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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 […]
Do you like Chinese food? Looking for someplace different and fun to eat? In need of a relaxing, informal atmosphere to chat with some friends? If you answered yes to these questions, then I have a great place for you to visit! I was recently on a walk with Our Madrid around Plaza Espana, in […]
Last July I posted about pools and water parks near Madrid and I thought as the warmer weather is upon us, I would re-visit this post. Yes, it gets HOT in Madrid and it’s this time of year where I miss the lovely sea breeze and beaches of Sydney! If you are like me […]
Recently I had the opportunity to tour Valencia, Cartagena and Murcia. These cities were fabulous to visit and a must for your Spanish bucket list. Valencia is a port city. It’s bigger than I expected and has loads of interesting shops and shopping malls, however it’s largely known for its arts and sciences and its […]
The first question would be: how does your house feel? Since our home is the space where our physical cycles take place, it is very important that this place contains all those elements needed to help our body to react in a certain way. It is pretty common that most of us have our favorite […]
Looking to get out of the city for a day? I am always surprised how many people have yet to hear about Safari Madrid (www.safarimadrid.com), but that is probably because any random day off from school my girls and I head off to the Safari. Safari Madrid has a little bit of everything. Upon entrance […]
I have to apologise for my late post this week. I’ve been travelling a lot lately and currently I’m on a group trip where I’ve found that my time is not my own. Add to that the difficulties I’ve sometimes faced with Wifi on my journeys and posting has been a little problematic. We had the opportunity recently […]
If you were to do nothing but take a fjord tour in Norway, it would be a trip worthwhile! This was an amazing experience. At the time of year we visited Bergen (April), there were only two tours available – a three hour boat trip through the fjords, or a nine hour train, bus and […]
Last week found us visiting Bergen in Norway and I have to say that I was blown away by this spectacular city! Unfortunately we were only there for four days and two of those days my husband was busy with meetings. But, as I’ve said in the past, this just means we’ll have to take […]