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BIG Price Raise in Madrid Public Transportation

Starting 1 May 2012, end-users of Madrid’s Public Transportation System will feel the sting of the sharpest price raises in 10-years. This raise takes place at the same time as the prices of gasoline, electricity and natural gas go up … Continue reading

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Spain’s General Labor Strike Today

Today is a General Labor Strike in Spain against labor reform. That’s not to say no one is going to work, but enough so you’d notice. Some small shops and restaurants are closed because they don’t have the personnel to … Continue reading

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Madrid Airport Express Shuttle Bus

Madrid’s Airport Express Shuttle Bus has been in operation for over a year and is an easy alternative – for many – to taxis, “cercanías” regional trains, and even the metro for getting into downtown Madrid cheaply and quickly. The … Continue reading

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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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AVE Train Madrid-Barcelona

The high-speed AVE train between Madrid and Barcelona opened in 2008 and has been making travel between the two Spanish giant cities fast-and-easy ever since, creating real competition with the airlines. Or has it? Not so long ago, the trip … Continue reading

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Spain Travel by Bus, Train, or Airplane?

People often ask me which is the best way to travel around Spain for the visitor. Answering this question is always difficult because “the best way” means different things to different people and many details must be considered before deciding. … Continue reading

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