The Flea Market of Madrid | EL RASTRO

The Flea Market of Madrid | EL RASTRO

Every Sunday (and public holiday) in Madrid there is a massive flea market called El Rastro. Spanning from the La Latina metro stop all the way down Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, tapering off near the Acacias metro station. It is a tradition that dates from Medieval ages, and it attracts thousands of tourists [...]

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Beyond Madrid | Hiking in Cercedilla

Beyond Madrid | Hiking in Cercedilla

When you live in a big city, sometimes you forget how to breathe. You are smothered by mile-high sky scrapers and endless city blocks of apartment complexes, choked out by the constant noise and air pollution and congested by the constant streams of movement, hustle and bustle up and down the busy streets. Over time, [...]

Ultimate Guide to Brunch in Madrid

Ultimate Guide to Brunch in Madrid

Brunch is the best meal that exists. It is a basic activity that brings me an immense amount of joy. I have spent over the last year exploring different brunch offerings around Madrid, and I compiled my favorites into this guide for anyone missing the comforts of home in the form of eggs benedict. I [...]

Madrid Mondays | A Trip to the Zoo

Madrid Mondays | A Trip to the Zoo

Since I've committed myself to living in Madrid for at least 9 months, potentially an additional year after that, I have been determined to really get out and see as much of the city as I can. All the attractions, museums and hotspots are on my list. I'm definitely not a huge fan of animals [...]

Day Trip from Madrid: Aranjuez

Day Trip from Madrid: Aranjuez

The first weekend of December in Madrid was a holiday weekend, and with four days off to enjoy and a steady influx of tourists coming to Madrid to tackle their Christmas shopping, my friends and I opted to cross a new city in Spain off of our lists of places to visit. Aranjuez. Aranjuez is [...]

Dinner & A Show | Flamenco in Madrid

Dinner & A Show | Flamenco in Madrid

I had read about Flamenco in my Spanish culture classes in college, seen video clips on YouTube of the dancers performing and had heard about the history of the art form, but hadn't seen a live performance until I found myself at Taberna Flamenca El Cortijo in the rough neighborhood of Vallecas in Madrid. We [...]

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Madrid, Spain

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a beautiful city that is a great place to visit, especially during the spring and autumn months. It is almost smack dab in the middle of Spain, and access to surrounding areas (Barcelona, Malaga, Seville etc) are fairly accessible and close by a train or flight. Where to Stay Hostal Salamanca This hostel [...]