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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The 6 sweetest words in the English teacher’s vocabulary

Today there’s a Metro strike in Madrid, and I spent nearly two hours walking to class. I could have taken the Metro anyway, because the government mandates a

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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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Summer is Coming to Madrid – 6 Things I’m excited about this summer

Spending the summer in Madrid? It should be fun. Read on to find out more… Yes, folks, summer is on its way. The eternal debate, however, still rages

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The 10 Best Spanish Foods – my favorites from Spanish cuisine

Looking for the best Spanish foods to try on your next trip? Well, look no further… I’ve tried it all. (Basically.) Thing is, I came to Spanish food

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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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Spring in Casa de Campo, Madrid

It’s spring in Casa de Campo – Madrid’s most natural park. And the good news is that the whole park is basically right in the middle of the

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Abandoned Cinema, Manzanares el Real, Spain

Abandoned cinema – Manzanares el Real, Madrid, Spain. It’s just a photo. Since then – a few years ago, like maybe around 2010 – this cinema has been

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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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