Madrid

10 Off-the-beaten-Path Things to Do in Madrid

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Madrid has no shortage of sights to see, from the Prado and the Reina Sofia Museums to Buen Retiro Park. Any guidebook worth its salt will tell you to visit the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and the Puerta del Sol. And you should definitely see those places. But what about all the amazing sights you don’t read about in the guidebooks? You better believe [...]

Hostels We Love: Room007 in Madrid

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If I had to choose my favourite city for an indulging city break, Madrid would probably rank on top of that list. I've only been there once, and just for a short time, but there is something about the Spanish capital that convinced me of its awesomeness in basically no time. It's the stunning architecture on the way into town (I love the Torres Blancas and w[...]

Introduction to Madrid

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Until recently, I had never been to Spain. Whenever talking to someone about Spain,  I heard about the stunning architecture of Barcelona, the thrilling bull race of Pamplona, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the volcanic Canary Islands or the party nights on Mallorca and Ibiza. But hardly anybody ever mentions Madrid. Even though it is the Spanish [...]

Madrid: veggie lunching with the Hare Krishna

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On my recent trip I stumbled across something I had once read about on this same website. Kathrine had written a post about dining with the Hare Krishna, a religion that is friendly, but maybe sometimes hard to understand for outsiders when a group of them is wandering the streets in orange sheets, chanting the same two words for hours. When staying in Ma[...]

18 hours in Madrid

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I feel like it's been ages since I last got out on a vacation (in reality it's not so far back with my Italy trip in July) but when you work long hard days over an extended period of time, you need to get out and remember what you're working for. So when last week an opportunity came up for me to spend a week in Madrid, I didn't have to think too long and bo[...]