Alternative Voice

Alternative Voice Madrid

Madrid Metropolitan - Mindfulness
Wellness

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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,...
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...