This year, Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. It is The Year of the Pig, celebrated by more than 20 percent of the world's population. To all the Chinese people worldwide, we wish you A HAPPY NEW CHINESE NEW YEAR!
Don’t forget that paella is a rice dish whatever delightful ingredients you mix it with. Therefore, rice takes center stage. Having said that, think Bomba or Sollana rice, virgin olive oil, enamelled pan, firewood or gas stove, feeding straight from the pan. Now you're ready to get ready for the party!
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Start off the New Year with a very special treat, the Princeton University Symphony Orchestra performing at San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, on the 2nd of February. And it's FREE too!
The accord between El Corte Inglés, benchmark of Spanish commerce, and Alibaba, the digital giant from China, is welcomed by both partners with such a great enthusiasm one would think it was marriage made in heaven. El Corte Inglés press releases are rosy and replete with optimism. The partners present the accord as the answer to Jeff Bezos’ dominant position in global e-commerce.
Although it is illegal to possess or sell marijuana in a public area, club owners can obtain licenses to operate private associations to smoke and sell weed. But operating within this space creates a multitude of problems for club owners looking to advance their business. Be that as it may, private weed clubs in Madrid are on the rise. Per some estimates, Madrid will surpass Barcelona, where there are currently over 300 private clubs, as the weed capital of Spain by 2020.
"A world without poverty, through the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, is the future that we want"
I have been accused of being a miser, but I prefer to consider myself "thrifty"! I figure why pay more when you can pay less? With my attitude, I'd never make it in the fashion scene in New York or London or Paris. Maybe Madrid is more forgiving!
Over 2 billion active Facebook users worldwide. Instagram, the fastest rising social media, has 1 billion. Odnoklassniki (ever heard of it?) has 71,000,000. It's the 15th top social networking site. Facebook is tops in Spain as in most countries throughout the world.
Chances are that Spanish children would have both The Magi and Santa! Think about it, two bountiful bearers of gifts instead of just one, from the East and from the West, and the Royals coming right on the jovial heels of Ho Ho Ho!
"A sure sign of the economic recovery of our country and of the resilience of the tourism sector"
All sectors in the Spanish economy enjoyed export growth from January to October 2018, latest period for which records are available. The main positive contributions to export growth came from the capital goods sector, energy products, chemical products and non-chemical semi-manufactures. The flip side: Imports grew in all sectors too.
Spansih National Police arrests foreign terrorist fighter who was hiding in Barcelona after fighting for DAESH in Syria
In 1909 the Spanish winegrowers had such a bountiful harvest there was an excess of supply over demand. They had to think of a way to dispose of the surplus. They told the people eating a grape with each stroke of the clock toward the magic hour will bring prosperity throughout the new year. If, on the other hand, you don't join the ritual, you're cursed.That sent people scrambling to buy the grapes!
Madrid is one of the most important theater capitals of Europe. Here are some of the best musicals onstage right now: El Rey Leon (The Lion King), Anastasia, El Medico, El Jovencito Frankenstein, Punto de Partida-Por ti Rocío, West Side Story, Billy Eliott . . .
Biking in Madrid is so much fun. Besides, it is less of a challenge than biking in, say, the writer's hometown in the States! Find out why!
More than 70 Christmas stands of embassies and international institutions!
Madrid is not only one of the best valued cities, according to the Best Cities Global Alliance; Best Cities also predicts Madrid's brilliant rise in the ranking in the next few years. It is currently the eleventh on the list of the world's top 100 cities. The top three are London, Paris and New York.
It's lots of fun in the spirit of Christmas. You simply can't give it a miss!
The remake of the hundred year old Gran Via is part of the city’s broader plan, the Madrid Central, the Central Area of Low Emissions which, ultimately, will phase out pollutant traffic from the central district of the city where 72% of movements are owing to internal combustion cars. Imagine a place without them. Paradise recouped
More than 76% of wine in Spain is drunk at home. And only 23.7% is consumed in the HORECA (hotel, restaurant, café) sector. In view of this, and the fact that we're now in the Jolly Holiday Season (aka The Wine Season), you might want to attend the wine-at-home demonstration at La Moraleja!
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