"While driving down Sunset Blvd, this chant was literally downloaded into my head"
Stop by Terraza Bonaparte,Explanada Principe Pio, 9 OCTOBER, 7:00pm-9:00pm! Great raffle items and fun people to see and meet!
All true gastronomic adventures and journies begin with imaginative visions, emotions and are given shape by the colors, fragrances and textures of traditional Spanish regional cuisine. For this, the ideal place to go is the Aynaelda Restaurant!
(1) ARROZ CON LECHE, THE MOOR THE MERRIER. Ask your friends to come join you and while you’re feasting you might want to ponder how two clashing cultures could have produced such a simple comfort dish! There's still hope for this old battle-scarred world!
With the motto "Imagine the real, create what's imaginable," the Animario International Festival of Animation Movies boasts a programming replete with the must-see movies of the genre. For example, The Breadwinner and Another Day of Life. Mexico's Animasivo Festival de Animación Contemporanea is "guest festival".
"Not all is so rosy. To some Spain is the pagan, murky land of cowled monks and Inquisitional torture racks, of lugubrious piles, of hunger and despair, the España Negra of Emile Verhaeren. Yet in this flood of impressions by foreign travellers, it is striking to note the complete absence of certain themes. Has any traveller ever written a book on Spanish humor? How many are capable of seizing and understanding the Spaniard’s gracia, which, like his casticismo is impossible to translate"
Indeed, which is the 'true' Spain? And as to the Spaniards, "who" and "what" are they? On this you might want to check out THE SPANIARD AND THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, probably the most succinct symposium of Spaniards’ shortcomings and virtues ever published. It says much for Spaniards that the book quickly became a best-seller in Spain, despite the hard line and painful truths that the author brings to the fore.
It may lack sparkle but the Doce de Octubre marks the game-changing moment in the history of the world, no less!
Reputation is critical to enhancing buisness and is therefore a crucial asset for a country. In 2018 Sweden is the Most Reputable Country among the 55 polled. Seven of the Top Ten are European countries. Outside of the Top Ten Spain ranks 14th, the UK 16th, France 18th and Germany 19th. The USA, once the leader of the free world, is not seen as a responsible participant in the global community. It is ranked 34th. Iraq is the least reputable, ranking 55th.
The remarkable sense of individualism and independence is particularly striking among the Spanish poor. "He is not a common being; he is an extraordinary man…he possesses a spirit of proud independence"
The flood of writers and tourists who “relieve” the wonders of the Prado, the Escorial , who wax rhapsodic over the Alhambra, who visit each city and tell their tale with the illusion of having seen Spain is ever greater
Inspired millions. Vibrant presence. The last of the old-time prima donnas for the transcendent purity of her voice, the sweeping breadth of her repertory. Her fans called her La Superba. She passed away on 6 October 2018. But she will live on.
In our own day [i.e. in 1969] when 20 million foreigners swarm into Spain every year, the rage to sum up, to label, to praise and criticize, to explain, dissect and generalize on Spain has been an almost compulsory urge of travellers. Most, however, are content to accept its inhabitants uncritically, happy to loll on the beaches without racking their brains about the ultimate truths of the Spaniard. At any rate, Spain is changing and even its most entrenched characteristics are undergoing modifications as they are buffeted by the impact of modern communications and ideas.
The rage for travel in Spain came into vogue after 1825. In those early days there was one word that cropped up more than any other among the tourists: picturesque. "The picturesqueness we were seeking was found in abundance," wrote Théophile Gautier
While for Gautier Spain was a stamping ground in which to delight in voluptuous sensibilities, for Ford it was a vast storehouse of culture and customs, a veritable way of life with which to whet his erudition and invigorate his body. Dumas spent his whole trip in Spain trying to palliate his gourmet’s taste.
It's a film festival about sustainable growth in Madrid. Worth joining!
Afternoon sun dapples trees in front of the Royal Palace in early Fall
By Chris Collins
ACM is back from the summer holidays. See what's lined up for everyone this September!!
Shy, single, unemployed and rapidly approaching her thirtieth birthday, Evie Fuller heads to Madrid for sun-soaked adventures and a crash course in Spanish culture. She blossoms under the Spanish sun and discovers the hardest thing about moving abroad is deciding when to come home
By the time it reopens, the eight-month makeover of the centenary Gran Via subway station will have made it worthy of celebrating its 100th anniversary with – as the old song goes – rockets, bells and poetry! For one thing, it will be friendly to those whose mobility has been impaired. New lifts and escalators will have been installed and old ones modernized with the needs of the disabled very much in mind. Moreover, the station will have an easy access to the Cercanias at Sol station, that is, the commuter trains that service the Autonomous Region of Madrid.
“A good musician is an honest one, one who’s not terrified of being vulnerable and completely exposed. Music is all about self-expression and self-expression is about being your true self”
One of the most rewarding experiences for a foreigner in Spain is to venture into intriguing Spanish restaurants and feast on authentic Spanish food. That being said, sometimes it is necessary to indulge in a meal to remind you of home, and maybe soothe some homesick yearnings. But, although there are some American style restaurants in Madrid, finding authentic and unique ones can be quite a task.