32 Reasons Why I Love Spain – an open letter

Dear Spain, I know our relationship has had its ups and downs. You have your problems and I have mine. Neither of us is perfect. And I admit

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Spain’s Christmas Lottery has locals (and tourists) reaching for their wallets

The lottery is a tax on those who don’t understand mathematics. Or at least so they say. And there is no greater demonstration of this quote than the

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American Ignorance: How Much do Americans Know about Spain?

How much does your average American know about Spain? Probably very little. So are Americans all ignorant? Well, that’s a longer story, which I’ll tell here. Let me

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Beat the Heat in Madrid: 9 ways to cool off like a local this summer

Summertime. If there’s one thing nearly everyone in Madrid can agree on these days, it’s this… It’s hot. And in a country where many houses don’t have air

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Is the Spanish timetable getting you down? Blame Hitler!

I wrote this article 10 years ago, in 2013. Those were different times. The Partido Popular was in charge, and we were in year five of the Great

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Revisiting the Great Recession, or: how to waste your youth in a country in crisis

What’s shakin, y’all? I recently got back from about 5 weeks in the US. Funny thing about that: I’d heard from all sides that the US was now

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Why you should TOTALLY go to a Real Madrid match – and how to get tickets

Want to go to a Real Madrid match? Okay, let’t talk about it… See, last week I published a guest-post article about why going to a match isn’t

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Dear Spain: Please stop ruining international cuisine

Thinking of making a paella this weekend? Considering adding some chorizo to that paella? “Burn, heretic!” At least, that’s what a lot of Spanish people would say. I

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Embracing the Sprunch: why brunch in Madrid isn’t like the brunch back home

by Klara Nordström As a semi-hipster millennial with an appetite and an Instagram obsession – of course I brunch. While I would never describe myself as a ‘foodie’

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3 reasons why going to a Real Madrid match totally isn’t worth it

Is going to a Real Madrid match a waste? Today’s article is a guest post by Nick, a fellow blogger here in Madrid. Nick is from Northern California,

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