All posts tagged Spain

5 Unmissable Cultural Centres in Madrid  

Art exhibitions, concerts, quirky cafes, study spaces and gift shops: these cultural centres have it all; and what’s more, they’re usually free. Spain has made an effort to accommodate the vast number […]

Day Trips for an Escape from Madrid

Whilst Madrid has absolutely captivated me, the Spanish capital can get a bit claustrophobic at times. It may have a lot to offer but it is still a relatively small […]

A Foreigner’s Guide to Madrid’s Barrios

Barrio (/ˈbarɪəʊ/) – a district of a town in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. Want to visit the Spanish capital but don’t know where to stay? Are you an Erasmus student […]

8 things to do in Madrid for under €5

Whilst Madrid is one of Europe’s cheaper cities, it’s still a capital city and therefore carries a larger price tag than many other destinations on the continent. But the price […]

Four Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad

So, you’re studying abroad. Firstly, I’m so jealous, can I please come with you? Secondly… I imagine you are vomiting at the very thought of it! Let’s face it, moving […]

Year Abroad. Part 16: Buenas Noches

So, Madrid called. They said they wanted to see me, so I popped over for the weekend, and, with my girl being a native, despite her misleading blonde hair, I […]

Year Abroad. Part 13: Bridging the Gap

New year, new semester. After a two-week baptism of fire in the French examination system, culminating in a gym furnished with 400 white plastic garden chairs, in which examiners answer […]

The Real Consequences Of Italy’s Referendum : Another Fallen Domino?

Matteo Renzi, Italian PM, has resigned after a heavy defeat in a referendum on the Italian Constitution. Renzi’s attempts to reform the deadlocked political system, investing more power in the […]

Breezing through Barcelona

Has ‘no, it’s too hot’ ever been a legitimate excuse for anything in England? Well, for one thing, it never gets hot enough. But in Barcelona, the Catalonian calor [heat] […]