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.
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This month’s Spotlight falls on French entrepreneur Fanny Signeyrole, formerly Fanny Zara. A History of Art and MBA graduate, Fanny has returned to the fashion industry after several years in the business coaching and finance world in North America. Where you do call home? I don’t feel attached to places but people. Home is […]
I recently went on a day trip out of Madrid, kayaking! Yucalcari is a company that rents kayaks & stand up paddleboards to use on the San Juan reservoir. I went with a group of Moms from school, at the end of their summer season, in late September. The reservoir is about an hour’s […]
This month we delve into the life of long term Madrid resident, former INC Board Member and tour guide extraordinaire, Anne Pinder who originally hails from Iowa. How did you get into the tour guiding and walking business? I originally started by organizing walking and biking trips for a large group of Spanish friends almost […]
Shoes are also very important. The Flamenca dress is always accompanied by high-heeled shoes, in keeping with the very feminine spirit of the dress, since a high heel always flatters the figure. No matter whether it measures 2 cm or 10 cm, every woman knows what she’s used to wearing, and how long she […]
Because these dresses, typical of Andalucia, are specially made to highlight the best of the female body. And I’m not talking from a “machista” point of view, in fact just the opposite. Women dressed “de Flamenca” are admired for the beauty of the whole outfit, by both women and men, but mainly by women, who […]
This month we talk to Brazilian INC member Renata Morassutti, a former Intellectual Property Lawyer and more recently a Sommelier about her take on living in Lima and Madrid. What was it like as a Sao Paulo student to move to the US to study Law and then work there? It was a great experience […]
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 […]