The thing about being an expat is you have the ability to look at Madrid from the outside as well as inside. Here are some of those insights about life in Madrid made by those who call this amazing city home.
The follow up to “4 Things I’ve learned about American culture while living in Spain” article.
What’s the difference between “ahora” and “ahora mismo”? When is it ok to show up late? When isn’t it? A guide to the Spanish concept of time.
When you move to another country, many of the deep-set ideas you had about your home country seem just weird. Here are some revelations about the USA.
Foreigners in Madrid often bemoan Spanish bureaucracy but the locals handle it with ease. Why is that? History bears out the Spanish invented red tape.
If language and sociability aren’t factors, how is it that after years of living in Madrid, we expats find ourselves with no close Spanish friends?
La Paloma is Madrid’s best fiesta for its intensity and sheer fun with thousands of people crowding the streets ordering drinks from sidewalk counters.
The menú del día or set lunch is a fixture in Spanish restaurants the best deal in town. But where did it come from?