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English-Speaking Friends Return to Home Countries

This is not a tourism-focused blog entry. Clearly! But I often have “feelings”, other experiences, which really have nothing to do with tourism. I guess any non-Spanish-native has these longings, these deep, inexplicable yearnings for sound, safe, familiar grounds. This, … Continue reading

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Taxis in Madrid

Madrid taxis can be found throughout the city – but fewer in the neighborhoods immediately outside of the downtown (where I live). Taxis are always found around shopping centers, hospitals, and, of course, bus & train stations as well as … Continue reading

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For a Spanish Experience, Avoid Irish Pubs

Irish Pubs in Madrid are not unique. One might initially think so but these “novelty pubs” are throughout the city and, in fact, throughout the world! I’m not even sure what all the mystique is about. Is it the large … Continue reading

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Madrid’s Cine Ideal – Original Version Movies

Cine Ideal, located on the Plaza Jacinto Benavente in Madrid near Puerta del Sol, is part of the Yelmo Cineplex chain. It’s also my favorite cinema here for showing Versión Original movies in English – if they’re American or English … Continue reading

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