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...
NO WE CAN’T

No We Can`t

It’s difficult to know when positive thinking first infected our culture, or at exactly which point it burrowed its way into the collective consciousness...
Semolina

Alternative Voice : Food Glorious Food

I’m not much of a foodie. I like eating although you would never guess that from my svelte waistline. But I don’t really understand...
Football 2017

Alt Voice – Football

I love football. Despite myself. Despite the fact that I actively dislike the players, the fans, the backroom staff, the home and away shirts,...
Wellness

The Alt Voice – And So It Begins…

January. A dry month for many. An annual uphill slog, following the pagan orgy that is the winter solstice, recently repackaged as Christmas for...

The Voice

So, why do I love Madrid? Especially now that the dark forces of neo-liberalism are conspiring to turn every city on the planet into...
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