Madrid is not a city where your average tourist could admire wonders of old architecture. There is no medieval city centre. There is no breathtaking cathedral. Well, there is Almudena, but the only reason it takes your breath away is its sheer ugliness. There are many precedents in Spanish history that demonstrate certain resistance to … More 126 – Brutiful Madrid
An excellent tip for an autumn day escape from Madrid. I am perfectly aware that it’s end of December, and that my advice comes a little late, but hopefully it will be autumn again, at some point. Next year. Potentially. I wanted to try my best and give everybody a Christmas break from my ranting, … More 124 – Around Madrid: Montejo de la Sierra
I am so much behind with this blog and finally got to reviewing and publishing the photos from last summer that it almost seems like I’m nostalgic. I am anything but. Summer is possibly my least favourite season of the year, especially in this country, when it’s simply too hot to do anything, any sport … More 123 – Goodbye, summer!
Relax everyone, no rant this time. I have literally no strength. The only good thing about this tedious month is Sant’Ambrogio, not because I am in any way devout to this particular saint, but because the Milan opera house, La Scala, launches the new season and airs the performance worldwide. Other than that, this time … More 121 – Toledo & Segovia II
Summer in Madrid is to be avoided, or rather, Madrid in summer. The city becomes a frying pan. I really struggle to understand what is the appeal of hot weather, and I look rather suspiciously at people who claim they love it. Because what exactly is there to love when the thermometer still shows 38 … More 118- Around Madrid
When my Spanish teacher proposed I joined a group of her other students for a weekend trip to Granada, I reluctantly agreed, my reasoning being that I may probably have to travel with other people at some point again, so I may as well test my resistance to travel companions. However, switching from discovering the … More 112 – Granada
It’s been some time since I wrote something sensible on the blog. That’s mainly because I haven’t had anything too interesting to write about as I don’t suppose anyone cares all that much about how I am settling down in Madrid. In case someone does: so far, I am loving it. Living in a country … More 111 – EuroRant