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.



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 […]

Plasencia…By Kirsty Leggatt

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 […]

Safari Madrid…By Heather Taylor

Looking to get out of the city for a day? I am always surprised how many people have yet to hear about Safari Madrid (, 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 […]