Madrid is full of bars, everywhere you turn there is somewhere you can grab a drink and hang out with friends, relaxing and chatting. This is a guide to the liveliest areas, known as “barrios” in Madrid Centro. Where you can find the highest concentration of bars, clubs and nightlife in the city centre. A list of some of the most popular venues in each barrio, plus a few of my favourite places to go for a great night out…… View Post

There is a bit of an art to packing a carry-on bag with everything you need and it does take a little bit of planning. You can’t just chuck it all in at the last minute and away you go. I will share with you my top tips for packing only hand luggage…… View Post

Christmas is around the corner!! Just in case you were wondering what it’s like over here or you’re heading to Spain yourself, here’s my Christmas guide…… View Post

I love reading and I much prefer reading a second-hand book. Sure, I can order a book to be delivered from Amazon or go to the big high street Spanish stores like Casa del Libro, Relay or Corte Ingles to buy a new book. But it’s not quite the same…… View Post

As the winter draws in and the weather turns miserable it’s hard to not dream of blue skies and sunnier climates. Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking about where you could go to get a dose of winter sun and my favourite 5 destinations in Spain to visit during winter…… View Post

I’m partial to a nice cold beverage sitting in the Spanish sunshine, I mean who isn’t? In Madrid the work life balance leans heavily, on life, enjoying your free time and relaxing with family and friends…… View Post

Speaking another language is a great skill to have but it does take time, patience and money. Here are 10 simple resources I found helpful for learning Spanish… and they are all free!… View Post

The wonderful city of Valencia is just 2 hours from Madrid by fast train. I’ve been meaning to visit Valencia for a long-time now and we finally made it. This post will tell you all about my trip and give you info and tips on all of Valencia’s highlights…… View Post

Essential city information that everyone should know before traveling to Madrid…… View Post

Calling all Walking Dead fans… You have to read this!…… View Post