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 Linda Talluto by Susannah Grant

This month we catch up with Boston-raised, former corporate banker, organiser extraordinaire of INC wine and tapas events, US Embassy Community Liaison Officer, intrepid traveller and imminent grandmother, Linda Talluto What have you been doing in Madrid since you arrived a year ago? To be honest, I spent a lot of time trying to figure […]

Spotlight on Carrie Chen Jun by Susannah Grant

CARRIE CHEN JUN This month we talk to Shanghai-born, Auditor, Financial Broker, Professional Singer, Author, Multi-lingual interpreter and Business Advisor, Carrie Chen Jun. What brought you to Madrid in 2002? An aeroplane! I felt like taking a break from my hectic financial career in order to focus on developing some of my other talents and […]

Spotlight on Tiziana Krause-Jackson by Susannah Grant

  This month the spotlight falls on former lawyer, European literature teacher, translator and multi-lingual Italian grandmother, Tiziana Krause-Jackson, who has lived and relished the Arts in Madrid and bicycling at her summer house in Denia for the past 20 years. You married your British husband, a retired Diplomat after having only spent 23 days […]

Spotlight on Anne Pinder by Susannah Grant

    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 […]

“Why do women look so attractive dressed in the “Traje de Flamenca”? Part 2 – by María Aragón

  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 […]

“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 […]