Prepare for pralines, prawns, and much more: here’s 8 things you might find surprising about the holidays in Madrid. Christmas in Spain is a mix of the traditional and the modern. And now, with less blackface!
Let’s face it: the customer service in Spain isn’t the best. And that’s part of the charm of living here… except when it stops being charming. Klara reports on the pain of being “spained” by less-than-helpful staff in Madrid.
It’s summer, and it’s hot! And in a city where many houses don’t have air conditioning, the heat can be quite a problem. But don’t despair… Try keeping cool like the locals!
Anyone want some dessert? Spanish pastries might not be internationally famous, but they have a lot to offer madrileños with a sweet tooth–and there’s one for every major holiday!
Don’t be afraid to down a few glasses of Madrid’s tap water. It’s some of the best in Spain!
Getting a haircut in a foreign language can be an adventure, and leave you looking cartoonish. Should you try to be modernilla or stick with your style from back home? Cassandra Gambill reports.
Madrid’s Almudena Cemetery has more “residents” than the city itself, and visitors can get a taste of the city’s history if they’re willing to make the hike to La Elipa.