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. Mountain viewtop of Javea

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 ( 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.



“Why do women look so attractive dressed in the “Traje de Flamenca”? Part 1 – by María Aragón

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 […]

Spotlight on Callie Stewart by Susannah Grant

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 restaurant by Eleanor Pojer

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 […]

Spotlight on Katie Schmidt by Susannah Grant

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 […]