Monthly Archives: December 2007

Dia de los Santos Inocentes – How Spanish Am I REALLY?

Today, 28 December, is Día de los Santos Inocentes in Spain and Latin America. It’s also Friday. In short, it somewhat historically commemorates a Christian just-after-the-death-of-Christ legend in which King Herodes ordered the deaths of all children younger than 2 … Continue reading

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Spain’s Christmas Lottery

(NOTE: also see the entry, “El Gordo 2009: Spain’s Christmas Lottery” as well as the 2008 entry.) It’s not Christmas in Spain until people start lining up to buy their lottery tickets! The “Loteria de Navidad” is Spain’s Christmas Lottery. … Continue reading

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Pedro Almodovar and Casa Ananias in Madrid

The following Blog entry includes: CHEAP DVD shopping my brush-with-fame a FANTASTIC restaurant review a relaxing non-alcoholic beer at a famous café Today was a HISTORICAL day. I met my good English buddy Steve at the newsstand kiosk outside the … Continue reading

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Pac-Man Christmas Tree in Madrid

Funny how we accidentally find things on the internet which interest us or make us laugh. This is what happened just a couple minutes ago and felt it was an appropriate, relative thing about which to make a posting. I … Continue reading

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Christmas in Madrid

Christmas in Madrid is something to experience; Christmas lights are everywhere, holiday shoppers pack the streets, and the bars and restaurants are seemingly full ALL the time! During Christmastime, getting from POINT A to POINT B in Madrid is generally … Continue reading

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Cirque du Soleil’s DELIRIUM in Madrid

MadridMan joyfully witnessed yesterday’s (Saturday, 6pm) Cirque du Soleil performance of DELIRIUM – created and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon – at Madrid’s Palacio de Deportes, near the GOYA metro station in the Barrio de Salamanca. The seats … Continue reading

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MadridMan Asks: “Where is the Love?”

MadridMan asks on his 42nd birthday, “Where is the Love?” The following IS NOT a self-centered attempt to garner birthday well-wishes but rather to make all of us think about the world in which we live. If the below video … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Spanish Establishments Closing

Many times we don’t even notice them – until they’re gone. We walk by them day after day. On occasion we’ll pop in to buy someone small. In other cases it’s where we do our near-daily shopping. I’m talking about … Continue reading

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