MADRID: THERE’S SUCH A THING AS FREE RIDE, HONEST!

MADRID: THERE’S SUCH A THING AS FREE RIDE, HONEST! »

5 Jul, 2020
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Since 18 February 2020, Madrid folk can go up and down Gran Via on Bus 001 of the Zero Line free! You get to pass stunning avenues along the way. You get another free ride on Bus 002. 002 is dubbed the slowest bus in the nation’s capital, its tortous but historic and titillating route being narrow streets.

NONCHALANT NO MORE

NONCHALANT NO MORE »

27 Feb, 2020
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Spain has finally learned that where the notorious coronavirus is concerned, no country is an island. When northern Italy was hit by the virus, everyone felt it was just a matter of hours – not days – before the virus reared its ugly head here. Spanish Minister of Health Salvador Illa urges calm, common sense and trust in the public health system, Spain’s crown jewel. Fifteen people have tested positive and the number is likely to rise in the looming pandemia. People in Spain are caught between believing and blind panic.

TITANIC ALLIANCE GANGS UP ON BILLIONAIRE BEZOS

TITANIC ALLIANCE GANGS UP ON BILLIONAIRE BEZOS »

17 Jan, 2019
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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.

A Second Opinion: Beyond “Topicos Tipicos” in New Age Spain!

A Second Opinion: Beyond “Topicos Tipicos” in New Age Spain! »

6 Apr, 2018
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I am anything but Spanish and perhaps that's why I can be somewhat objective about the way Spaniards tend to be depicted, saddled as they are with "topicos tipicos" that tend to arise in a discussion about Spain: flamenco, bullfight, tapas, paradores nacionales. . .

THE TASTE OF AMERICAN SUCCESS

THE TASTE OF AMERICAN SUCCESS »

5 Oct, 2015
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The success story of Taste of America, the quintessential American supermarket, in a country where Mediterranean diet reigns supreme

THE CHARMS OF MADRID SEEN THROUGH LOVING CALGARIAN EYES

THE CHARMS OF MADRID SEEN THROUGH LOVING CALGARIAN EYES »

15 Mar, 2015
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“The many undeniable charms of Madrid makes it the unique city that it is, whether the infamous economic crisis is still going on or over!”