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.
Why go to a bullfight when there are so many other things to do in Madrid? Daniel shares how he got over his squeamishness at the centuries-old ritual and learned to love “los toros”.
The old Madrid is fading as it turns itself into a European capital with sushi bars and hipster cafés. Experience castizo or genuine Madrid while you can.
In Spain, the aperitivo is something more than just a little bite to whet your appetite: it’s a social event. Surprise!
Better order yourself a drink if you’ve just had lunch or dinner with Spanish people. Sitting around and talking after a meal isn’t unusual but the Spanish certainly have taken it to a whole new level.