectic lifestyle that the Spaniards have had to embrace, reluctantly, these recent yeas and which leaves very little rooml for the midday nap?
Spain was one of the pioneers of university learning in the world
In their first session in the Congreso de los Diputados they made straight for the front row, complete with a baby in the arms of their co-founder. The next session they were sent to the hen house in the back of the chamber.
The Madrid Metro is voted most innovative in the world, and regularly ranked in the top five for general quality and usability
The Expo is replete with awesome yummies in the most unlikely of venues -- the street!
"Up there on the Faro, with panels that provide the visitors all the info they’ll need to know about the city that unfolds before their very eyes, Madrid shares with its visitors its treasured monuments"
Spain has topped the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index. That's why when its annual International Tourism Fair opens its doors, seriously go-getting professionals make it a point to attend
Here's a mix of what makes Madrid REALLY & TRULY capital: an anti-fascist literary outpost, lovingly crafted guitars, and a museum where there are no paintings, only cocktails