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Autumn in Madrid

Autumn in Madrid  Autumn, or Fall as our literally minded American friends like to call it, is a wonderful time to be in Madrid. To...

Happy Holidays

It’s that time of the year again, holiday time. Not the horrendous pagan midwinter consumer fest, but summer holidays, the stuff of dreams, long...

Whats in a flag?

  Whats in a flag? The universe is a complex place. Infinitely complex, some might say. Take ants, for example. Amazingly industrious insects, which have evolved...

Sky High

Sky High For the modern bourgeois, or maybe not so bourgeois, traveller there can be few greater horrors in modern life than flying. The emergence...

The Alternative Voice – Let it grow

In today’s culture of relentless positivity, the word “growth” is often bandied about, along with its slightly posher synonym “development.” Both tend to be...
Madrid Metropolitan - Mindfulness

Mindlessness: An Alternative Approach

There are many things that are annoying about being alive in the early 21st century. Like identity politics, phones, Donald Trump, call centres, franchises,...
Cervezas en Madrid

The soul of a culture

Cultural can often mean trudging around dull museums, shuffling around ancient Cathedrals, gazing at endless rows of paintings, or reading impenetrable works of literature....
Alternative Voice Tourism

Tourism

I’m not much of a tourist. I hate sandals and museums, and I resent being preyed upon by people who secretly hold me in...
Are you being served?

Are You Being Served?

One of the silliest precepts of political correctness is the idea that if you change the language then you change the culture. This appeals...
Spanish Culture or Atavistic Bloodlust?

A Load of Old Bull

Fans of bullfighting see it as an integral part of Spanish culture. Opponents see it as an excuse for primitive sadists to indulge in...
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