Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Madrid Tourist Bus – No More Madrid Vision

The 10-year old hop-on hop-off bus operated by “Madrid Vision” has become a horse of different color. Actually, it’s the same color but with a big metal sign covering the original name. As of today, 31 January 2011, the city … Continue reading

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Brit Harry Redknapp “Mugged” in Madrid

A British friend here in Madrid brought to our attention (on the MadridMan’s ALL SPAIN Message Board) an article published on Sky News regarding Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager (of football/soccer in North London), who had his wallet stolen … Continue reading

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New Apple Store in Madrid Puerta del Sol

Folks, it’s official. They’ve signed the lease. The much-rumored New Apple Store in Madrid, Spain will likely be inaugurated at the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012. It will be located in the emblematic Puerta del Sol, specifically at … Continue reading

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Raphael sings Aquarius – IN “ENGLISH”

Anyone older than 60 years old knows who “Raphael” is – as well as the children of countless Spanish housewives of the 1960s & 1970s. He’s Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez, born in Linares, Jaén, Spain in 1943 but he and … Continue reading

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5-Year Anniversary Living in Madrid

The day pretty much came and went without any fanfare. I realized it sometime late in the night although it had crossed my mind several times throughout the month of December 2010. On December 30, 2005, 40-year old “MadridMan” arrived … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban: Spain Takes Its Last Puff Indoors

First, Happy New Year, World! Today we find ourself riding through the mysterious date 1-1-11. I’m sure that means something to someone somewhere. Second, “smoke ’em if you got ’em” because, starting tomorrow, a Spain-wide smoking ban goes into effect … Continue reading

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