Welcome to the International Newcomers Club of Madrid Blog page. The Blog is where members can find interesting things to do in Madrid, around Spain, and all over the world.
The Blog is a place for members to share their personal experiences. The Blog will feature travelogues, sports, culture, health and beauty, food – including restaurant reviews and recipes, fashion, and design. I would encourage all members to contribute to our Blog page.
Feel free to submit your articles to my email address (email@example.com). Please no more than 500 words, and no more than four photos per entry. Don’t worry if you’re written English is a little rusty, I will review all articles. If necessary, I will make the edits, and return the edited version to the the author for approval prior to publishing, please let me also know if you like your article to be public or private. Entries for the Blog are to be submitted by the 15th of each month, September – June, not later than 6:00 p.m. Please check this page on Tuesdays for new posts.
British physiotherapist, Happy Loro, mother and grandmother of 3 and longstanding INC member, Callie Stewart, tells us about her superfood plantations in Paraguay and the secret to an enriching, long and happy life in Madrid. 1. When did your overseas adventures start? When I was 25 my father banished me to Canada l as I […]
LaKasa by Eleanor Pojer There are so many hidden gems of restaurants here in Madrid. One of our favourites that we like to go is called LaKasa which is a great choice for those occasions when you’re looking for something special. It is a modern restaurant with a warm welcoming atmosphere and you’ll need to […]
One thing not a lot of people know about me, is that I’m addicted to pizza. Only good pizza mind you. Ever since I lived in Florence in my 20’s I need a crispy 00 dough fix on a weekly basis. Everyone has their own idea of their “ideal” pizza but I’m rather a purist […]
An Australian with Indian roots, Nilima Parker has worked for IBM round the world, taught Catechism at her local public school and cooked up a storm wherever she goes. Here she tells us about her passion for travel, cooking, charity work and where to get a really good curry in town. You left Mumbai aged […]
This month´s spotlight is on INC President and former radiographer, Eleanor Pojer, who gives us some exotic insight into her long-term expat lifestyle in Asia and Europe. How has Madrid changed since you first moved here in 1989? Well…. Spain has changed so much over the past 28 years, since joining the EU there are […]
SPOTLIGHT ON KATIE SCHMIDT, a former Epidemiologist from the US, gives us invaluable insight into a healthier lifestyle and wellbeing. 1.Tell us about being an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and how did you get into that field? As a Health Coach, I’m a nutrition and wellness advisor and accountability partner who works closely with women […]
THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT IS ON LAURA NORIEGA, an expat lawyer for 20 years in the UK, US, Austria and the Far East How has it felt to return to Madrid after 20 years abroad? I found it hard at first as I underestimated how tough it is to return to a familiar place […]
This month we take a peak into the life of the INC’s very own Blog Editor and published author, Kirsty Leggatt How long have you been in Madrid? Nearly three years now. What brought you to Madrid in the first place? My husband, Ray, is the Australian Defence Attaché for Southern Europe. He’s a […]
In August we visited Plasencia, a lovely town in Western, Spain about 2.5 hours drive from Madrid. It’s a medieval walled city on the famous “Silver Route”. Main city sites: Catedral de Plasencia The remains of a Roman Aqueduct The city walls with six gates in all The museum (located near the Cathedral) Various other […]
I hope everyone had a fantastic summer! We actually decided to stay in Madrid through July and August. We enjoy Madrid over this period, it’s quiet, the sales are still on and there is no traffic – bliss! Also, I hate crowds and unfortunately Spain, particularly at the beaches, is crowded at this time of […]