ON THE TOWN

Restaurants and bars, movies, theater, dance, sports arenas, even the home… Keep abreast of what’s going on where, and how you can have the greatest fun.

FREEDOM CAKES MAKES IT EASY TO BE A VEGAN WITH A SWEET TOOTH

“We are often asked ‘How do you replace the eggs?’” Isabel Izquiedo said. “Don’t substitute the egg for anything. It’s a question of proportions. It’s research and development. The hardest technical feat of vegan baking is replicating the effects of the humble egg."

NEW YORK CITY CENTER PRESENTS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 20/20!

Flamenco Festival is dedicated to the promotion of flamenco artists outside of Spain, its annual international events showcasing the leading names in flamenco today, from world renowned artists and icons of traditional flamenco to the most innovative, emerging young stars. Flamenco Festival USA is a showcase for Spanish artists in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Boston, and other cities across the US. The New York City Center Flamenco Festival 20/20 celebrates the 20th season of this citywide event from March 27 to April 5.

ENTERTAINING SPRING 2020

Anti-Bacterial and Virus Hand Wipes ~ Microwave Lemon Curd ~ Sentimental Pillow Cushion ~ Chair Exercises for Feet

MADRID’S ALMOND BLOSSOM: IT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY!

When the almond trees bloom, the Parque de Los Molinos will be calling to you. Which is about NOW! Don’t be deaf to the call. Letting the delicate lovely flowers in great profusion enfold you is a sensorial bliss. And it’s only a dozen Metro stations from Plaza de Callao in the heart of the Spanish capital!

MADRID FASHION CATWALKS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Madrid's Sustainable Fashion Week reflected a growing awareness that fashion needs to be more sustainable. Actually, "circular economy is bubbling everywhere, in every sector, in everything we do here in Spain,” Patricia Astrain, founder of Recircular, observes. “It’s a great moment for us to move forward and push for it.”

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll!

Be kind to each other while you can. You never know when it will be your last chance.

GUIDEPPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS

Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe: "Mission to Spain concluded yesterday: deeply impressed by heroism of frontline workers, solidarity of people and inspiring resolve of Government. Careful optimism as result of bold measures, innovative approaches & courageous decisions."

SIGN OF THE TIMES – 2

Give me pictures any time!

SIGN OF THE TIMES – 1

Pictures: they tell the story better. . .

COVID-19, A VIEW FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. HUMANE?

We must look out for each other. None of us can do it alone. And yet when Europe needed to prove that it is not just a ‘fair weather Union', too many initially refused to share their umbrella.

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 2: Experiencing the CCSE and DELE, An Opportunity of a Lifetime in Spain

Meet aspirants to Spanish citizenship. Read about how they feel, what they do to prepare for the challenges of acquiring the citizenship, what their dreams are!

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 1: History of CCSE and DELE

Thousands of people from across the planet yearn to become Spanish citizens every year. When looking to gain Spanish nationality, the rules are different, depending on which country you're from. You either take two exams, the DELE A2 and the CCSE, or just one, the CCSE. Learn about the requirements for the nationality and how they came about. Read on!

SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM

The State of Alarm is a response to the alarming health situation (COVID-19 pandemic) caused by the coronavirus. It was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez following a 66% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in just one day (13 March), from 3146 to 5232. Today, Spain is second only to Italy in terms of the number of COVID-19 victims.

CORONAVIRUS: WHICH EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL WHEN IN SPAIN

In order not to collapse 112, the Emergency Phone in Spain, the great majority of the Autonomous Communities have installed emergency telephone lines specific to coronavirus. Those autonomous communities that haven’t, have kept the usual 112 and 061 numbers to attend to calls about COVID-19. See list.

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal

Standing in the street from eight to eight handing out discount cards for churros, after a fairly successful career as a musician in Honduras which involved touring the Americas, may not be a job to be smiling about. But to Robert, there are others who aren’t as lucky, who can't find work in Madrid. He wakes up each morning to pray and express thanks before smiling into the mirror as he prepares to stand in the intersection of Calles Arenal and San Martin and do his amazing job.

THE REAL MADRID

Any and everything about the fascinating capital city of Spain — and the Autonomous Community of Madrid — from its rich history through its vibrant present to what the future holds, recounted from every angle imaginable.
This category, however, goes beyond Madrid; it embraces stories of what occurred, are occurring, and will probably occur in the Spanish nation whose capital is Madrid.

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