Cooking like a Spaniard – Where to Start!

Spanish food is fun and delicious! Mealtime traditions in Spain revolve heavily around socialising and sharing, whether it’s savoury tapas plates and yummy sweets to huge, traditional meals. It really won’t take you long to perfect the art of eating all…

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Spain’s Sporting Events

In Madrid (and Spain), there are dozens of different sporting events for you to enjoy as a spectator. Right here in Madrid there is a tennis tournament and a marathon. Across Spain there is a cycling competition and in Barcelona…

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Fame in Spain: Sergio Ramos

Family man, Spanish Icon, Spanish national team defender, Real Madrid Capitan, it’s hard to find something that Sergio Ramos isn’t. Born in an off-the map southern Andalusian town, Ramos began his career with Sevilla FC starting out as a striker…

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What is a ‘Puente’ Anyway?

However you’re spending your life in Spain, whether you’re working full time, interning, or you’re a student here, the chances are that you’ll at some point have some days off for a much needed, (and hopefully well-deserved), rest! If you…

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The Reality Show Avalanche Hits Spain!

The Spanish really have a lot to thank America for: Big Macs, Jordans, and now, reality TV. Back in 2000, when Gran Hermano first came into the Spanish screens, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact it would have….

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Odd Spanish Expressions: Subirse a las Barbas

The Spanish and their facial hair-related idioms are like the Kardashians and their children’s names. We don’t know how they came up with them, but hate them or love them, they’re there! Just because it’s accepted doesn’t make it seem…

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Celebrating the Dead on Día de Todos los Santos

We have officially reached October (although the weather in Madrid right now would suggest otherwise), which means it’s time to get excited for the spookiest time of the year! Now most of you are probably thinking that I’m talking about…

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Cafe de Chinitas: Home of Flamenco

Imagine yourself sitting at a table with a small group of friends, sharing a bottle of Ribera red wine, chatting over a shared plate of Manchego cheese and Iberian ham anxiously waiting for the night to start. The restaurant you’re…

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San Isidro Kitchen – Rosquillas listas

If you are in Madrid for the weekend of San Isidro, there is no doubt you will pass by these delicious delicacies while taking a stroll down the festive streets. Rosquillas are a popular Spanish pastry traditionally eaten in May…

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