5 reasons why living in Spain is pretty damn glamorous

You feel that? If you’ve been living in Spain for a while, I’m sure you have. You’re at home in your room in a shared flat, listening to your

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Madrid Río and some fantastic wooden pigs

A couple of wooden pigs (or maybe they’re boars) on Madrid’s newly-opened riverwalk, Madrid Río. Madrid Río makes me pretty optimistic – new things and good things are

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La marea ciudadana del 23-F

Después de toda una semana que la ciudad estaba muerta, las calles vacías, los bares sin clientes, ayer hubo la manifestación del 23-F. La marea ciudadana, en contra

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Cómo ligar con guiris – ligar con extranjeras es posible si sabes cómo…

Debido al aplastante éxito de mi artículo de ayer “Cómo ligar en inglés” he buscado un poco más información sobre el tema de las relaciones interculturales. Y he

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Scenes from the Spanish Crisis: Local Wives Turned Prostitutes

It’s pretty easy to find prostitutes in Madrid. They stand around on certain streets, and advertise openly… Anyway, you know your country’s in crisis when an “escort service”

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Valentine’s Day in Madrid

Ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Madrid? Years ago, people in Madrid unanimously agreed that Valentines Day was a stupid American holiday only celebrated by stupid Americans. They’d

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Spanish Sabores food blog

One of the other writers I met way back in the day while collaborating with (the now-defunct) Vaya Madrid magazine is Lauren, who has a really well-done food

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Conversation with a hairstylist in Madrid

This happened to me. For real. This morning. Here in Madrid… or at least in Vallecas. I went to the place I’ve been going to for a few

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Conversation in the language school #2

I occasionally used to have these fun conversations back when I worked in a big language school in Madrid. Me: The Grand Canyon is really the only thing

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My Novel about Zombies Infiltrating Opus Dei and Spanish High Society

One day, a group of zombies decided to infiltrate Spanish high society. They thought it would be a good idea to join Opus Dei in order to secretly

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