THE FIESTAS OF THE VIRGIN OF PALOMA: ¡UNA Y OTRA VEZ!

THE FIESTAS OF THE VIRGIN OF PALOMA: ¡UNA Y OTRA VEZ! »

9 Aug, 2017
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"The essence of Madrid is captured in the annual feast of the Virgin of la Paloma; the combination of culture, history, passion, and pride epitomizes what it means to experience coming here. Joining this celebration, I was no longer an outsider, but just another Madrileña ready to join the party"

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 3 (Guernica, the Path to Terror at the Reina Sofia Museum)

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 3 (Guernica, the Path to Terror at the Reina Sofia Museum) »

7 Aug, 2017
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"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"

A Second Opinion: Life is Short, so Don’t Snort!

A Second Opinion: Life is Short, so Don’t Snort! »

6 Aug, 2017
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"Never starting to use is the real solution, no matter how much pressure "friends" put you under. Young people who "say 'No" to drugs" may be ridiculed, ostracized, bullied or worse, but "No!" is their best reply"

MADRID STREET FASHION:  A Snap Mini-Survey & Some Bloggers’ Sumptuous Suggestions for Summer

MADRID STREET FASHION: A Snap Mini-Survey & Some Bloggers’ Sumptuous Suggestions for Summer »

6 Aug, 2017
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One of the main things I have noticed since working in Madrid is how well presented everyone seems to dress, whether they are going to work or not. A lot of what Madrileños wear could be described as chic bohemian. Our mini-survey tells a similar story in different words

WEST SAHARANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST MOROCCO IN SPAIN

WEST SAHARANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST MOROCCO IN SPAIN »

31 Jul, 2017
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“We are demonstrating  against a farcical trial and against the conspirational  silence  of the international community, a community that demands respect for human rights in other parts of the world [read that as Venezuela] but forgets all about Western Sahara.”

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH?

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH? »

29 Jul, 2017
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Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!

DELICIOUS SECRETS ANYONE?

DELICIOUS SECRETS ANYONE? »

29 Jul, 2017
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Tucked in the quiet San Blas Street midway between the Reina Sofia and Prado Museums in the Barrio de Las Letras, you will be blown away once you go through the unassuming door and descend the steps into the Secretos

SALVADOR DALI: THE PATERNITY OF A FAMOUS DUD

SALVADOR DALI: THE PATERNITY OF A FAMOUS DUD »

26 Jul, 2017
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The pretender to the awesome Dalí name dismisses rumors about the surrealist painter's incapacity to father a child as fake news

A SECOND OPINION: Chins Up!

A SECOND OPINION: Chins Up! »

23 Jul, 2017
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Be from where you are and find friends in other places!

A BRIT AT A FLAMENCO SHOW

A BRIT AT A FLAMENCO SHOW »

22 Jul, 2017
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We went to Villa Rosa, a tablao in Sol on a Thursday evening, none of us really knowing what to expect. The biggest thing I noticed about flamenco was not the dance itself but the attitude to the dance. It felt as though you could hear the passion in every step, clap and snap.