Madrid is a city that screams romance all 365 days of the year, but more so in the one special night devoted to celebrating love. And so we are presenting to you our A-list of restaurants perfect for that lovely celebration in the company of your loved one!
Even if it´s still February and it´s cold and snowing, along comes Valentine´s Day reminding us that in the company of our loved ones, we can see that spring is almost right around the corner. Keep the love flowing in your hearts and we shall all see a brighter day and future. For the special people in your life: Hot Dog Hearts • Heart Gift Box • Bailey´s No-Churn Ice Cream
If you’re looking to escape from the habitual grim, enjoy a spot of bright life to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and come to Madrid, you’ll find yourself celebrating with kindred spirits. Madrileños will fiesta at the drop of a hat. You’d better be warned, though, that most of these fiesteros don’t take kindly to those who break the rules against the spread of the coronavirus.
"The event that occurred at the Capitol in Washington D.C., on January 6th, 2021, was profoundly disturbing. This is our reaction to that event."
One of the most popular Christmastime sweet treats in Spain is the roscón, the King´s Ring Cake. Strictly speaking, it should be eaten on the 6th of January. In practice the delightful sweet-tooth pleasure is served from the "First Day of Christmas" (December 25) through the "Twelfth Day" (January 6) or the Epiphany when the Star of Bethlehem reveals the Infant Jesus to the Three Kings, putting an end to the Christmas celebrations.
On 11 February of this year, Google has announced that it is making Malaga the headquarters of its Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. With a global scope, this will convert the southern Spanish city into one of the most important cybersecurity hubs in Europe. Quite a welcome shot in the arm for a country whose self-confidence is badly shaken by the collapse of its powerful Tourism industry as a result of the pandemic.
The European Commission: "Most of the participants in the studies [conducted by AstraZeneca] were between 18 and 55 years old. There are not yet enough results in older participants (over 55 years old) to provide a figure for how well the vaccine will work in this group."
As we look back on old 2020, so aptly called The Rat on the Chinese calendar, we could take comfort in the thought that the year hadn’t been an unmitigated disaster. For one thing, Spain has turned out to be the country with the greatest number of best chefs in the world!
Deteriorating health, loss of income or employment, and more frequent weather-related natural disasters are perceived individually as a threat by three out of five adults across the globe. More people think these conditions will get worse in 2021 than those who expect that they will improve. Spain is one of the countries most worried about health and climate change.
Politicians are wont to resort to confinement to fight COVID-19. But how about the vaccines whose supply is stalled. Due to suspicious reasons? People can’t take more confinement. The French come to Madrid, which has become an “oasis” of “permissiveness”, for a weekend relief. It's no way to beat the pandemic.
It isn't that very long ago (till 1975) when Spain, a country smack-bang in the middle of Europe, was under an "evangelical" dictatorship. GUIDEPOST was there to cover events in full view of the eagle eye of the ferocious press censorship. We had quite a few brushes with that censorship. But it seems we were savvy enough to navigate the treacherous waters without capsizing because we're still here, nearly half a century later, now under a refreshing democracy!
Attn. Brits in Spain! UK nationals who lived in Spain before 31 December 2020 must secure their right of residence. Now! If you are struggling with your residency and need support, contact the UKNSF organisation in your area to maintain your rights. For details, read on!
Inauguration of the Biden presidency: "This new dawn in America is the moment we have been waiting for so long. Europe is ready for a new start with our oldest and most trusted partner. Europe has a friend in the White House again."
Not one to pass up a fortuitous holiday after the unforgivably lackluster Christmas season, the Spaniards geared up for frolic in the snow when Filomena stormed in. But when the pristine snow iced over and the fun was over, they're back to the old normal of the unrelenting COVID-19 and the elusive vaccines -- the much-touted light at the end of the tunnel -- that another Filomena could well snuff out if only because they're awfully scarce. The busted hospitality industry. . .
The President of Spain followed the news "with concern."
The tweets speak of the local police's professionalism, dedication, and empathy. Take a peek at the cops' labor and soul. Read!
It's the Chinese Year of the Ox and you might want to celebrate the new year feasting on fine Chinese cuisine. At the China Crown Restaurant, for example, where the elegant decor evokes an air of distinction fit for the Imperial Chinese dishes that are the hallmark of this restaurant in Barrio Salamanca.
Free bus ride anywhere in Madrid this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (18, 19, and 20 January 2021).
Way to go!
Take a break. Come and join a jazz festival with flamenco flavor! Jazz Madrid 2020 has been conceived as an act of solidarity with a sector that is being pummeled by the virus with extraordinary force.
I'm a freelance journalist who took off to Madrid for a look-see and enjoy what was on offer while I was there. I was hoping to write a story about Halloween in this once-bustling capital. Considering how fiesta-loving the Spaniards are, All Saints Day cum Halloween should be quite festive. On the other hand, I had to get real. These are unusual times, the Era of the Covid. And I should be prepared to join a terribly watered-down holiday. . . Guess what I found out!
An American Week in Madrid that features the only U.S. presidential election debate in Europe by representatives of the Republican and Democratic Parties in Europe for expats in Europe!
With Madrid sadly topping the list of Spain’s new positives these days (1535 COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours before 19 August 2020), the city and the region could be trending back to Phase 1 of the de-escalation of the old State of Alarm! Parks will be closed, but at least only for the night, just three months after their much-awaited unrestricted reopening.
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