CORONA FAILS TO SPOOK THE ZOMBIES INTO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN!

CORONA FAILS TO SPOOK THE ZOMBIES INTO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN! »

8 Nov, 2020
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I'm a freelance journalist who took off to Madrid for a look-see and enjoy what was on offer while I was there. I was hoping to write a story about Halloween in this once-bustling capital. Considering how fiesta-loving the Spaniards are, All Saints Day cum Halloween should be quite festive. On the other hand, I had to get real. These are unusual times, the Era of the Covid. And I should be prepared to join a terribly watered-down holiday. . . Guess what I found out!

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

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

23 Feb, 2020
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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!

AMAZON POP-UP AT THE CALLAO CITY LIGHTS USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY-SEASON BINGE!

AMAZON POP-UP AT THE CALLAO CITY LIGHTS USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY-SEASON BINGE! »

27 Nov, 2019
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Amazon swears it’s its BEST BLACK FRIDAY in Spain yet. It’s at the Callao City Lights in the nation’s capital. What’s in store for you apart from all the stuff that you might want to splurge on during these four-day event? Free manicure, can you beat that? Free others: Concerts, tomarse algo at the bar, taste-test different varies of café L’Or, get cartooned by a Hawkers caricaturist, snap your photo at the MeliaRewards, workshops for the whole family. . .

HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT GETTING PICKPOCKETED?

HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT GETTING PICKPOCKETED? »

3 Apr, 2019
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So have fun in Madrid – or any tourist places around Spain, for that matter – but be alert and always be on your guard

NO PLACE LIKE A CHOCOLATERÍA

NO PLACE LIKE A CHOCOLATERÍA »

29 Apr, 2017
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If you’re looking for a famously local Spanish treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, you should look no further than your nearest chocolatería!

IT’S SPRING, YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN MADRID!

IT’S SPRING, YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN MADRID! »

12 Apr, 2017
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There's no place like Madrid and time like Spring to -- among many others -- fall in love.

FAST FOOD IN THE SOPORIFIC LAND OF THE SIESTA

FAST FOOD IN THE SOPORIFIC LAND OF THE SIESTA »

27 Jan, 2015
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“There aren’t many things as radically antithetical to the essence of the Spaniard as fast food restaurants”