5 Reasons Why Living in Madrid is Awesome

Life has been pretty difficult here in Spain for the last few years. Our 25% unemployment rate is not making many people optimistic about the future, and the

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Austerity Donkeys

Donkeys are a very popular mode of transport in the new climate of austerity in Spain. Dumpster diving is also making a comeback, according to the New York

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The Grape Harvest, El Molar, Spain

This is September, during the grape harvest. El Molar is pretty nice – it has some bodegas up on the top of the hill where they make bad

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Lighthouse, Santander, Spain

Lighthouse, Santander, Spain. Many years later, Santander is still one of my favorite places in Spain.

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Monthly Farmers’ Market, Casa de Campo

Heads up, everyone! There’s a great new event happening the first Saturday of every month in Casa de Campo: a farmer’s market organized by the local Cámara Agraria.

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Two days after the general strike, A Coruña, Spain

Vacation for Holy Week this year was in A Coruña, way up north in the region of Galicia. Nice place. Here are a couple of photos. Two days

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Casa en huelga, Madrid, Spain

Casa en huelga, 29 Marzo, Madrid, España. This is my old neighborhood – Puente de Vallecas. Not the most exciting part of the city. This was the day of

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Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid, Spain

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena here in Madrid. The Virgin of the Almudena was supposedly re-discovered in the spot where the cathedral now stands, after being

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Statue of man with violin and dog

I have no idea what the story is here. This guy is half-naked and carrying a violin. Usually a dog means it’s San Roque, but San Roque carries

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Puente de Toledo with Roses, Madrid, Sapin

  Puente de Toledo with roses, Madrid. I love Madrid Río!

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