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Madrid’s Foreign Food Offerings

29 Aug

Good foreign food in Madrid can be a bit of a challenge to find, both for eating out and buying ingredients to make tasty curries or pad Thai en casa. To help the situation, I have assembled this short, Asia-centric guide to some good restaurants and supermarkets.

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The Costa de la Luz- the Beaches in Mazagón

15 Aug

I’m writing this in the Ave, Spain’s high-speed rail system, as it takes us from what has to be one of the most splendid, unspoiled areas of this wonderful country- La Costa de la Luz. Continue reading

Community-Controlled Spaces in Madrid

7 Aug

Madrid has changed a lot since I moved here almost five years ago. One of the things I really missed upon arrival were the public art spaces where people could go and perform or show their work. Spain (and Madrid) has world-class art museums but they are all ‘part of the system’ and state-sponsored. There was no where for up-and-coming artists to go and certainly no large ad-hoc cultural events. The closest thing were small shows in bars.  Continue reading