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My Favorite Foods of Europe

To travel is to taste the world. And Europe presents a particularly eclectic hotchpotch of flavours. From the strange to the sublime, I’ve sampled various dishes and foodstuffs throughout my jaunts across the continent and here (in no particular order) are some of my personal favourites: Gran Canaria Though the Atlantic archipelago presents a popular …

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Three Art-filled Days in Madrid

According to Paulo Coelho, “a city is like a capricious woman: she takes time to be seduced and to reveal herself completely,” which is an apt springboard of thought for Spain’s capital city – and magnificent matriarch – Madrid. As far as European cities go – Madrid arguably has it all. Cosmopolitan, cultured and swimming in …

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A Visit to Lavapies, Madrid’s Most Diverse and Revolutionary Neighbourhood

While the rest of her country huddled around television sets to watch their national football team become the most successful of all time, Montserrat was sitting in a dark room in Madrid, with a 53-year old ex-Flamenco dancer, smoking hash. “Damn football,” she said. “It’s just another way to make us forget how screwed up our …

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Where to Stay in Madrid: Editor’s Picks

8 Best Neighborhoods in Madrid Centro Malasaña Universidad Barrio de La Latina Literary Quarter Lavapiés Chueca Retiro Salamanca Centro Centro, as the name indicates, is the heart of Madrid. This area is one of the best neighborhoods in Madrid to stay in, if you want to explore mainly on foot and want to be right …

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Real Madrid Stadium and Tour

Real Madrid is arguably the most famous football club in the world. With nine European Cups and thirty-one domestic championships, the club is among the most decorated in Europe. At its 85,000-seat ground, the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid have an entire museum devoted to the awards, trophies and heroes of the club. Given the dramatic …

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Getting Around Madrid on the Cheap

Though wandering around the streets of Madrid is a great way to see the city, be sure to take advantage of the fantastic public transportation system in the capital. Getting to Madrid From the Airport Madrid Barajas International Airport connects to the city by Metro line 8 and by Cercanias commuter train line C-1. The fastest, and …

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Munching Your Way Through Madrid’s Vibrant Food Scene

Any trip to Madrid could quickly become food-centric, as one visits Madrid’s vibrant food scene at the markets, taverns, restaurants, and bars; sampling the best that Spain’s capital city has to offer. From delicious Spanish breakfast foods to savory paella, don’t miss any opportunity to eat more Spanish food!!! One might as well begin with …

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