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.
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 […]
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 […]