A RIDE ON THE AVE (AVLO, ACTUALLY) FOR €5? YOU’D BETTER BELIEVE IT!

A RIDE ON THE AVE (AVLO, ACTUALLY) FOR €5? YOU’D BETTER BELIEVE IT! »

31 Jan, 2020
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It used to be that much as one wanted to travel on the high speed AVE (Spanish High Speed train), with speeds of up to 310 Km/193 mi., one just had to forego the luxury because the prices were – and still are – prohibitive for some pockets. But now, out of the blue, you could go to Madrid from Barcelona, and vice versa, for a stupefying €5! Or €10 if you missed the promo.

SPAIN AND A WHOLE NEW BULL GAME: THE CLIMATE CORRIDA

SPAIN AND A WHOLE NEW BULL GAME: THE CLIMATE CORRIDA »

7 Dec, 2019
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One might say that COP25 and Greta Thunberg drowned out the spirit and festivities of Constitution Day. But it didn’t. One can have one and the other too, and the Spaniards are delighted more than twice over because what transpired on Constitution Day was a happy synergy. Not only is Spain proud of hosting COP25; it’s facing the climate challenge with more vigor and conviction than ever before. Now that it’s hosting COP25, the country is shouldering the responsibilities of a center-stage actor. Hopefully for the long haul.

THE LOVELY RAINBOW OVER MADRID

THE LOVELY RAINBOW OVER MADRID »

14 Jul, 2014
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A boy wondered what the people in the parade were there for and with boundless enthusiasm they told him, “For the gays!”

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN MADRID FOR  ¡FELICES FIESTAS!

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN MADRID FOR ¡FELICES FIESTAS! »

4 Dec, 2013
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A list of streets and parking lots that are likely to have restricted access during the Yuletide Season.

ERASMUS: The Beginning

ERASMUS: The Beginning »

7 Apr, 2013
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Panoramic view of  Toledo with the Alcazar and the Cathedral

Nick Purdue’s ERASMUS series Thoughts on a Year Living