When I was living in Madrid, I decided not to do much for New Year’s Eve. I made that decision partly because all of my friends had left for the holidays, but largely because all the clubs in the city were charging entrance fees upwards of 100 Euros when the standard 15 to 20 Euros […]
When the bus pulled over in a pitch black residential area on the outskirts of Barcelona and the driver practically shoved us out the door, we knew for sure we had missed our stop. We had tickets on a night bus to Madrid and had decided to take a city bus to the long distance […]
This funny sign from Gibraltar is warning visitors not to mock the monkeys, because apparently their feelings get hurt. And when their feelings get hurt they bite. I’ve written about the thieving monkeys in Thailand in the past and am fully aware that our simian friends can possess the same annoying traits found in us […]
Sorry for the misleading (yet totally accurate) headline and sorry for the disappointment—it’s simply a clothing store, located just outside the Plaza Major in downtown Madrid, Spain. Not a bad name for a store though. I’m guessing they get a lot of disappointed pop-ins, but many of them might feel too embarrassed to leave immediately […]
I found this guy hanging in a butcher shop window near Atocha Station in downtown Madrid, Spain.
My apartment in Madrid was a few minutes from Retiro Park. On sunny days, which is just about every day in Madird, much of the city heads to Retiro to jog, lift weights or play football, tennis or basketball and afterwards, the men hit the little pond to take their shirts off and row each […]