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added on 07/04/2012 by: BRMurdock
This is a blog that covers a wide range of topics on Spain and especially Madrid. Brian has lived in Spain for over twenty years and has written three books. The blog is mostly in English, but also in Spanish.
 tags: Experiences, Madrid, Spain, Travel, Views
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 27  Posted on 02/15/2015
Thomas Mann left for the mountain at the turn of the 20th Century and almost never left. The fever and the mountain nearly kept him there forever. Long enough to write one of the finest pieces of literature ever to reach our hands and...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 26  Posted on 01/31/2015
The sun came out the next day, so we decided to make for the trails again. The temperatures froze below zero but the sun was out, and anyone knows that when the sun is out in Spain, even the chilliest days seem pleasant. It’s the...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 25  Posted on 01/30/2015
Rascafría is also home to one of the Comunidad de Madrid’s finest and oldest monasteries, Santa María de El Paular. Founded in the late 14th Century by the Carthusian monks, it was the prime spiritual and economic motor...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 24  Posted on 01/26/2015
A surefire way to trim down in times of gluttony is to set out on a lengthy winter’s country walk, and the mountains just north of the capital are just the place to satisfy that urge. Time to gallop up those hills, through those...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 23  Posted on 01/23/2015
There is a way to make it stop. A way to get out it. A place to go when you feel just can’t eat anymore. It’s not home because that’s where all the turrón is, lying there on some shiny ceramic platter just begging...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 22  Posted on 01/19/2015
It’s not always easy to name a single dish to be THE quintessential Christmas dinner, unlike turkey on Thanksgiving, but I can promise you one thing that quite possibly one of the very last choices that would have come to mind would...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 21  Posted on 01/16/2015
You know, you can say what you want, but I still can’t figure out how in God’s name the Dutch ever reached the conclusion that St. Nicholas spent most of the year in Spain. It’s probably not half as baffling as the...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 20  Posted on 01/16/2015
I usually go for a quiet, often solitary walk in the Retiro around six in the evening. It is so peaceful at that time of day. The cars cruising around the perimeter of the park sound far away and harmless; the way they do after a fresh...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 19  Posted on 01/14/2015
I knocked off my last bits of shopping satisfied I had ulfilled my duties as a generous human being, and comforted by the thought that if I hadn’t managed to find just the right thing for that special person in my life, I could...
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The Thirty Days of Christmas 18  Posted on 01/11/2015
If you ever wanted to do a study on just how human behavior buckles under the untold stress of shopping duress, I suggest you stop by the seafood section of the Corte Inglés Department Store supermarket at around 10:15 a.m. on...
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