A Second Opinion: Oh, those wonderful Rebajas de Enero!

A Second Opinion: Oh, those wonderful Rebajas de Enero! »

8 Jan, 2019
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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!

FREE PRINCETON CONCERT. WHAT A SPECIAL TREAT!

FREE PRINCETON CONCERT. WHAT A SPECIAL TREAT! »

7 Jan, 2019
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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!

MOST POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES WORLDWIDE: YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW!

MOST POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES WORLDWIDE: YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW! »

6 Jan, 2019
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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.

WHO WOULD KIDS RATHER HAVE, SANTA OR THE MAGI?

WHO WOULD KIDS RATHER HAVE, SANTA OR THE MAGI? »

6 Jan, 2019
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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!

SPANIARDS ARE SPENDING MORE ON TOURISM. GOOD NEWS, SAYS STATE SECRETARY OF TOURISM

SPANIARDS ARE SPENDING MORE ON TOURISM. GOOD NEWS, SAYS STATE SECRETARY OF TOURISM »

29 Dec, 2018
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"A sure sign of the economic recovery of our country and of the resilience of the tourism sector"

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A BRIGHT SPOT IN THE SPANISH ECONOMY

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A BRIGHT SPOT IN THE SPANISH ECONOMY »

29 Dec, 2018
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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.

TEA TIME!

TEA TIME! »

29 Dec, 2018
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 A confirmed Italian Espresso and Caffé enthusiast takes a liking to tea. See her short list.

THE CAPTURE OF A DANGEROUS TERRORIST

THE CAPTURE OF A DANGEROUS TERRORIST »

29 Dec, 2018
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Spansih National Police arrests foreign terrorist fighter who was hiding in Barcelona after fighting for DAESH in Syria

THE MERCANTILE TRUTH BEHIND THE “LUCKY 12 GRAPES” OF THE NEW YEAR IN SPAIN

THE MERCANTILE TRUTH BEHIND THE “LUCKY 12 GRAPES” OF THE NEW YEAR IN SPAIN »

29 Dec, 2018
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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!

A Second Opinion: Biking in Madrid!

A Second Opinion: Biking in Madrid! »

28 Dec, 2018
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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!