Renfe has launched an operation to promote and encourage the use of the High-Speed Rail AVE, with discounts of up to 70% in certain routes and days of the week. Additionally, there will be a general reduction of 11% on Tourist Fares and the possibility of purchasing vouchers valid for 10 trips with savings of … Continue reading Renfe AVE prices drop to 11% in February, 2013
Cartagena: a Spanish city port and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain. It is the Spanish city with the most beaches: Cala Cortina, Islas Menores, Honda beach, Mar de Cristal, Cala del Pino, Cavanna beach, Barco Perdido beach, El Galúa beach, Levante beach and La … Continue reading What to see in Cartagena, Spain
To think that I almost skipped this city…. Last year, when most of my coworkers (all Spaniards) at the language school said that they had never been to half of the places I’ve been to in Spain, I was a bit shocked. It’s so easy to move around here that I expected them to have … Continue reading Let me tell you about Murcia, Spain
Well, this news comes in a little late, but it just occurred to me that tons of people have been searching for this information (myself included). So, for future reference, here are a few sites that stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews http://www.youtube.com/politics http://madrid.usembassy.gov/ (This one for Spain) There are also, apparently, some political groups (such as Democrats … Continue reading Where to watch the presidential inauguration from abroad
I have traveled across different time zones a bunch of times before, but this is the first time when it’s been extremely difficult to adjust to the time change. It’s been hard. One day I woke up when it was almost time for dinner! My biological clock is not having it. About 16 days today … Continue reading How to adjust to a new time zone
It’s been forever since last time I wrote anything on here. The good news is it looks like I still have readers! So here I go again. I am back in Spain after just seven months and it feels as though I never left. I’ve been here for two weeks now. I flew here on … Continue reading Why I keep going back to Madrid
Greetings! One of the etiquettes that I like most about the Spanish culture is the greeting. In the Spanish culture, people greet even when they arrive at the most random places, such as a hospital waiting room. There are different ways to say hello. Hola is the most common and general way. But you can … Continue reading Saludos: etiquette I like about the Spanish culture
First of all, congratulations on even thinking that you’d like to give living abroad a try! I think everyone should consider expanding their wings every once in a while. This world is so vast that staying in just one tiny place on the map would be a waste. There’s just so much to see out … Continue reading How to find an apartment in any city in Spain
My first stop out of the three cities I had planned to visit in one weekend (the other two being Santander and Bilbao) was Oviedo. Originally, I had planned to fly to Oviedo, Asturias, from Madrid airport. Two of the major economy airlines in Europe, Ryanair and EasyJet , occasionally promote prices as low as … Continue reading One day in Oviedo: What to do?
Bilbao surprised me. It is a big city, young and chic, with an incredible night life. For some reason, I always got Santander and Bilbao mixed up, but I think I now know the difference. This was my first time visiting and I liked it very much. Too bad I was only there for one … Continue reading One day in Bilbao: What to do?