Oh, just shut up and have some horse meat!

Horse meat is back in the news! No, not because it’s been found in lasagna or hamburgers in Tesco. Not because all of England and Ireland are on

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Three Goats in Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain

Three goats. Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain. Colmenarejo is about 45 minutes bus ride from Moncloa, and it’s a nice place to walk around and see some animals. Also, there’s

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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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False Anglicisms in Spanish: friki, footing, puenting, feeling and more

Spanish people use a lot of false anglicisms. The other day I wrote an article that I feel is destined for fame in the Spanish-speaking world. It’s about

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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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The most ambiguous sentence in the Spanish language

“A ver si tomamos algo” is perhaps the most ambiguous sentence in the Spanish language. Roughly translated as “Maybe we could have a drink together some day,” it

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